Spring treasures

Some spring treasures that have brightened my week include …

The dazzling beauty of a daughter’s smile

The thrill of a son’s daring somersault

(Nothing shouts “Spring!” louder than a trampoline in a muddy garden!)


The burst of flavours and laughter popping on my tongue

And, finally, the brave budding of fragile flowers through the last of the ice.

Oh – and I just can’t resist a final final shot of spring – pussy willows with a message of warmth and promise hidden inside.

For more spring (or autumn) glimpses, please visit: My World.

77 responses

  1. Lots of things to smile about!

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    April 18, 2011 at 16:57

  2. Gorgeous photos. I love that beautiful smile and that agile body. But really, who could resist pussy willows?

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:05

  3. Jim

    You certainly ‘nailed it’ with these photos! Very nicely.

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:07

  4. What a sparkle in your daughter’s eyes! It speaks of promise and warmth as much as those lovely crocus and the furry pussywillows.

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:14

  5. lilalia

    Children and pussy willows…. sigh, are there anything more perfect? Lovely post.

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:18

  6. What a beautiful heart melting smile, and such an awesome Spring photographs selection, ladyfi. Thank you

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:22

  7. Gotta love spring!

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:32

  8. Your photos are both beautiful and clever! And…some are funny too!

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:44

  9. You’ve got more spring showing up there in Sweden than we have out here in Mammoth!!!

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:47

  10. Oh, these all made me smile, too! Thank you! Beautiful captures!

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    April 18, 2011 at 17:57

  11. MT

    FINALLY spring! I still can’t believe it.

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    April 18, 2011 at 18:24

  12. What a fantastic look at your world — as always! Of course, I love the children and how beautiful they are! Isn’t it wonderful to be able to see and appreciate ones world every day? Delightful! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    April 18, 2011 at 18:46

  13. So many wonderful things – thank you for sharing them.

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:28

  14. love it…her face, his exuberance…the smell of flowers….ahhh spring!

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:33

  15. Awesome photos. I really like the one with the pizza in the wood burning stove. Very cool.

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:38

  16. Lovely images! And I’m so impressed by the somersault picture! 😀

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:39

  17. Riet

    Beautiful photo’s and what a gorgeous daughter

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:56

  18. Treasures indeed! Love that trampoline shot!

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    April 18, 2011 at 19:57

  19. Beautiful daughter, adventurous son and lovely flowers; you have it all Lady Fi!

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    April 18, 2011 at 20:05


  20. · Nice photos. The first one is fantastic.

    About your question…
    In the post 453, they are not piano strings .. In fact, the top right of the photograph is a bridge. I have reflected the mirror image and compressed image and then reflected down again.
    The music you hear is my second musical composition. You can hear the first one in the post 442 (La Mirada Ausaente)

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    April 18, 2011 at 20:24

  21. Amy

    Beautiful photos, your daughter does have a dazzling smile and your son looks as daring as mine on the trampoline!!! Can’t help but hold my breath when he jumps like that!!! And do you have a PIZZA OVEN????? WOW!! LOVE that!!!

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    April 18, 2011 at 20:42

    • No, this pizza oven is in a local restaurant!

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      April 19, 2011 at 06:10

  22. you have a beautiful daughter. And I love that jump shot. Just perfect timing.

    Wishing you a Happy Easter.

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    April 18, 2011 at 20:52

  23. I see the children are still bundled, and you have a fire crackling inside, but surely those crocus blooms and pussy willow buds mean spring is also knocking on your door!

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    April 18, 2011 at 21:31

    • That fire is the fire in the wood-burning pizza oven! 🙂

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      April 19, 2011 at 06:09

  24. Gorgeous photos – I love the image with the sun shining on the spring blossoms!

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    April 18, 2011 at 21:31

  25. Some spring treasures that have brightened my week include … your gorgeous photography.

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    April 18, 2011 at 21:52

  26. Pussy willows are the harbingers of spring everywhere…this brings us a lot closer!

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    April 18, 2011 at 22:38

  27. What stunning pictures. You’re such a great photographer – and your kids are so photogenic, too 🙂

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    April 18, 2011 at 23:29

  28. Clive

    Wonderful!! Brightened up a dull day here – thank you!

    ps-don’t worry Tinkerbell has moved herself to the safety of my room!! – F.

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    April 19, 2011 at 00:18

  29. These brightened my day too. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 19, 2011 at 02:14

  30. Such beautiful photos. I especially like the shot of your son. That’s one I’m sure he’ll enjoy showing off as to his somersault ability (I know I would).

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    April 19, 2011 at 02:45

  31. heart warming post

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    April 19, 2011 at 03:00

  32. Beautiful.

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    April 19, 2011 at 03:16

  33. I worried about your son’s landing. I’m sure he’s fine, but any mother would be scared to see that position and his neck.

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    April 19, 2011 at 05:16

  34. You’ve pictured some wonderful Spring treasures. I like your son’s bravery and your daughter’s smile.

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    April 19, 2011 at 05:44

  35. Beautiful shots.

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    April 19, 2011 at 06:42

  36. You’re so blessed to have such wonderful treasures! Your daughter’s smile and her ‘spring’ on trampoline makes me smile, the glaring fire in the fireplace makes me warm, and the luminous flower and the velvety texture of buds gives me a promise of tomorrow.

