Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

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“For this week’s challenge, share a photo which describes what spring means to you.”  Where I live, spring brings back the California poppies. This little flower is so cheerful, but it’s the flag on the back of a departing boat.  Adios to rain and cool breezes. On the horizon are long vistas of hot dry weather, shades pulled against the sun, escalating water bills, summer fires. Please stay a bit longer, little poppy!

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15 Comments

  1. simply lovel combination of colours love that

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    1. Thank you! This photo is literally from a “walk in the park”. Lucky us here in southern California.

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      1. yes you are, normally its amazing colours but all the same, ie lots of pinks etc, but the combination of these are stunning x

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  2. I had a whole bunch of CA poppies volunteer to show up on the stretch along my driveway…. they are so cheerful. I don’t think it’s possible to actually catch their sparkle. Though lord knows I’ve tried.

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    1. You’re absolutely right, they do sparkle, don’t they? And this photo doesn’t capture that sparkle. I think sparkle is what made me describe them as cheerful.

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  3. I always loved the little poppy ‘hats’! Really pretty picture!

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    1. Thanks Sue. I love them too. Before they arrive each spring I’ve forgotten about them, and am always surprised when they show up. When I saw the first poppy leaves in my garden, I thought “huh, carrots???”. I’m not much of a horticulturalist, as you might have noticed.

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      1. Carrots, lol! Well, you aren’t that far off, they’re orange!!

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  4. Poppies are to you, what daffodils are to me – spring cheer! Love the colors in this photo – the orange fairly shouts!

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    1. I feel very fond of my little patch of poppies. They’re like unselfconscious children, bubbling with life. I will keep trying to get a shot that does just to these little friends.

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      1. 🙂 looking forward to seeing the result!

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  5. yorkshirevarmint May 6, 2014 at 9:09 am

    A beautiful spring shot it is too … I love the vibrant colours of spring

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    1. Yes, those colors energize us, don’t they?

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  6. Saw this and just had to take a deep breath…beauty does that to a person.

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    1. Thank you Kimberly. Our earth is astonishingly beautiful and we are so blessed to be part of it.

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