Wonderful firsts

It’s always exciting to experience the first stirrings of spring.

And even though they happen every year, it feels as if I were experiencing them

For the very first time.

It’s magical when the ice finally melts …

Dog and girl

When the first patch of crocuses appear in the neighbours’ garden…

First spring flowers 2013

When we can finally get out into the woods again

Oscar trees

And witness birds singing on trees.

Tree and bird

Even the faded beauty of an old cottage in the woods

Takes on new beauty

Old door

And the old window

Reflects back a stately tree.

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. -Alan Cohen

Window with tree

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97 thoughts on “Wonderful firsts

  1. It’s always wonderful to see those first signs of spring!! I love the look on Oscar’s face! Beautiful captures for the day, Fiona!! Have a lovely week!


  2. As beautiful as your winter photos always are, it’s like a breath of fresh air to welcome spring.. especially when seen through your eye.


  3. Hi Fiona, Spring is coming to YOU… That is awesome. Love seeing the pictures of the melted ice, the crocus blooms, trees, etc… It looks very different in a new season, doesn’t it?????



  4. You’re so right, and you’ve just put your finger on the main reason I love living where there are four distinct seasons – the comforting familiarity of nature’s cycling rhythms and the feeling that the beginning of each is always novel and new and happening for the first time!

    What a wonderful set of photos. Those crocuses (croci??) are glorious! And Oscar looks both baffled and pleased by the absence of snow on the ground! I love the pale green cottage door with the heart on it!


  5. «Louis» has been so busy between working and having his right ankle replaced, that he has been negligent in visiting other blogs, including yours.

    It is always such a pleasure to visit your beautifully done blog.


  6. Getting out into the woods is one thing I’ve been longing to do for a loooooonnnngggg time. Love the faded beauty of the old cottage


  7. Beautiful photography!
    I like the quotes, too.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea’s Menagerie


  8. Beautiful new start indeed. I remember (back when we lived somewhere with real seasons) thinking that New Year’s Day really should be in early Spring instead. The crocuses (croci?) are amazingly beautiful and bring back lovely memories.


  9. Spring really is like a rebirth each year Fiona, I love it so much also. Oscar will have as much fun running through the woods as he does in the snow I’m sure.


  10. Oh you sure make me happy! =) wonderful wonderful photos! spring IS magical, I agree! =)
    so nice with the first photo showing the person streching out for sky, in her mind..
    and the beautiful spring flowers!
    and the heart on the old door, and the old house!

    and your dog waiting to sniff in the spring! juhuuu! =)


  11. thanks for stopping by my blog today, your photos are wonderful. especially love the canine in the forest.


  12. It is a such a good feeling when spring finally arrives isn’t it? Just think though, it wouldn’t feel as sweet had you not had the winter.


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