Project Alicia : WW: Leap Into Spring!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WW: Leap Into Spring!

In the midwest anticipation consumed me in those first days of March as I would spend weeks scouring the earth for the smallest signs of spring. What a blessed miracle it was when those little sprouts would finally make their way up through the frozen tundra.

Here in the south it is a drastically different story. We literally "leaped" into spring! No looking. No waiting. Mother nature seems to have waved her magic wand and the earth is completely transformed before my eyes.

We bypassed sprouts and snow covered daffodils and skipped right into what feels like summer.

Birds singing. Lizards scurrying. An abundance of green covered branches against an azure sky. Sonic runs. Flip flips. Saturdays at the park. And the fragrant aroma of blossoms wafts through the air...

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(All photos taken in South Carolina within the last week.)

My heart is full.

If it wasn't for bugs, scary poisonous snakes that mosey down your driveway, and pine pollen bombs... it may just be a perfect world.

If you haven't yet felt the presence of spring, I have a little something to help pass the time...

These purple flowers (below) are everywhere here. I'm not sure what they are exactly, but according to google they belong to the wysteria family. 

They are beautiful and I thought this photo would make for some great wallpaper. Just click on the preferred size below.
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Oh, and in case you hadn't heard, Google Friend Connect went away March 1st for those who have non-blogger blogs. If you would still like to stay connected, you can Like Me on my Project Alicia Facebook Page, subscribe to my RSS feedburner, follow me on twitter, instagram (projectalicia if you have a smart phone), pinterest, flickr, or anything else in my sidebar. (Although I must admit I'm not that great at keeping up with Google + or Stumble Upon.) There's also a couple new items in my etsy shoppe.
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Announcing The Spring Photo Challenge...

Come "Leap Into Spring" with Kristi of Live and Love out Loud, Rebecca of Bumbles & Light and me for a 6-week photography challenge aimed at capturing the beauty of spring.

The Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge will run from April 6th - May 18th and is open to everyone! We’ll have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore! You can find out more on my Leap into Spring! Challenge Page.

It's a wonderful time to get out the camera and capture the glorious rebirth known only to spring. Grab our button, tell your friends, and mark your calendars! You won't want to miss it. There's some exciting things in store...

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This is Wordless Wednesday, but Wordful or Not So Wordless posts are also welcome here. Just grab a photo and link up below. It's a great way to make new friends! Feel free to stop by some of my favs...

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72 comments:

  1. I too have captured the delights of spring... cant wait for summer!
    Lovely photos Alicia. x

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  2. oh GORGEOUS pictures!! Spring hasn't arrived to Northern Ontario, Canada yet (where I live) so I have to live vicariously through you :)

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  3. WOW! Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful! I love spring with its beautiful colours!

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  4. Fab photos as alway :-)

    Have a great WW! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  5. thanks for joining tina´s ww with this wonderful spring pics! :)

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  6. beautiful shots Alicia... such a great welcome into Spring!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
    Join in: Wordless Wednesday Linky Party

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  7. So many beautiful photo's here,such a lovely collection :)

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  8. Today was the first day of spring - and so we had a super-downpour! Hope your day was less damp, and be careful if this front gets to you.

    Happy WW!

    ~EdT.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Oh I can't wait until things start blooming here! Hoping to make my point and shoot work for me when it comes to spring flowers ;)

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  10. Beautiful photos of spring! Hard to believe that it's mid-March!

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  11. Beautiful images!! Thanks for linking up your WW post.

    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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  12. I love the way you put the pictures together.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/03/wordless-wednesday-harry-potter.html

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  13. Wow, so beautiful, I love the pinks and purples :) We're heading into Autumn here which I love, but there's nothing quite like Spring with all the pretty flowers blooming :)

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  14. Sure feels like spring after seeing your beautiful photos! Happy spring!

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  15. Love your collage of images Alicia! Those purple things are gorgeous! We have wisteria that we planted in the back yard and I am looking forward to the blooms. It smells divine ;)

    Also looking forward to the Spring challenge!! ;)

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  16. Such beautiful shots. I love the warmth. Not a fan of the bugs either. The mosquitoes have been bad already. Not sure what this summer is going to hold.

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  17. Are you enjoying all the pollen?
    Our car is YELLOW now :)

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  18. a wonderful collection of photos!

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  19. Amazing shots! Horray for the "official" arrival of Spring!

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  20. Spring is my favorite season. The colors are just gorgeous and everything is just coming alive! Great shots!

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  21. Love the beautiful photos Alicia!

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  22. wisteria is beautiful. it looks like my neighbors which does grow as a perennial here in WI. for some reason the linky did not want to take my link :( ~Faythe @ GMT

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  23. yay!! I can't wait to do the spring contest! Beautiful, beautiful photos

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  24. You really need to check out my spring flowers in Iowa. We're at least a month ahead of where we usually are.

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  25. Gorgeous pictures, I adore the south during the Springtime! Looking forward to the Leap into Spring Photo Challenge =)

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  26. Such pretty colors! I love your shots!

