Silver spring

Last week, spring was in full bloom

With no ice on the lake

And swimming dogs in the sunset.

Swim

Today, it’s the spring equinox

And we celebrate with a silver dawn

And lots of snow.

Silver morning copy

The swans formed a heart

That seemed to be saying:

Don’t complain – just enjoy!

Grey geese

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92 responses

  1. Beautiful scenery photos.

    March 20, 2014 at 12:17

  2. Så vackert!
    We had a lot of rain and wind.
    Today will be warmer degrees and some sun.
    Hope to get out to take some Pictures.
    Trevlig dag!
    Majsan//

    March 20, 2014 at 12:24

  3. It’s been a topsy-turvy weather week for sure, but beautiful no matter what. I love the tug of war as the seasons change. That first photo sums up how I feel at the spring equinox – full of hope.

    As an aside, are they really grey geese? They look more like whooper swans (sångsvan).

    March 20, 2014 at 12:45

    • I thought they were swans, but then a Swedish woman said they were grey geese. You might be right – they DO look more swan-like, don’t they?

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      March 20, 2014 at 13:56

      • “then a Swedish woman said they were grey geese I had to laugh at this, remembering a Swedish woman (a teacher as well) who told me that Sydney was the capital of Australia and got quite shirty that I wouldn’t believe her.

        I’m pretty sure these are young whooper swans (still with juvenile grey brown plumage), especially looking at the beak colour and the length of their necks. But then what would I know? I’m just a silly woman who thinks Canberra is the capital of Australia… :-)

        March 20, 2014 at 18:53

      • Glad to have you confirm my first feeling that they are swans!

        Lady Fi wrote: > >

        March 21, 2014 at 05:39

  4. Because of you I will always think of Sweden as having such a beautiful colour. Please accept a duck for luck. \,,,,(‘)< :-)

    March 20, 2014 at 13:03

  5. Luminous and foggy–I like both!

    March 20, 2014 at 13:30

  6. The beauty soothes my soul this morning. Thank you for sharing your Spring here. Val x

    March 20, 2014 at 13:32

  7. Vilka färger! Är det naturligt eller lite bearbetning?

    March 20, 2014 at 13:32

    • Det var en riktigt fin lila kvällssol!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      March 20, 2014 at 13:52

      • ofattbart läckert om det dessutom var helt på riktigt!

        March 20, 2014 at 14:00

  8. yay…come on spring..its actually supposed to get up in the 60s here today…i am rather excited after the ice storm on sunday/monday…maybe that was winters farewell…..lovely purple….

    March 20, 2014 at 13:39

  9. Don

    Images are magnificent Fiona.

    March 20, 2014 at 13:54

  10. A strange spring to follow a strange winter

    March 20, 2014 at 14:17

  11. mir

    I hope the rebirth of nature wont see blocked by the return of the snow, i’m sure your captures of the blooming will be marvelous!

    March 20, 2014 at 14:20

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous shots.
    It’s a most magnificent spring day here.

    March 20, 2014 at 15:20

  13. awww. a little step back, but you still enjoy the beauty. :)

    March 20, 2014 at 15:25

  14. Love the purple of the sunset and the silver of the dawn! Just gorgeous!

    March 20, 2014 at 15:26

  15. You do have a beautiful world — winter or summer or in between! Gorgeous ways to begin and end any day!! Superb captures, as always! Enjoy your weekend!!

    March 20, 2014 at 15:41

  16. Love the colours in the 1st pic!!

    March 20, 2014 at 15:46

  17. Beautiful spring picture. We all enjoy the spring.
    Enjoy even dogs.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

    March 20, 2014 at 15:55

  18. All that liquid silver across the lake is so lovely, but I would really love to have some sunlight and warmth!

    March 20, 2014 at 16:45

  19. That first shot would be great framed, beautiful colours! We have snow again today as well.

    March 20, 2014 at 17:16

  20. What pretty silver colors! That last photo is beautiful!

    March 20, 2014 at 17:34

  21. beautiful shots especially the swimming with the dogs shot. i always enjoy your photography.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

    March 20, 2014 at 17:35

  22. Love the beautiful wintry scenes!

    March 20, 2014 at 18:23

  23. what a ‘feel good’ photo! loved this. :)

    March 20, 2014 at 18:47

  24. The strength of the light in these great pictures! The Swan Lake! Wonderful reflections! regards

    March 20, 2014 at 18:53

  25. the colors are gorgeous – enjoy a great weekend!

