Softly spring

Spring dances in —

Two steps forward and one step back.

Frosty dawn

Frosted dawns

Give way to soft pink light.

Pink light

Blue skies are serenaded

By blur of wings and trees

Waiting to burst into bud.

Blur of wings

And winter leaves behind

A fragile reminder of its return.

Old leaf copy

For more dancing, please visit: Our World.

86 responses

  1. I absolutely adore the first photo. The colours are incredible and the nature…!

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:03

  2. Beautyful pictures and colors

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:04

  3. Love it, spring is over there, at last, cheers Fi.

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:05

  4. Spring in pink is particularly lovely!

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:05

  5. Amazing aspects of nature in these days… All the best!

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:22

  6. Beautiful photos, Fiona. Makes us remember that Mother Nature is IN CHARGE… Spring will come —but only when it’s ready!!!!!! ha…. We’ve had some beautiful spring weather here lately –after a very cold spell a week ago… Is Spring finally here? Who knows???? ha
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 21, 2014 at 15:42

  7. What a beautiful tribute to Spring. The photos are excellent.

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    April 21, 2014 at 16:04

  8. Pat

    Lovely words and images.

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    April 21, 2014 at 16:16

  9. def a cool sky color…
    is that your house?
    a sky serenade,
    i like the sound of that..

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    April 21, 2014 at 16:23

    • Not our house – but nearby.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 21, 2014 at 18:39

  10. Absolutely loved the last shot

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    April 21, 2014 at 16:24

  11. Nicely put🙂

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    April 21, 2014 at 16:39

  12. Awesome photos and mesmerizing lights!

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    April 21, 2014 at 17:12

  13. Joy

    So awesome captions!

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    April 21, 2014 at 17:46

  14. Such beautiful skies and colors and superb captures as always!! You do indeed have an incredible world!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Have a great week!

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    April 21, 2014 at 17:50

  15. Gorgeous photographs.

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    April 21, 2014 at 18:07

  16. Perfect marriage of photos and text. Did I say that before? If so, it’s is still true!

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    April 21, 2014 at 18:24

  17. Dear Lady Fi, the approach of spring and the retreat of winter is truly “two steps forward and one step back” here in western Missouri. We’ve had days in the 70s followed by days in the 40s–a wet cold at that. But oh, this week is supposed to stay in the 70s and I’m so looking forward to walking every day. Thank you for sharing your evocative photographs and words. Peace.

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    April 21, 2014 at 18:58

  18. so beautiful and inspiring too!

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:03

    • Genie

      Geraldine! What a delightful surise to see you here; I was doing a search engine about the fabulous poem by Yeats:
      Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
      Enwrought with golden and silver light,
      The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
      Of night and light and the half light,
      I would spread the cloths under your feet:
      But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
      I have spread my dreams under your feet;
      Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

      W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)

      When I came acroos this most lovely blog, and, since you are here: I am going to follow it.

      Love to you and your adorable cat,
      Genie

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      April 22, 2014 at 22:50

  19. Oscar shares his joy!

    Aloha

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:21

  20. JM

    I especially love the reflection shot. Brilliant!

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:29

  21. Words and images perfectly matched, Lady Fi!

    Always a joy to visit your site.

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:40

  22. Exquisite photography Lady Fi. Wishing you a great week!

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:43

  23. PS Me again!

    Visited Ronda last week – it was very warm. Unlike this week – rain falling not just on the plain in Spain but here on the coast too!

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    April 21, 2014 at 19:44

  24. indrani

    Great pics.
    The second one is mind blowing.

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    April 21, 2014 at 20:24

  25. I love your world colored pink. All good shots.

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    April 21, 2014 at 20:35

  26. I feel transported. I’m tip toeing in that pink light.

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    April 21, 2014 at 20:40

  27. Such a wonderful time of the year and that second shot is just lovely!

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:07

  28. so beautiful, fiona!

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:09

  29. Goodness, what frosty mornings you have. Today it was 10C when I went out at 7am with The Princess – quite a bit warmer than Lapptuna🙂 But what you lack in actual warmth, you certainly make up for with soft, pastel beauty. Just lovely ♥ ♥

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:23

  30. Serene and magical beauty. Thank you.

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:25

  31. Truly beautiful shots.
    I am in awe🙂

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:29

  32. Lovely as always!!!

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:30

  33. Fi, I just love your light at dawn. It must be some kind of ‘top of the world’ phenomenon. Your photos are always so restful and your words the perfect accompaniment.

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:30

  34. daryledelstein

    does oscar miss the snow?

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:43

  35. I love your first shot- spring seems to be here to stay.

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    April 21, 2014 at 21:57

  36. Really lovely, especially the pink tinted image. Love that!

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    April 21, 2014 at 22:34

  37. The colors in these are truly so beautiful.
    I especially love the simplicity of the last one.

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    April 21, 2014 at 22:48

  38. I love Oscar, he is so handsome.. And the pink reflection is just stunning. Lovely images! Enjoy your new week!

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    April 21, 2014 at 23:26

  39. What colours and what contrasts!

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    April 21, 2014 at 23:37

  40. Simply gorgeous photos! Such magical colors!

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    April 21, 2014 at 23:47

  41. a beautiful world you live in.🙂

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    April 21, 2014 at 23:48

  42. Sums up our springtime, too.. sandals one day, snow the next. 🙂 Beautiful shots, Lady Fi!

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    April 21, 2014 at 23:57

  43. Wonderful photos, pure photographic art! Beautiful work!

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    April 22, 2014 at 00:01

  44. Hi. Nice captures. The colors of the sky are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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    April 22, 2014 at 00:13

  45. Hudson Howl

    Spring dances, it is true. But I can’t dance or refuse to , so sit an watch in marvel.