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  27. Love your collage of flowers..so pretty!!

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  28. How beautiful! We're past the real winter, though I suspect we'll get more snow. But we don't have anything blooming yet. I wish!

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  29. Your picture astound me every single week. Your talent is boundless!

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  30. I’m always amazed at the crispness and variety of your pictures. From whimsical purples and pinks, to the bold Black & whites. Simply beautiful. Happy WW and Happy Spring!

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  31. Beautiful photos. I can almost smell it ;) very excited for spring challenge. Bring it on!!!

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  32. WOW!!! Love the vibrant colours!!

    Happy Spring!

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  33. Love love love your pictures {and they way you have them laid out!}. Gorgeous! :) Happy spring! :)

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  34. Your pictures are so great! I learn a lot from them. It's always great linking up for Wordless Wednesday with you. Have a great week.

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  35. LOVE your collage! so excited for the spring photo challenge!

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  36. Beautiful pictures. I like the lush colors, especially when set against the black-and-white portraits.

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  37. Yup, they're wisterias, all right...On a slightly warm day, they give off the most beautiful scent; you can catch it if you stand beneath a vine of them all in bloom; it's faint but still wonderful. & indescribable, too. One of the many things I love about spring.

    As always, all of your photos are superb--keep up the good work! & thanks for sharing them with us.

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  38. Lovely photos of Spring! I'm watching for creatures myself.

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  39. Love all those shots! We're *finally* seeing spring blossom around here - even with the extra mild winter and early heat the past couple of weeks, the plants and fauna have been resistant to wake up from their nap. Color is starting to show up, so I'll have to get out and start snapping! ;)

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  40. Gorgeous shots and lovely edit!!!! Can't wait for the Leap into Spring -challenge!

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  41. Lovely spring pictures, Alicia! I posted on FB about your Leap-into-Spring Photo Challenge. I always enjoy the challenges you host and look forward to this one too.

    Linked up with some Ranch Wife Adventures and calf pictures this week. Thank You for hosting WW.

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  42. I can not believe this weather we are having! Flowers are blooming, trees are getting greener. Normally we still have snow on the ground at this time! But it does make for some pretty pictures.

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  43. As always, thanks for letting us link up!

    And I'm feeling the burn of allergies too... -sneeze- -sniffle-

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  44. Beautiful! It's like that here in TX, too. Bluebonnets and flowers everywhere!

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  45. I adore all that gorgeous scenery around you Lish!!! WOW- what a sight! I could do without all those creepy crawlers you mentioned as well.

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  46. Spring has arrived! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

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  47. oh wow beautiful spring photos!

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  48. Beautiful images Alicia. Isn't Spring such a wonderful season?! I love the abundance of blooms, colours and the warmth after Winter.
    We are heading into Autumn here but you wouldn't know it. It's still stormy, rainy and warm... just like the typical tropical Summertime only a little cooler (not much though!)

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  49. Love love love those beautiful pink flowers in your collage!

    I'm so excited to be hosting another challenge with you :) It's going to be awesome!

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  50. I can't get over how much I love the editing done. (:

    -Miranda

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  51. I've just discovered both your blog and your weekly prompt - your photography is gorgeous! And I'm very happy to participate in your prompt - thank you!

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  52. Such pretty pictures!!! Can't wait to start the challenge!

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  53. Beautiful photos! Very nice of you to offer the wallpaper download!

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  54. Same here, buds everywhere! I hope it won't get cold again here. The weather here in Westchester is too nice!

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  55. I can't wait for the Spring challenge. Wisteria is my favorite of mine from the South. I grew up in the Midwest too, and Spring does leap in around here!

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  56. I'm so jealous of your gorgeous spring (minus the snakes...can't stand snakes!) :) And, I can't even tell you how thrilled I am to read about the spring photo challenge! Yippee! <3

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  57. Beautiful! I love how you captured Spring!

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  58. Love the collage and the purple is gorgeous. Totally makes it feel like spring!

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  59. Beautiful colection. Have a great week.

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  60. Gorgeous photos! Spring has sprung here in Western Pennsylvania also! The grass is green, the daffodils and hyacinths are blooming and the trees have awakened. It is glorious! :)

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  61. Love the purple pretties!

    We actually got SNOW in the past few days. Yuck!
    I am more than ready for spring!

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  62. Every photo is so beautiful. The colors are so brilliant and cheery!! Spring is blossoming here as well ... it's about two months early, but I will certainly not be complaining!! We've had 70-degree weather and the sun has been shining! Its just what the doctor ordered! :D Your collage is fantastic. I can't wait to see all that color here! The pear trees that line my driveway are getting ready to burst open any day now!

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    1. I'm also very excited about the spring challenge!

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  63. Can you send some spring over to Vancouver? We usually have it by this time of year, but seem to be lacking.

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  64. Beautiful collage Alicia! I love those purple flower, the are stunning. Thank you for sharing! Still waiting for Spring in the Pacific Northwest..

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  65. Happy Spring! Beautiful photos..

    Visiting for Wordless Wednesday- hope you can stop by:)

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