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And So It Begins

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I know that for my online friends who live in the Southern Hemisphere, the season is turning from summer to autumn. But here in northern New England, we’re beginning to see signs of our long-awaited and, we like to think, well-deserved Spring.

DSC_4688And So It Begins

The trees are still bare and patches of snow linger in the shade. The newly-revealed ground is littered with last autumn’s leaves and the skeletal remains of last year’s perennials. But look! Right at my feet, pushing up through those decaying leaves and dead branches: the first crocus, tiny cups of brightest gold holding the promise of spring at last.

DSC_4682Are You For Real?

The earth is waking up from her long winter’s sleep. Last week I noticed a few green shoots of bulbs poking up through the soil, and this week there are dozens and dozens.

DSC_4667Ready or Not, Here We Come

Leaf buds are swelling in the lilac hedge.

DSC_4673Potentiality

There are more crocus blooming in the bed out back.

DSC_4671Old and New

And I’m not the only one happy about it.

DSC_4606Ecstasy [218/365]

Ah, Mother Nature, I knew you wouldn’t let us down!

15 thoughts on “And So It Begins

  1. Your landscape looks very much like ours. The grass is finally turning green, and we anticipate some blooms in our flower beds soon. Happy spring!

  2. Wow, those are really pretty. Maybe I should actually go outside or something. :-)

  3. Yay for Spring! I bet it is fun discovering everything new in your new place.

  4. Fantastic, I think the longer you have to wait the more you appreciate it.

  5. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful spring for you, Lee.
    It has definitely been long-awaited.
    Looks like we are right about in the same “place” spring-wise.
    Our yellow crocuses bloomed last week.

  6. I like that question “Are you for real?” With the winter you have had in Maine this year, that is certainly a well-asked question. Thankfully, Mother Nature does not disappoint. It is good to notice these first beginnings and take a moment of to be grateful for the turning of the seasons.

  7. Wonderful to see spring in these beautiful images. Yes, spring is finally on its way.

  8. I love crocii! Great shots, Lee. And that bee looks a little risque in her interaction with that crocus… :-)

  9. Well, you certainly have waited long enough for spring to arrive! You’ve captured the beauty of the crocuses and the graceful budding trees, full of promise. Enjoy, enjoy!

  10. Well deserved? Absolutely! Too short? Most definitely. And I know you will make the most of it–I’m looking forward to lots of warm(er) weather photos and the stories that go with them.

  11. Yay! It’s here! We really did earn it this year.

  12. lovely signs of spring, change of season is such a great time- especially after winter.

  13. I love all your beautiful signs of spring. we are going into autumn here and I’m not looking forward to it! look forward to seeing more of your spring shots

  14. all that green and those blooms are such a welcome sight. Nice!

  15. Absolutely loved the bee getting drunk on the warmth & flowers opening to the sun.

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