Thursday, March 6, 2008

Signs of Spring

It seems like this has been a long winter. We've received tons of snow, which I know is important for our water situation in the summer, but I'm really ready for warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and green grass! Looking around outside today, I noticed some little signs of spring! Yea!!! I tried some textures on the second and third shots. I'd love to know what you think. CC is always welcome here!


Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

pat said...

BUds, buds, and more buds! Love the brave little croci poking their way through, and the POV on the hyacinth is really neat--looks like the nose cone of a rocket. You can almost feel those leaf buds on that branch swelling. Very neat. Hurry spring!!

hailiriley said...

LOVE that last one...wow! The color is just awesome...wish we would get some buds here!
cari

Danielle said...

Love signs of spring. I love the winter but am getting cabin fever with a two year old. Can't wait for the warmer weather. I really like 2 and 3. The textures work really well and they are just nice a subtle.

Shanna Jones said...

I love that first shot for some reason. Soft colours in the background maybe. Very nice.

Angela2932 said...

I love the last one and the hint of texture, and the emergence of spring! I didn't realize that in Utah there'd be such signs already!

Reds said...

That last one is beautiful!! You are so lucky to see signs of Spring!! All I see here is signs of more snow!!

Jason said...

Signs of spring!!! I can't wait. I really like those shots. Nice depth of field on those.

Shawna said...

Yes a VERY long winter!! Love these shots! The first one is so crisp! I really like the textures, especially the 2nd one!

Gypsy Girl said...

I like the texture you used on the second one. Nice color.

Kristina said...

These are really good! I like 'em all!

HLIP said...

The first shot is beautiful - the brokeh (sp?) is so creamy. You've posted some really special photos this week.

Nicole said...

Oh so cute, we have tons of those also, I got some today with them in snow.

amazing grace said...

loving these margaret!!! nice color!! oh i am sooooo ready for spring!!!

Sharon said...

Great macros!

Jaime said...

woohoo! spring! great way to capture it!

Liz said...

Love those last two shots, they give me hope that things will turn green again.

April said...

i love that last one..those are gorgeous. great job on the textures.

Becky said...

these are all great...but i love that 2nd shot! very pretty!

Ljsmom33 said...

I love spring, thanks for sharing!!

Janae and Travis said...

I am loving all your pictures! I really like the bagpipe picture of the kid playing them. I think I would have submitted that one to the photo challenge. Just my opinion. The piano ones are pretty sweet too. I can see one of those framed above your piano, seriously! Love your flower shots too! I am so ready for spring!

Stacey said...

Hurray!! Spring!! These are awesome! The second one is my favorite... something about the new beautiful flower among the leaves... It's like the shedding of the old skin and budding of the new. Beautiful!

Trina said...

I love it!! Yay Spring is on its way!! I am with you CANNOT wait! Love the last one!

Becky said...

I thought out there in Utah you were as buried with snow as we are. Guess not! Love seeing those signs of spring.

Debbi said...

Very pretty - love the detail in the last one. Can't wait for spring to come to us in ND!

Jen said...

Great DOF! Nice job!

Lauren said...

Love the crocus shot....it just says SPRING to me! Gorgeous color and composition. I do wish the vignette around the edges was a little less pronounced though.

Amy said...

Beautiful promises of Spring! I love, love #2!!

stacy said...

Yeah, Spring is on the way!I love the use of texture, expecially on the last shot. Great job!

Kelly said...

Isn't it great to see the signs of spring appearing?

Great bokeh on the first one, love the textures on the other 2

Joanne said...

I can't wait for spring!!!