    March 20, 2014 at 20:05

  26. daryledelstein

    i will believe its truly spring here when the temps stay over 40 for more than a day

    March 20, 2014 at 20:22

  27. The photos are exquisite! I love each one of them!

    March 20, 2014 at 20:43

  28. Magnificent photos! We are supposed to get snow here again next Tuesday.

    March 20, 2014 at 20:45

  29. Your photos are lovely and I’m so happy that spring as arrived in your area. I can’t believe how quickly the ice on your lake has melted. Every lake is frozen solid where I am. We had a little snow again today.

    March 20, 2014 at 21:03

  30. Lovely shots especially the 1. picture.
    Happy spring Greetings, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

    March 20, 2014 at 21:08

  31. Gorgeous photos, and I love seeing swans gliding on the water so gracefully like that!

    March 20, 2014 at 21:22

  32. So beautiful!

    March 20, 2014 at 21:59

  33. Love that second image especially – quite special.

    March 20, 2014 at 22:03

    • That’s my favourite too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      March 21, 2014 at 05:32

  34. That first picture had me going: “Yes, yes, yes! Do dive in, son!” :-) But that water is probably freezing cold. So, no. Glorious landscape.

    Greetings from London.

    March 20, 2014 at 22:22

  35. It’s been a very strange winter indeed.
    Both of these photograph are beautiful.
    I especially love the pinks in the first one.

    March 20, 2014 at 22:26

  36. LOVE & Adore that first photo!!!!!!!!!! Xx

    March 20, 2014 at 22:28

  37. Wow, the first shot is stunning..I love the color.. I have to admit, I am tired of seeing snow. But your snowy scene is beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

    March 20, 2014 at 22:43

  38. Jim

    And how could one not enjoy this, Fiona. Just lovely!
    Around here we call all ‘spring snowfalls’ the farmers fertilizer.

    March 20, 2014 at 22:48

  39. grateful for moments of peace and every thing in between whatever the weather. Beautiful images and thoughts Fi.

    March 20, 2014 at 23:32

  40. You get the most remarkable purple skies. Stunning!

    March 21, 2014 at 00:09

  41. Winter seems to be having a hard time leaving in much of this country too. Many of our snow-bird neighbors are wondering if they should extend their stay (the end of March is usually a huge exodus from Florida and the other snow bird states). You make winter look so beautiful I almost wish I could experience it. Almost.

    March 21, 2014 at 00:16

  42. Oh, the ebb and flow of winter into spring, never a straight shot! Love your photos, must be wonderful to live on such a idyllic lake. Happy Equinox!

    March 21, 2014 at 00:18

  43. Pat

    Such lovely images.

    March 21, 2014 at 00:25

  44. The colorful shot is very beautiful but so is the snowy icy ones.

    March 21, 2014 at 01:01

  45. We’ve had several days of mild, sunny weather, but snow is back in the forecast for next week. But I’ll try to enjoy whatever Mother Nature brings around.

    March 21, 2014 at 01:50

  46. The pink and white are certainly calming. Something caught the dogs’ attention.

    March 21, 2014 at 02:24

  47. Spring feels late everywhere, but the birds are hurrying it along.

    Jen

    March 21, 2014 at 03:44

  48. That purple water is gorgeous!

    March 21, 2014 at 04:52

  49. Rahul

    Wow! lovely streaks of grey and silver!

    March 21, 2014 at 05:16

  50. I love the pinks in that first image in contrast to the black and white images at dawn. Many parts of the world have been having long cold winters and a reluctant spring. We learn to take what comes and let go of our expectations to enjoy things the way they are!

    March 21, 2014 at 05:19

  51. The second and third pics give me peaceful feeling. Thanks :)

    March 21, 2014 at 06:58

  52. wundervolle Momente
    schön das der Frühling EUCH auch gefunden hat
    LG zum Freitag vom katerchen

    March 21, 2014 at 07:53

  53. Love the little’s one’s arm action and the dogs watching. Gorgeous colours in these photos.

    March 21, 2014 at 07:57

  54. Beautiful pics!

    March 21, 2014 at 08:29

  55. Wonderful scenes.

    March 21, 2014 at 10:50

  56. the kid seem to want to jump in as well. :) Love the swan image.

