Color me spring

Robin welcoming spring on a foggy morning.

Spring officially begins at 1:14am on March 20th.  The average high temperature here in the Bogs at this time of year is usually 48 degrees (F).

Sun rising on this foggy Monday morning

Weeks before the vernal equinox, spring arrived and started calling the land to life.  And boy, has the earth awakened!  Things are budding, blooming, and leafing so quickly this year it’s difficult to keep up with it all.

Burying Winter

Records are being broken with our high temperatures lately.  It is likely to happen again today as the thermometer reaches towards 80 degrees.

The fear is that this is a false spring, that in a week or two or three, winter will return and coldly burn away the greening and the colorful awakening.

The other fear is that we will skip spring entirely and go right into the dog days of summer, the growing season hastening along faster than we can keep up with it.


Either one of those things could happen.  Or neither one.  Perhaps spring will just settle in for a bit, a little warmer than usual on some days, a little cooler than usual on others.

Whatever happens, I am going to enjoy it, moment by moment, one (or two) flower(s) at a time, one foggy morning at a time, one warm and sunny afternoon at a time.

It is much too beautiful right now not to enjoy each moment, each flower, each budding tree.

The fog was thick this morning and it took quite a while for it to burn off, shrouding all the new life of spring in mystery and magic and dew.

This morning's view of the pond.

The spider webs were once again covered with the jewels of morning.  The birds filled the foggy air with their songs and chatter.  I took a walk in the meadows and around the pond, admiring Mother Nature’s displays.

An army of daffodils marching into spring

I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen so many daffodils in bloom all at once.  Their bright yellow heads are everywhere, popping up all across the landscape.

There are other flowers blooming as well, but I don’t know the names of them all.  Little blue flowers scattered across the lawn.  Snowdrops looking down upon the earth they recently decamped.

Greening of the willows

I’d best put an end to this post.  I could go on and on and on about how beautiful it is outside right now.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  What’s happening in your area?  Have you taken a walk today to find out?

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth


30 Comments on “Color me spring”

  1. Beautiful images – I especially love the sunrise in the fog!! I feel the same way about the weather, who knows what the weather may be from day to day, or even if winter is truly over for the season – but it sure is nice to enjoy it while we have it!!

  2. Gracie says:

    Beautiful images, Robin. Springtime is such a magical time, lots of awesome things to photograph.

  3. The daffodils do look like an army – or a parade of choir singers? Really liked the purple hued one with the bright green buds – and the foggy one with the flowering tree branch: poetic!

  4. I do so admire foggy pictures, as they’re something I’ve never really been able to capture myself… but maybe that’s because if it’s foggy, the last thing I think about doing is taking the camera anywhere… lol… Maybe one day I will, and hopefully I’ll get something like yours..

  5. Robin, the daffodils are lovely, but I think my favorite photo is the fifth–the buds beginning to open and green. So stunning!

  6. Robin… I’m just entranced by your fog photography.. I love the pond and the pretty bird, how gorgeous yet mysterious it is there! Let’s pray for the right seasons at the right time!

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  8. Anita Mac says:

    Beautiful daffodils! As always, love your work!

  9. Joanne says:

    Look at the fog, the daffodils, the buds on the trees the pond….beautiful! If winter does return to the bogs, you know you can snuggle up indoors, keep warm and look at these stunning photos as reminders of the beauty!

    This morning I have only been just outside the back door to feed the birds. We have rain and mist, which I don’t mind at all, but I do wish the humidity in the air wasn’t so heavy. It will pass soon enough though, as we head into winter. 🙂

  10. bearyweather says:

    Love your daffodils. There are no flowers blooming here and the trees are still half asleep…. but, if this warm weather continues it will be soon. I am listening to a thunderstorm tonight and last night there were mosquitoes. Mosquitoes in March? … it just does not happen in northern Minnesota … maybe our calendars are just wrong some how.

  11. Robin,
    Enjoyed this post immensely. Love the fog photos AND that green bud photo with the purplish background–striking.
    I’m rushing the Sprig clean-up as it’s coming faster than I can keep up with. The plants are growing right around the old stalks–I’ll have to do a marathon cleaning!

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  13. Your photos are stunning, Robin!! I really am inspired by them. I fear I need a lot more money though to buy the proper lenses and Photoshop/Piknik, etc. All I have is an Olympus PEN…. Anyway, they’re amazing!!

  14. dragonfae says:

    Love the daffodils! They are such “happy” flowers. 🙂

    We don’t really get winter (or fall) here so I have to get the seasonal thing through folks like you. Thanks for sharing your spring!

  15. Loving your signs of spring! The fog photo is gorgous as well.
    Happy Spring! 🙂

  16. Sallyann says:

    I love how spring is everywhere, and I love how beautifully you’ve captured it with your camera. 🙂

  17. I know what you mean – I’m not sure I trust this “spring” to stay around.
    But, yesterday was 70, and I’m not going to waste a minute of it!
    Great photos today!

  18. there is something mystical about fog on the land, isn’t there. This morning, I walked down to the river, quite early, and the songbirds were up and awake – such a lovely choir. A robin was bopping along the ground and I realized that soon the peepers will be here. Ah Spring.

  19. aFrankAngle says:

    “Enjoying the moment” says it all. On this first day of spring may be establishing a new record high – thus breaking a record set sometime in the 1800s. Loved the morning fog!

  20. giselzitrone says:

    Schöne Bilder wünsche einen schönen Frühlingsbeginn Herzlicher Gruss Gislinde.

  21. Karma says:

    I agree Robin – let’s just enjoy spring however we get it. Not like we can control what happens anyway. Your spring is definitely accelerated further along than ours – I can’t keep up with all your lovely photos!

  22. Robin, you captured it all, not only in the lovely images (love the robin!)but in the thoughtful narrative.

  23. Karen says:

    I have enjoyed the photos of your blossoming spring flowers. We are having exceptionally warm days in New Hampshire as well but by the weekend, it will be back to the 50’s in the day and the 30’s a night which is typical.

  24. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone for all of your wonderful comments. Please excuse me for not keeping up and for the one big thank you. I would love to respond to each and every comment, but my life seems to be as busy as Spring right now, with things blooming and needing attention all over the place.

    Happy Spring and thank you so much for visiting, for the likes, and for the comments. 🙂

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  27. jane tims says:

    Hi Robin. I like those maple flowers… like little fireworks! jane

  28. Dana says:

    I love daffodils, Robin. They have been blooming here for a few weeks already, but that’s not unusual, given our coastal climate. (Apparently, Victoria is one of the largest– if not the largest– supplier of daffodils in North America. The Cancer Society uses it as the official flower, so thousands upon thousands of daffodils are shipped from here for fundraising purposes across the continent.)

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