The progression of spring

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

“Along the river, over the hills, in the ground, in the sky, spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” -John Muir

Coltsfoot, March 24, 2012

I’ve appreciated the folks who’ve come by, despite the lack of new posts here. My life has been busier than usual these past few months and it has been good to finally sit with the few photos I did manage to take and put them in some sort of order. With the warm weather lately, all sorts of interesting insects are appearing and that’s inspiring!

Spring came early to our part of eastern Ontario this year, with Coltsfoot being the first wildflower to bloom, followed by Round-lobed Hepatica, Bloodroot, Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty, Trout Lilies and Trilliums. The blooming of the Hepatica and return of the Barn Swallows to their farmhouse porch nests (on May 13th this year) are among my favourite signs of spring – what are yours?

Coltsfoot, March 31, 2012

Bloodroot, March 31 (taken with iPhone – click for larger image)

Round-Lobed Hepatica, March 31 (taken with iPhone – click for larger image)

Trillium, May 8, 2012 (taken with iPhone)

Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty, March 31, 2012

Pin Cherry?, April 15, 2012

Apple Blossoms, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Common Blue Violet, May 5, 2012

26 Responses to “The progression of spring”
  1. skadhu says:

    Gorgeous photos—well worth the wait! My favourite signs of spring are sequential—whatever pops up unexpectedly against the winter colours is suddenly my favourite. But I do particularly like blue-eyed mary, yellow violets, shooting stars, and calypso orchids. And then the things that mass colours against dullness, like the early cherry blossoms.

  2. sandy says:

    What a stunning series! Each photo is lovely on its own, but the whole tells the spring story.

  3. Wonderful set here. Beautiful photos, all! Thank you!

  4. donald says:

    beautiful shots, as always. great to see the progression into spring. i agree, well worth the wait!

  5. Your photos are really so beautiful.

  6. Lisa says:

    welcome back!
    these photos are gorgeous, especially seeing how spring blossomed for you over the months. looking forward to seeing your summer stories.

  7. sybil says:

    The common blue violet looks so very uncommon ! Lovely photos.

  8. Beautiful photos, Cait! I was thinking about you recently – so glad you are posting again. Your iPhone photos are great too!

  9. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful images. It’s a wonderful and exciting time of year!

  10. Lovely, as always, to see your take on the unfolding world, Cait! Your elegant images have beautifully caught the transition from ice and snow through sap and spring. Hope all is well with you!


  11. Jess says:

    Absolutely adore this post! wonderful pictures, they are so wonderful. I was amased when I found this blog, I really love it! Thank you very much for sharing them with us!

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