06 April 2011

Wordless Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday and Macros: Signs of Spring on the Prairie

Thankfully, my optimism the past few weeks has given me strength to make it mentally to this week, when suddenly the world is bursting with signs of Spring. 

Since looking at other blogs showing signs of Spring have helped keep me focused, I thought I would share some I have taken and add to a few Photo Challenges:


Wordless Wednesday:




and then, she {snapped}




The parks doing "controlled burns" everywhere I look (not going to state my opinion on this as it is a new idea to me)...










Macro Photo Challenge:






Photo Challenge Mellow Yellow:

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We managed to go out and enjoy several walks this week.  We have been listening to frogs croaking away in every single small pond possible, woodpeckers letting the sounds of their excavations in trees echo through the woods and across the prairies, deer nibbling at new shoots, birds singing in the morning starting at around 4:30 am, insects flying around our heads as we hike on the trails, and the whole world filled with new life while I think of my Babcia in Poland the past few weeks.  We have been wondering how best to care for her in her older age, so the rebirth has been very uplifting and sorely needed for me lately.

I hope you all manage to go outside this week and enjoy the Spring. 

Na razie...










Also, my photo of two daffodils backlit are for the Simplicity Photo Challenge...





16 comments:

stephanie said...

Love the one of the daffodils with the sun backlighting them. Beautiful.

Mom Photographer said...

oh wow! those pictures are beautiful. spring is there you can tell! hope everything is fine with you!

GrammyMouseTails said...

I love seeing your crocus is coming up! I am waiting for mine. I have daffodils naturalized in my grassy areas. I think the controlled burns started with the native Americans to cut back weeds & enrich the soils. thanks for stopping & commenting over at my blog I love your recipe section! I have Polish heritage too, and look forward to more of your meals :) ~Faythe

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network and Momma Jorje!

I love macro photography! You can see mine from a previous WW here. (You can see the answers on the next day.)

The Digital Latina said...

Beautiful photos of nature...

alicia said...

Yah for spring signs!! Can't wait. Happy WW!

Fuegita said...

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Candace McClintick said...

Great photos! especially the first couple macros!!

Dani said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog, that hedge hog sure was the cutest. I had no idea you could get special hedgehogs for pets!! Can you believe it!?

Your post and blog is beautiful! :)

We went on a walk at the weekend, and spring is definitely here. . .we got soaked through it tipped it down half way through. But it was a fresh rain, and it had that amazing smell like it hadn't rained in weeks. (Of course it had, it is england after all)

I'm your newest follower, i'm excited to learn all about you.

Please feel free to drop by and catch up with my blog at anytime. . .

:)

Grampy said...

Nice to see your flowers coming up. Not too much happening here yet. A couple more weeks and they should be popping every where.

Dorian Susan said...

Pretty daffs....I like your shot of the controlled burn, don't know as I'd like to be breathing in it tho.

Katrina said...

Beautiful pictures - thanks for coming by and linking up on my blog www.proverbs-31-wife.blogspot.com
I enjoyed the mellow yellow challenge of yours

Abbie said...

I really like the one with the two daffodils!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

That photo of the moss on the log? Beautiful! So are the daffodil photos. :)
Thanks for stopping by and linking up last week. I'm a little late, but I'm trying to make it to as many linkups as possible before my new post goes live tonight. Following you now via GFC. Have a great day!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Stopping by from Bloggy Moms. Very nice!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!