Spring sparkles

We celebrated the spring equinox

With snow and blue skies.

Blue skies

Ice drops

Sparkled from daring buds —

Snowy buds copy

 

The fuzzy catkins

Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings,

Ice drop

And the hazel flowers

Glittered in the sunlight.

Even though it was still winter on a spring day —

Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.

Hazel copy

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98 responses

  1. Beautiful ice drops and clear blue sky.

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:10

  2. Beautiful springtime images.

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:12

  3. Love the spring pics!

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:23

  4. I love the blue, hazel, sparkle – especially the diamond earrings.

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:31

  5. Ahhh such lovely images! ❤

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:46

  6. Al

    Exquisite – spring buds, snow, and lovely blue skies!

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:49

  7. Wonderful, l ivasión of spring buds! I love these exquisite pictures !!

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:53

  8. Very uplifting and VERY pretty!

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    March 26, 2015 at 13:53

  9. Ron

    “The fuzzy catkins

    Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings.”

    AMAZING image, Fiona!

    “Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.”

    Indeed!

    Thanks for sharing the spring equinox, my friend! Have a lovely weekend!
    X

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    March 26, 2015 at 14:05

  10. What a beautiful blue sky behind your sparkles!

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    March 26, 2015 at 14:08

  11. Don

    They look like little claws or hands. Quite remarkable. Wonderful images.

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    March 26, 2015 at 14:18

  12. Beautiful and lovely spring photos, even with a bit of snow 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 14:22

  13. itsallaboutpurple

    pure magic, mother nature, make a decision already!!!!

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    March 26, 2015 at 14:24

  14. Beautiful spring pictures!
    Love the last one especially of Mr. Hazel 🙂
    Did you find Mrs. Hazel as well?
    She is very tiny but she wears bright red
    hair. You find her on my blog under (may
    I introduce you….) Would love to see a
    gorgeous macro from you of her 😀
    Have a beautiful day

    【ツ】Knipsa <- my blog 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:03

  15. Sometimes Spring she moves slowly.
    I appreciate your eyes to see and savor the blue sky sparkling
    even as she putters along about her unfolding:)
    Thank you for sharing your unique place of seeing,
    Jennifer

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:06

  16. Wow!! Truly amazing images – the last one is super stunning!

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:07

  17. My favorite part of our Ice Storms this winter (and believe me, there were NOT many favorites)–were seeing the ICE glisten on the trees when the sun came out… You got some great pictures of this!!!!!! I have more of this kind to share sometime.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:17

  18. The snow makes them look extra fuzzy.

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:32

  19. “The fuzzy catkins

    Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings…” …Even though it was still winter on a spring day —

    Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.”
    *_* Gorgeous!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Warm greetings!

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    March 26, 2015 at 15:56

  20. so lovely!

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    March 26, 2015 at 16:12

  21. These are really beautiful! Spring snow is sometimes pretty. 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 16:33

  22. Mac

    pretty shots 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 17:04

  23. Beautiful images of the Willow catkins.
    I love the spring!!
    Well photographed, my compliments.

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    March 26, 2015 at 17:05

  24. How beautiful!

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    March 26, 2015 at 17:06

  25. RMW

    Lovely photos and words.

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    March 26, 2015 at 17:20

  26. Anonymous

    Unbelievable photos! You are a true and highly creative artist!

    Very best wishes to you from me.

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    March 26, 2015 at 18:00

  27. Kaya

    Unbelievable photos! You are a true and highly creative artist!

    Very best wishes to you from me.

    Kaya

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    March 26, 2015 at 18:01

  28. Beautiful shots!

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    March 26, 2015 at 18:51

  29. I love your macros of these gems against that pretty blue sky.

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    March 26, 2015 at 19:06

  30. Härliga foton! Och jag som envisats med att kommentera på knagglig engelska här hos dig 🙂 Så får jag svar på svenska – där ser man – ha ha…

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    March 26, 2015 at 19:31

  31. So beautiful! I love every one of these photos!

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    March 26, 2015 at 19:31

  32. This is early spring!

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    March 26, 2015 at 20:10

    • Well, it’s not really spring – with minus temperatures and ice… but the blue skies and a few buds makes it feel a bit like spring is coming down the line…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 27, 2015 at 05:26

  33. Beautiful sights which we never see here. Enjoy your spring.

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    March 26, 2015 at 21:07

  34. So pretty!

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    March 26, 2015 at 21:23

  35. How very, very beautiful. Thank you.

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    March 26, 2015 at 21:29

  36. Beautiful; the catkins perfectly accenting the beautiful sky. Happy Spring!

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    March 26, 2015 at 21:49

  37. Stunning shots capturing the beauty of early spring.

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    March 26, 2015 at 22:08

  38. Ela

    Beautiful photos !!
    Happy Spring !!

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    March 26, 2015 at 22:19

  39. the best of sights of the year 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 23:10

  40. All that sparkle…beautiful!…:)JP

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    March 26, 2015 at 23:31

  41. I am a big fan of your photography.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    March 26, 2015 at 23:51

  42. These shots are so very beautiful …
    I love spring 🙂

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    March 27, 2015 at 00:02

  43. Pat

    Beautiful.

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    March 27, 2015 at 00:15

  44. Pussy Willows, my favorite. :-)) I will be on the hunt for them on my ride back to my home town this next week. I always bring some back home with me.
    Happy Easter,
    Carla

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    March 27, 2015 at 00:34

  45. It looks like the beginning of a truly beautiful spring, for you!

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    March 27, 2015 at 00:36

  46. A chilly spring makes for gorgeous shots, Fi!

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    March 27, 2015 at 01:56

  47. Stunning photos, Fi! Such a gorgeous blue sky, the sun must have felt wonderful. The bokeh in that last shot is fabulous!

