Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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74 responses

  1. Ha! I knew it had a name! That’s exactly what we experience here in Saskatchewan as well. Have fun dancing!

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    March 27, 2017 at 15:26

  2. Love the beautiful purple flower petals with the frost! Surely spring sign is in the air!

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    March 27, 2017 at 15:42

  3. Perfect image in words and pictures, Lady Fi!

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    March 27, 2017 at 16:03

  4. I love the name of the fifth season called Springster! Wonderful shots of your season dancing the salsa!!

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    March 27, 2017 at 16:04

  5. I love it.

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    March 27, 2017 at 16:15

  6. Sounds like Maine Fiona. It’s that promise as you so eloquently write – love the photographs.

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    March 27, 2017 at 16:33

  7. Awesome combo of seasons! Fabulous shots

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    March 27, 2017 at 17:13

  8. I love the photos of your springter. We call it that here to and it has just started snowing here after a short break. We’re supposed to get 10-15 cm. today! Have a beautiful week no matter the weather. xx Pam

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    March 27, 2017 at 17:29

  9. I LOVE the name!! 🙂

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    March 27, 2017 at 17:35

  10. Hello, sounds like the perfect name Springter. I prefer spring over winter though! Cute puppy dog and lovely wintry images. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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    March 27, 2017 at 17:45

  11. Certainly a lovely photo! I will be happy when spring is here to stay!

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    March 27, 2017 at 18:22

  12. I would love to experience this special season. Photos are gorgeous.

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    March 27, 2017 at 18:58

  13. welcome springter!

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    March 27, 2017 at 19:24

  14. Lovely photographs
    Enjoy your week

    All the best Jan

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    March 27, 2017 at 20:00

  15. Beautiful images Fi.

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    March 27, 2017 at 20:32

  16. It’s been that way here, too. SO ready for the changeover!

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    March 27, 2017 at 20:37

  17. Spring flowers are so resilient …. lovely photos!

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    March 27, 2017 at 20:38

  18. …many of us have Springter.

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    March 27, 2017 at 21:17

  19. Springter is a great way to explain it…. We had a mild winder until a week ago.. Then (after the flowers were blooming) we had a huge freeze…. Mother Nature isn’t always nice!!!!!

    Great pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    March 27, 2017 at 21:21

  20. Ela

    Fantastic photos !!
    Greetings

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    March 27, 2017 at 21:46

  21. Cute dog! I automatically assume we can still get substantial snow through April.

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    March 27, 2017 at 21:49

  22. I think Springter is happening in many places of the globe nowadays, even my neck of the woods. It’s a crazy dance that keeps the plants guessing and people on their toes. 🙂

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    March 27, 2017 at 22:33

  23. We had that season in Mammoth Lakes too! Reeked havoc on the poor daffodils that were always the first flowers to bloom!!!

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    March 27, 2017 at 22:45

  24. Thanks for the smile and new word Fiona!

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    March 27, 2017 at 22:49

  25. Spring is such a flirt. Gorgeous images to make my heart dance with her though.

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    March 27, 2017 at 23:48

  26. Springter – a season of contrast and expectations unfulfilled.
    I love your snaps of it. Sooo much snow still.

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    March 27, 2017 at 23:49

  27. Al

    I love it – we’re in the same season here!

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    March 28, 2017 at 01:31

  28. Ron

    ” Springter.

    It’s that mixture of spring and winter —”

    LOVE that, Fiona! That’s FLAWLESS! We too in America are experiencing the same Springter – the weather here has been both winter and spring combined – back and forth.

    GORGEOUS photographs! Brava, my friend!

    Have a super week!
    X

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    March 28, 2017 at 02:15

  29. Your fifth season Spring salsa, I will most happily trade for our fifth season Spring mud bowl. The mix of colour, snow and bright light showing off golden coat just shouts spring. Here it maple sap is running, drip by drip. For the last two half weeks swans have been migrating pass. Male Robins have been here for awhile and their mates have just arrived -romance is in the air. your pictures make me optimistic for a full blown blooming Shhhhspring.

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    March 28, 2017 at 03:05

    • We have the mud bowl effect here too.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 28, 2017 at 06:06

  30. Seems like we’re having a hard time going from winter to spring here. Love your photos.

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    March 28, 2017 at 03:24

  31. Wow! very beautiful.

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    March 28, 2017 at 07:19

  32. Beautiful contrast. Nice name.

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    March 28, 2017 at 07:43

  33. That’s a good snowy nose!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    March 28, 2017 at 10:58

  34. I love the idea of Springter!

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    March 28, 2017 at 11:29

  35. Love the new word you coined apart from the beautiful captures!

    In reply to your query on my post – they sell it to goldsmiths.

