Project Alicia : Seeds of spring?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Seeds of spring?

Today as beams of sunlight reached down from heaven, the dandelions beckoned me.

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You may see allergens or weeds...

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But as I drove by I saw radiance. warmth. beauty. And spring. It was a welcome gift after a very long day fraught with disappointments.

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I always thought these grandaddy dandelions were more signs of summer/fall. But today there she sat. All alone.

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Pokey couldn't help but make a wish.

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What a beauty she was.

The last few days the weather has been much more pleasant. 50s-60s. Patches of sunlight. And athough it has certainly given spring a little kick-start, there are still trees without buds. Is spring already on her way out?
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This is part of my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge. It runs through May 15th and you can join in at any time.

If you want to play along, you can add your pics to my 30 Days of Spring flickr group, you can tweet it using the #30dos hashtag, or you can do a post and share it here at project alicia. (The linky is over at Day 1.) Do as little or as much as you feel up to. Grab the button and start snappin.


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24 comments:

  1. Oh the last shot is almost unreal!

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  2. Speechless. Beautiful!

    (It snowed here last night. Again.) I'm jealous.

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  3. I love these. The texture in the first one, and the little girl blowing the dandelion is another fave. So fabulous!

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  4. Absolutely love that last shot! Dandilions hold a special place in my heart....when ever and where ever my kids see them, they feel they must pick them for me or pick and blow to make a wish:)thanks for this post!

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  5. The pic of your daughter, I can feel the wish coming true. What great reminders of the happy days of childhood, when dandelions are these amazing gifts. I used to love them.

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  6. All these shots are great but the last one is unbelievable!

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  7. Gorgeous photos. Love them. I love dandelions even if they are weeds.

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  8. Awesome. That last photo of the dandelion is really nice.

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  9. Beautiful photos, I love the last one!

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  10. Love that last shot...how beautiful!

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  11. Oh so pretty! The first 3 make me feel nice and warm :)

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  12. Love this sequence of photos - that last one is stunning!

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  13. oh my goodness.... i've never enjoyed dandelions as much!!! hehe. Gorgeous!!!

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  14. I love that very last shot, I have been trying and failing miserably to get a good shot of a dandelion clock - they are everywhere here too. Beautiful photos all of them.

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  15. I love that last one of the dandelion!

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  16. I saw my first THREE dandelions at the end of last week, and I was EXCITED!!!

    Of course, today we're back to having s _ _ _ f _ _ _ _ _ in the air here on the frozen tundra! Our frozen tundra is just a couple of states east of yours.

    ;-)

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  17. I love dandelions! That last shot is amazing. Fantastic capture!

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  18. I sooooo loved these photos, Lish! That dandelion looks as soft as a cloud. :)

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  19. Beautiful! Love how you made the "weeds" look like special flowers!

    Tamar

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  20. Alicia your spring photos are amazing. We have not had one day of no rain in forever. Envying your weather :)

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  21. that last shot - the dandelion? LOVED.

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