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    March 27, 2015 at 02:51

  48. Just Wow,

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    March 27, 2015 at 03:39

  49. Nice bokeh!

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    March 27, 2015 at 05:23

  50. beautiful and such a blueblue sky 🙂

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    March 27, 2015 at 07:09

  51. Magical! Great shots all!

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    March 27, 2015 at 07:22

  52. Wow. Superb photography.

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    March 27, 2015 at 07:55

  53. Very beautiful pictures !

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    March 27, 2015 at 08:29

  54. Beautiful blue skies! We still have cold nights and we got some snow too, but it melted almost right away.

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    March 27, 2015 at 08:32

  55. Eileen

    Lovely images, the last one is my favorite.. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

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    March 27, 2015 at 13:29

  56. Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    March 27, 2015 at 13:38

  57. The last picture is so beautiful … amazing!

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    March 27, 2015 at 14:27

  58. daryledelstein

    beautiful ..

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    March 27, 2015 at 15:12

  59. I love your outlook on the frost – we have that tonight.

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    March 27, 2015 at 15:51

  60. so very pretty.

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    March 27, 2015 at 16:33

  61. Beautiful shots against the sky.

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    March 27, 2015 at 16:55

  62. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    Looks like spring still cloaked in winter. I love the background sparkles in that beautiful last shot. Magical.

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    March 27, 2015 at 17:13

  63. Those are oh my gosh beautiful shots…good for you for braving the chilly day to capture them.

    Jen

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    March 27, 2015 at 18:47

  64. Beautiful! Some of our catkins are bursting out as well.. love them!

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    March 27, 2015 at 19:00

  65. Delightful captures of the pussy willow. Happy Spring and Happy SWF!

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    March 27, 2015 at 19:14

  66. Yes, spring has arrived. A base spring are beautiful

    Have a nice weekend.
    Lucia

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    March 27, 2015 at 20:01

  67. No daffodils or tulips or *Real* spring here yet either. Our real spring here is quite like yours …and still fine with me / all things due in good time.It just depends on where you live. Lovely photos ! 🙂

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    March 27, 2015 at 23:32

  68. Kjempefine bilder! God helg! Marit

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    March 28, 2015 at 00:31

  69. awfully pretty photos. I can relate to you spring since it’s like ours! Stopping by from WO40’s.

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    March 28, 2015 at 01:51

  70. Exquisite images!

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    March 28, 2015 at 02:10

  71. Beautiful photos! Those tree branches look like they’re wearing diamonds.

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    March 28, 2015 at 03:40

  72. Those are some tough plants that can continue to bloom, and even thrive, when they are covered in snow! Beautiful bokeh, by the way!

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    March 28, 2015 at 06:39

  73. Beautiful details and colors!

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    March 28, 2015 at 06:41

  74. The radiant blue of the sky enhances this new growth so beautifully. Enchanting photos.

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    March 28, 2015 at 06:51

  75. miyahde

    Dearest Ladi-fi; Beautiful pictures of catkin♡♡♡ Traditionally, we visit grave yard both equinoxes, I saw flowers almost all the grave yard 🙂
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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    March 28, 2015 at 07:31

  76. Wonderful series. The third pic is awesome.

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    March 28, 2015 at 08:55

  77. So so beautiful. Spring is such a tender, magical time.

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    March 28, 2015 at 12:04

  78. love it so very mush..spring, blue sky, and sprinkles are perfect combination 🙂

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    March 28, 2015 at 13:34

  79. Claudia

    these are absolutely gorgeous. especially the first shot. happy spring!

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    March 28, 2015 at 13:53

  80. Oh what stunning images…your spring looks like mine.

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    March 28, 2015 at 17:16

  81. Stunning photos! The catkins look like a cluster of fuzzy caterpillars!

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    March 28, 2015 at 19:44

  82. great!

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    March 28, 2015 at 21:31

  83. This intricate beauty is one of the things I miss about no longer living in snow…

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    March 29, 2015 at 03:36

  84. Spring and winter in the same shot, very nice series
    wonderful skies and colors, stunning bokeh in the last picture , gorgeous blog

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    March 29, 2015 at 09:19

  85. Amazing spring bokeh

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    March 29, 2015 at 11:21

  86. Between seasons !! but the sun is there !!

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    March 29, 2015 at 16:45

  87. Such pretty images. I hope warm weather is headed your way. xo Laura

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    March 29, 2015 at 17:12

  88. Exquisite Fi… we had a sudden snow storm yesterday… spring and winter overlap… I love transitions!

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    March 29, 2015 at 17:30

  89. Such tender shots against a limpid blue sky! Such a favourite time of the year for me!

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    March 29, 2015 at 19:41

  90. nocolebolo


    Your spring equinox is wonderful with those beautiful flowers. They have a lovely ice hat.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 29, 2015 at 22:19

  91. Spring has definitely sprung, what delightful photos.😀

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    March 30, 2015 at 06:20

  92. A little bit of blue sky always makes everything feel better

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    March 30, 2015 at 09:00

  93. excellent use of light and the bookeh in the last picture is too good 🙂

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    March 30, 2015 at 10:44

  94. superbe le bokeh dans la dernière

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    March 30, 2015 at 13:00

  95. These are lovely. I nearly bought some spring branches at the store, but they were 6 pussy willow branches for $12 or so… sigh.

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    March 30, 2015 at 23:36

  96. Beautiful captures!

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    April 2, 2015 at 04:42

  97. Pretty signs of spring! I missed it all due to the constant rain!

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    April 20, 2017 at 22:05

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