Tuesday, 2 April 2013

April & the Sprouting Nature


I'm grateful to Kim Klassen for sharing  her 2303-texture and to Nancy Clayes for sharing her Softly 0332-texture.

The scent of lemon and fennel is hovering from the kitchen ... I found this lovely bread-recipe, containing fresh fennel and lemon zest.

The ice on the lake is about to smelt away. There is still bits of snow under the trees and bushes - but the green grass is beginning to color the forest floor.

The month of March filled with sun shine - and very cold days. Last time we had this low temperatures in March was 20 years ago!

So, we're putting our hope on April ... and we won't be disappointed since
 
April prepares her green traffic light
and
the world thinks Go.

Christopher Morley
 
I hope that the month of April will bring
- Brisk outdoor walks,
- A trip to the sea,
- Millions of smiles on ´the faces of my loved ones,
- Serene moments with cup of tea 
... and  just ordinary daily life, without too much rush and hurry.

Well, my bread has risen and needs to be set in the oven ...

Sunny spring days to you,
and a warm welcome to my new blog friends
Mona, Liz, Jacquelyn, Verena and Shauna! 

Nina
 

PS. I've uploaded some of my photos for free use  on Free photos from Thoughts and Images Along the Way - site ... and I'll keep adding more. I have posted the pictures at resolutions appropriate  both for printing and for using on the web.

So please feel free to download any images that you might need to use for non-profit, non-commercial, presentations. If you post any of the images on the internet, please provide a credit line and a link to Free photos from Thoughts and Images Along the Way - site.

 

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37 comments:

  1. Spring is my favorite time of year! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo. Feel free to link up on my Wordless Wednesday post..
    http://www.frugalplus.com/2013/04/wordless-wednesday-wlinky-spring-break.html

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    1. Thanks Jill, I'll visit your WW linky, thanks for inviting!

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  2. My hopes for April are the very same as yours. I was disappointed to see snow on the 1st day of the month but I'm still holding out hope that Spring may just be here.

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    1. The winter seems to be holding it's grip tight this year ... come, sun, with your light and warmth!

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  3. The Christopher Morley quote is so true. Very nice macro shot.

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    1. Thanks Nicki - I found the little straws of grass so charming, the bright green color of spring is very special.

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  4. So glad you are beginning to see signs of spring....I think we are all looking so forward to the new season and all it brings with it.....

    You are very generous to offer your photographs for use...

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    1. The green color of spring is so special, even a tiny bit of it makes you feel like the spring is just around the corner :)

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  5. I like how the leaf gives the sprouts perspective.

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    1. Thnak you, Carol ... The spring and autumn meets in the photo :)

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  6. Lovely photo and texture work! I hope April brings the same things.. or at least warm weather, soccer finally starts at the end of this month!

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    1. The warm weather comes here but goes again, happy that the sun keeps shining :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Your blue bead bracelet is very pretty, I need to chech your ETSY shop soon :)

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  8. Coming from Texture Tuesday -- wow -- super image and so close - I love seeing the dirt lifted up as the plant pushes upwards great editing!!
    Hugs

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    1. I like to see the dirt as well ~ a clear sign og growth :)

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  9. Love the picture.....a promise of what is to come!

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    1. Yes, I hope that the snow storm they promised over there flies fast further, not leaving too much snow on your ground!

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  10. Green is a welcome color this time of year!!

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    1. Yes, lots of bright fresh green!

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  11. We are excited for spring too! We are in a severe drought and I hope we have green grass, budding tress and blooming plants.

    May all your April wishes come true!

    Robyn
    theranchwifechronicles.com

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    1. Hi Robyn, It sounds like a busy time at the ranch - so happy you share some of the moments, I enjoy a lot your pictures if the calves and cows especially! Some if them does have winter fur - so thick and warm.

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  12. Great macro shot and nice warm thoughts.

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  13. Ahh... signs of life, it make my heart sing! Thank you for sharing your photos for free use.

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    1. The first signs of spring are lovely! And I thought I could upload some pictures .. If someone would like to use them as e-cards or else ... To delight somebody :)

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  14. So beautiful...still so cold here! It's still snowing in April...

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    1. The weather is still cold here also, but the snow is smelting ...

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  15. Wonderful! Mother Nature is starting to give us a glimpse of what is to come.

    Earl

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    1. Hi Earl, yes, we're being served starters right now! Enjoy the spring and the small daily delights it gives us :)

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  16. Loved your observations of spring, and the quote! And the photo is life HAPPENING! Wonderful!

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  17. Love the little bits of green showing! Spring is becoming more and more evident each day!

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  18. I envy your green!
    We are a ways off from seeing new green growth, but we DO have a few places around our yard where the sea of snow has parted & we can see bare ground again! But we are forecasted to get 4 more inches of snow Friday.
    It has been chilly, here, as well. Your lemon scented bread brings warm thoughts!
    I love the traffic light quote, and your April list. All wonderful things to look forward to.

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  19. They look so much like our daffodils coming up out of the ground, but I imagine the fragrance is lovely. xo

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  20. What a beautiful shot this is!! So much clarity and detail! I hope all the snow melts very soon and the temperatures warm for you! We experienced winter right up until this past weekend and the last few days we've been enjoying 70-80 degree weather!! It was much needed! :) Loving your blog and happy to be a new follower. :)

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