    March 21, 2014 at 11:29

  57. Mother Nature will do what Mother Nature will do. Beautiful on both sides of the equinox!

    March 21, 2014 at 12:03

  58. Amazing, amazing…! Spring on one day, snow the next day!

    March 21, 2014 at 12:25

  59. Wonderful shots as ever.
    It’s been a strange winter and spring is starting in a strange way too.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    March 21, 2014 at 13:46

  60. everyone seems happy including those beautiful swan

    March 21, 2014 at 14:52

  61. Beautiful shots, The swans have the right attitude.

    March 21, 2014 at 14:58

  62. Lovely photos!!!

    March 21, 2014 at 15:27

  63. nocolebolo


    What a wonderful day!. Spring is here. Light is growing and growing.
    And your photos are great, as usual, Lady!

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    March 21, 2014 at 17:07

  64. The swans forming the heart: fabulous!
    It is encouraging to know that Spring is officially here – even if Spring was greeted with snow in many places.

    March 21, 2014 at 18:16

  65. Very beautiful photos! As always :-)) Here also winter returned. Now we long for spring?!

    March 21, 2014 at 18:17

  66. Whoa….w! The swans! I’m not complaining :)

    March 21, 2014 at 18:22

  67. Incredible, full of exquisite lilac at first! Have a good night!

    March 21, 2014 at 19:44

  68. Lady Fi: We had snow this morning and now clear and sunshine. Maybe Spring is starting.

    March 21, 2014 at 21:39

  69. The colors of the first shot are so beautiful! And the swans so lovely! Wonderful photos!

    March 21, 2014 at 23:37

  70. You are right. There’s no reason to complain… We’ll just enjoy the weather—-whatever it is… Okay???? We have had a couple of warm days —but they say that winter is not finished with us yet…

    Great photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    March 22, 2014 at 02:44

  71. The only thing you can predict at this time of year is unpredictability!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    March 22, 2014 at 06:37

  72. Nice posting….

    March 22, 2014 at 07:50

  73. We had heavy snow arrive today, too! After a beautiful day of sunny melting temps yesterday. Two steps forward, one step back – that’s the way Spring goes for us!! SLOWLY but surely we’re making progress toward seeing the earth under all this winter’s snow.
    Exquisite photos! And smart reminder from the swans – just enjoy. :)

    March 22, 2014 at 08:06

  74. avrà la primavera candidi fiocchi sui biondi capelli!
    la prima foto con il saluto al sole fa restare senza fiato, bellissime anche le altre
    abbi un buon inizio primavera…possibilmente senza neve

    will spring white flakes on the blonde hair!
    the first photo with the greeting to the Sun does remain breathless, beautiful also the other
    have a good early spring … possibly without snow :-)

    March 22, 2014 at 08:33

  75. Wow: “silver dawn and lots of snow” plus some “swans – that have – formed a heart”… So happy to enjoy of all these beauties! … fantastic landscapes!!

    March 22, 2014 at 16:36

  76. thesmittenimage

    The same happened here, this morning.. though it’s never looked like spring. Just 15cm more to add the the 3 feet of pre-existing white stuff! Your photos, as always, are lovely. That first one is so dreamy.

    March 22, 2014 at 19:50

  77. rebecca

    Pretty sliver skies!

    March 22, 2014 at 21:19

  78. Pink and silver. One thing is for sure, no matter what the season, it’s beautiful there!

    March 22, 2014 at 22:51

  79. I think the dogs and boy are looking forward to summer and warmer temps. Beautiful! Happy skywatching and thanks for stopping by.

    March 23, 2014 at 03:50

  80. joannajenkins50

    What a difference a day (or two) makes! Enough with the snow already. Come on Spring!!!
    xo jj

    March 23, 2014 at 04:38

  81. indrani

    Those two swans make the pic look magical! :)

    March 23, 2014 at 06:03

  82. Wow. The sunset picture is awesome. I’ve never seen such a colour before. Awesome :-)

    March 23, 2014 at 17:25

  83. Each year is following the previous and somehow is different. I beleive the swans are right…Let’s enjoy all of nature’s beauty

    March 23, 2014 at 20:14

  84. I agree with your positive thinking. These beautiful scenes would be a reminder made by winter about its beauty before finally leaving.

    Yoko

    March 24, 2014 at 12:04

  85. Your ice is gone, what a short winter you had…you must be living right! :)

    March 25, 2014 at 04:13

  86. The first image is stunning!

    March 25, 2014 at 09:19

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