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    April 19, 2011 at 06:57

  37. Oh – you are enjoying a BEAUTIFUL Spring! Thanks for sharing it! 😀

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    April 19, 2011 at 07:11

  38. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these photos. I had the opportunity to see your part of the world 🙂

    Inside Cambodia

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    April 19, 2011 at 07:19

  39. How beautifully you have captured the renewal of the year. Your photos are simply stunning and your subjects so beautiful. Your are blessed. Thank you for sharing and visiting.
    Smiles

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    April 19, 2011 at 07:23

  40. Your photos are full of joyful spring!! Hope and love! I enjoyed a pleasant tour with you.

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    April 19, 2011 at 09:08

  41. Your pictures have Life Quality written all over them!

    Varma hälsningar från Niger!!
    Esther

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    April 19, 2011 at 12:42

  42. Gorgeous!

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    April 19, 2011 at 13:22

  43. Pussywillows and crocus are beautiful, but nothing compares to the joy of children. 🙂

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    April 19, 2011 at 13:36

  44. Your kiddoes are even more beautiful than the nature!

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    April 19, 2011 at 14:03

  45. Dumdad

    Stunning!

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    April 19, 2011 at 14:42

  46. Your photos capture light beautifully!

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    April 19, 2011 at 14:48

  47. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 19, 2011 at 16:27

  48. JM

    Wonderful varied photos. The beautiful girl’s smile is my favourite, great portrait.

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    April 19, 2011 at 18:11

  49. beautiful spring treasures!
    In your place it is almost 2 moths later then where I am living
    Must be a long long winter for you, very nice photos

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    April 19, 2011 at 19:55

  50. This brought a big smile to myself. Your images are wonderful and such great representatives of early spring.

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    April 19, 2011 at 22:06

  51. It’s like early summer here in England now.
    And spring has just arrived in Sweden?!
    Lovely crocuses!

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    April 19, 2011 at 23:08

  52. Al

    What a marvelous spring post. I can relate to all these things, and spring is a wonderful time of year!

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    April 20, 2011 at 01:47

  53. Very lovely collection of images.

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    April 20, 2011 at 07:00

  54. Wonderful world!
    Cheers and regards Lady Fi.

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    April 20, 2011 at 10:21

  55. A delightful post, in the literal sense – full of delight. Your daughter is a beautiful young lady!

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    April 20, 2011 at 12:53

  56. I hope you’re having a extraordinary Wednesday!

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    April 20, 2011 at 12:59

  57. Beautiful, indeed treasures all of them!

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    April 20, 2011 at 13:33

  58. Beautiful, daring, and looks delicious.
    Thanks for such beautiful photos of your week. Wishing you another good day!

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    April 20, 2011 at 15:37

  59. Amazing photos! Congrats on your POTW! 🙂

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    April 20, 2011 at 16:50

  60. Your daughter’s smile can warm up the North Pole! Your son’s somersault brought back memories of my Chris, at that age, thanks! Can I sit with you and have some coffee by the crackling fire? Those brave little flowers brightened my day…and I hope those promising pussy willows have many wonderful spring messages just for YOU! 🙂

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    April 20, 2011 at 18:07

  61. You had so much to be thankful for this week!

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    April 20, 2011 at 18:46

  62. Oh sweetie, your pictures just keep gettin’ better and better!!!

    I love then ‘air’ shot! Wow…just amazin’!

    God bless and have a glorious day!

    BTW: Happy Easter Giveaway…my place…ya’ll come! :o)

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    April 20, 2011 at 22:26

  63. Certainly something to smile about my friend.
    Wonderful shots and excitment within all.

    Having trouble with my net connections at the moment, keeps popping on and off a lot.
    Got Virgin coming out thurs, hoping to have it fixed and working all the time.

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    April 20, 2011 at 22:30

  64. love the trampoline photo, and pussy-willows are always a favorite. spring – yes!!!

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    April 20, 2011 at 23:48

  65. I had to laugh at your upside down son..that is a one in a million shot..very cool..I notice he has his hat on but no socks. I am very jealous of the crocus..they are stunning:)

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    April 21, 2011 at 06:01

  66. Haha, I browsed the photos before I read the text as I tend always to do, and “daring” was exactly the word that came to my mind when I saw that trampoline move!

    Beautiful photo of the pussy willows, which I absolutely adore. They are the renewed promise of life, those beauties.

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    April 21, 2011 at 06:15

  67. kkkkkk

    funny shot of your daughter, Fiona
    Congrats

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    April 21, 2011 at 08:24

  68. Lovely series to welcome spring. 🙂

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    April 21, 2011 at 21:42

  69. Wonderful photos. Your daughter is adorable.
    I haven’t seen any flowers here yet, but my tulips and irises are poking their leaves up through the soil.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and sending birthday greetings to my husband. I wasn’t able to comment while we were away because we seldom had a reliable internet connection.
    Now we’re home and thinking of getting back to normal.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    April 21, 2011 at 22:28

  70. A fabulous post! The first two — your beautiful and charming children — could brighten even the coldest Winter’s Day! But how wonderful for you all to enjoy the budding Spring together.

    I didn’t get four posts behind on purpose, but it has been lovely catching up on the first of your Spring Days all at one fell swoop!

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    April 22, 2011 at 04:22

  71. Gorgeous shots! Thanks for visiting …. I wish you a Happy Easter!

    Irene

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    April 23, 2011 at 10:32

  72. ann

    My son liked this kind oif trampoline.

    Came via Dave’s Tirau post. I too stopover at Tirau and have photos of the dog and sheep.

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    April 23, 2011 at 10:44

  73. I get that spring feeling from this blog Fi – Dave

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    April 24, 2011 at 10:53

  74. I love the way you see the world and capture it in your photos.

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    May 1, 2011 at 16:07

  75. Very nice blog to see.Nice pictures.What are good treasure hunt clues for a 9 year old boy?

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    May 30, 2011 at 11:02

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