Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Has (Almost) Sprung

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Spring: trees flying up to their birds. ~Paul Celan

Spring continues to slowly show up here in Virginia...I thought for sure over the weekend that things would be in full bloom, so I was surprised that I still had to hunt a little bit to find spring color. Its arrival this year has been slow as molasses! It mirrors real life, doesn't it? All things come in good time and when they're ready. However, yesterday it was almost 80 degrees and these temps will continue through Wednesday - I think it's officially here! This makes me so happy. It's amazing to me how the arrival of spring affects my energy and attitude - it's as if a switch, that has been in off mode, suddenly turns to ON. I want to exercise again and eat healthy food...my mood becomes much happier with the constant sunshine, color, and warmth outside. I feel transformed!

I'm joining in with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday - this week's theme is to use any two of her textures on an image. In the final image above, I used Daisy (Multiply/42%) and Cora (Soft Light/51%). I also put the image through Radlab. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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12 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about Spring. It's amazing how more sunlight and all that color really has such an effect on our moods. I think my ancestors must have been bears because all I want to do in the winter is hibernate. The photos you've shared here are lovely and I might just have to steal that wonderful quote! ;) Happy Spring!

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  2. We have another grey day and I sooo want spring to appear! Your photos are lovely! x

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  3. Spring really is late but your images brighten up my day...

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  4. Sunshine and warmth definitely improves one's mood. It is a little warmer here, but rainy all week long.

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  5. Oh magnolias! Love them to bits. I would frame that third one...Beautiful.

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  6. Ooooh! These are fabulous shots! I especially love the color the first one. Spring is on its way in Middle Missouri too.

    Visiting from Texture Tuesday.

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  7. Oh I bet this is just wonderful, I love these anyway but in a mass truly heaven

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  8. Such lovely images for Spring.

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  9. lovely colors and how you brought out the shades of pink and a pop of green too. Nicely done.. It look lovely there..
    Hugs

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  10. Wonderful images of Spring. Very nice.

    Earl

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