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    March 28, 2017 at 14:22

  36. you indeed love pink 🙂

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    March 28, 2017 at 15:37

  37. Uuuh, the first Spring flowers frozen in the snow. Send you sunshine for more warmth.
    Best, Synnöve

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    March 28, 2017 at 16:16

  38. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    That magenta color knocks me out! Snowflakes on it are an added bonus.

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    March 28, 2017 at 17:02

  39. The weather there is pretty interesting for sure. You don’t get to stow away your sweater and jackets yet.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    March 28, 2017 at 17:08

  40. Beautiful photos as always. Keep dressing in the layers I suppose.

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    March 28, 2017 at 17:53

  41. Springter en femte årstid fyndigt för der är ju exakt det vi har nu 🙂

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    March 28, 2017 at 19:24

  42. I didn’t know your fifth Season….:) (it’s very interesting)
    hello dear friend, have a nice day.

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    March 28, 2017 at 19:39

  43. love the first photo 🙂

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    March 28, 2017 at 20:37

  44. Pat

    We share “Sprinster” with you! Because of our high altitude –over 6,000 feet, we often have snow one day warm sunshine the next, in Spring.

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    March 28, 2017 at 21:00

  45. good name for it ~ Springler ~ fits to describe MA too ~ only more cold than warm ~ Lovely photos ~ favorite is your doggie ~ thanks

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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    March 28, 2017 at 21:15

  46. That first capture with the snow on the flower is magical. As a photographer, I think I would like Springeter, but not as a human. I am not a fan of winter, so its return would not please me.

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    March 28, 2017 at 21:21

  47. No snow on the ground here but rain is in the air.

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    March 28, 2017 at 23:27

  48. Beautiful shots. You capture light so well in your photography. I love the quote at the top of your site.

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    March 28, 2017 at 23:30

  49. That first photo is gorgeous! What a great capture!

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    March 29, 2017 at 03:15

  50. Spring oh what beautiful word.
    Coffee is on

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    March 29, 2017 at 07:00

  51. I do love the look of your Springter 🙂 looks like your pup does too.

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    March 29, 2017 at 07:19

  52. Beautiful macro from the frozen crocus, very nice landscape and snow photos

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    March 29, 2017 at 08:28

  53. So Beautiful.

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    March 29, 2017 at 12:40

  54. Don

    A well described combination of winter and spring. It makes a very good post.

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    March 29, 2017 at 16:27

  55. Living and growing up in the mountains of Colorado, we had the “Springer” too!!!
    Love the photos Fi.

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    March 29, 2017 at 16:37

  56. Both seasons are lovely, though! Your dog is awesome too 🙂

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    March 29, 2017 at 20:03

  57. I really enjoy seeing your dogs go through the seasons, you have no idea how much joy it gives me to see your goldens as they go through their days and the different weather. As we don’t have our golden anymore it gives me so much pleasure to see yours.

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    March 29, 2017 at 22:36

  58. spring and winter! Love to see the mixture of popping colors and frosty snowflakes…

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    March 29, 2017 at 22:45

  59. nocolebolo

    ·
    Sprinter is so beautiful season as your photos are. Sorry if my English is too bad.
    That purple crocus is very pretty.

    hugs
    ·
    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 29, 2017 at 22:57

  60. Springter! That’s a great name for it. Gorgeous photos Fiona!

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    March 29, 2017 at 23:29

  61. Or what’s that dance where they dance as if they’re fighting — maybe the Australian Tango? Anyway there is hope (for those who are ready for Spring) — Ruby looks pretty happy with things as they are.

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    March 30, 2017 at 01:45

  62. that’s how the beginning of march was here! i did not care for it….

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    March 30, 2017 at 02:49

  63. I love your 1st picture. Great shot. Have a beautiful day!

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    March 30, 2017 at 05:38

  64. Gorgeous photos! Nature must get really confused during Springter 🙂

    -Soma

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    March 30, 2017 at 07:03

  65. Wow! You can enjoy both seasons at a time. I like your first photo very much.

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    March 30, 2017 at 12:44

  66. springter? I kind of like that. I said !in between” a few posts ago 🙂

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    March 30, 2017 at 23:03

  67. Same here in Finland… one day fantastic spring and the second day winter again… Your photos are lovely.

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    April 1, 2017 at 08:22

  68. Mira

    It really does go back and forth eh.

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    April 1, 2017 at 15:03

  69. A seasonal salsa! I love that concept.

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    April 1, 2017 at 19:29

  70. A very lovely way to dance in ‘Springter’!! 😉 🙂 For sure wonderful images from your collection of aspects, as always! A delight to my soul. Many thanks.
    Best regards and a great month of Spring in April!

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    April 2, 2017 at 15:53

  71. What beautiful pictures !!! Breathtaking !!!!
    I found this idea of the fifth station very cool !!!!Hehehehe…..
    A meow of Bilbo

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    April 2, 2017 at 18:56

  72. Lovely “Springter” images!! 🙂

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    April 3, 2017 at 11:21

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