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    April 22, 2014 at 01:56

  46. I am crazy about the pink reflection photo. Lovely!

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    April 22, 2014 at 03:40

  47. miyahde

    Dearest Lady Fi;
    BEAUTIFUL spring pictures; i wish to enjoy short spring♡♡♡ Thank you very much for hosting.
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    April 22, 2014 at 04:05

  48. LOVE all of the photos…but Oscar, of course, is my FAVORITE! xx

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    April 22, 2014 at 04:19

  49. Keep those lovely spring and summer posts coming LadyFi. There is a bush in our neighborhood that we the first to bloom. Others will follow shortly. I am all smiles to wave good bye to another winter.

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    April 22, 2014 at 04:28

  50. I had to Pin the “soft pink” photo you took Fiona. It’s gorgeous.

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    April 22, 2014 at 05:06

  51. Spectacular!!

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    April 22, 2014 at 08:47

  52. Stunning photos. The lighting especially in the first two is breathtaking.

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    April 22, 2014 at 09:59

  53. You caught the shifting light of spring as it moved across the day,….and so beautifully as always. I’m missing sunrise and it’s beautiful colours now that the clocks have shifted, so thank you especially for reminding if the beauty of the beginning of the day🙂

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    April 22, 2014 at 10:02

  54. Beautiful photos and lovely captions to go with them.

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    April 22, 2014 at 10:17

  55. Great pictures – autumn has given up here today and let winter in! Cold and wet!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    April 22, 2014 at 11:44

  56. I shall try to think of the changing weather as Spring dancing with us in future – what a lovely image!

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    April 22, 2014 at 12:21

  57. Beautiful photos. And the last one is a perfect “last word”.

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    April 22, 2014 at 13:13

  58. Beautiful images!!! I love the log in the pink water, and the birds taking off!

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    April 22, 2014 at 13:55

  59. Superior images that glow with the season!!

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    April 22, 2014 at 14:00

  60. Beautiful, great images!

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    April 22, 2014 at 14:47

  61. les deux premiers clichés ont de si belles couleurs

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    April 22, 2014 at 15:11

  62. Gorgeous photographs, I like especially the second shot.

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    April 22, 2014 at 15:58

  63. The pink picture is wonderful ….hope spring has finally arrived at your corner of the world!

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    April 22, 2014 at 16:35

  64. beautiful photos…i especially love the one with the sweet dog!

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    April 22, 2014 at 17:23

  65. Beautiful pictures !

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    April 22, 2014 at 18:00

  66. Beautiful spring images.

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    April 22, 2014 at 18:15

  67. nocolebolo


    The last one is like an abstraction. I love.
    Oscar is the king of your blog. maybe you’re the princess.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    April 22, 2014 at 19:39

  68. Frosted Dawns with Oscar, his face turning white with aged, really gripped my heart.

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    April 22, 2014 at 19:42

  69. Gorgeous.

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    April 22, 2014 at 20:58

  70. Fascinating colors.

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    April 22, 2014 at 21:13

  71. So beautiful — you and your camera capture the most amazing colors …. I miss early Spring (although you make that dance more beautiful than I probably ever would see, let alone photograph!)

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    April 22, 2014 at 23:19

  72. What would we do without your beautiful colorful world?!!

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    April 22, 2014 at 23:35

  73. Beautiful shots, as always. It’s the last one that really spoke to me. Excellent work!

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    April 23, 2014 at 04:47

    • Thanks. The last one is my favourite too.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 23, 2014 at 05:22

  74. a beautiful look into your world. Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    April 23, 2014 at 07:41

  75. ungewöhnliche Farben für mich..und SO WUNDERVOLL
    LG vom katerchen

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    April 23, 2014 at 08:07

  76. Our spring has been similar, only I feel like one step forward and two steps back. Each shot is very nice, but I absolutely LOVE that first shot! Amazing!

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    April 23, 2014 at 12:27

  77. Beautiful … that’s all I can say!

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    April 23, 2014 at 13:25

  78. Wow. My first time visiting and what great photography!

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    April 23, 2014 at 13:51

  79. jensbrowndog

    What a perfect blend of words and photos to create a stunning image of spring. Your work is so so good!

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    April 23, 2014 at 15:58

  80. It seems as if our springs are similar and your description of two steps forward, one back is so true. I love the photo of the heavy frost although I don’t want anymore. It is time to think of gardening now.🙂

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    April 23, 2014 at 22:03

  81. Gorgeous!!!

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    April 24, 2014 at 00:57

  82. Very beautiful pictures all of them.

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    April 24, 2014 at 11:30

  83. We are on the way to Winter but I am happy to report she is also dancing in, one step forward and two steps back!!
    Wren x

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    April 27, 2014 at 13:11

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