Spring in the North or Fall in the South

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  • #404453

    Rob Eyers
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    Let's see anything that signals spring for you in the northern hemisphere, or fall if you're in the southern hemisphere.

    In southern Ontario the Robins fake us out every year because they seem to be dumb enough to return when we still have a month or more of crappy weather ahead. These orioles on the other hand are a solid signal that the worst is over.

    Oriole.jpg

  • #404811

    beth
    Participant

    the first locally grown tulips of the year.  though it was still january so i'm pretty sure they're from someone's greenhouse.  we start seeing them in yards in march or april, but there's always a rush for cut tulips after valentines day and in march.

    • #404950

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Tulips are just coming out here Beth.  The tulip festival starts today for ten days in Ottawa. Over a million tulips. I’ll post some pics if I get anything worth while.

      • #405105

        beth
        Participant

        sweet.  they're over and done with here.  the remnants have been long been washed away by the spring floods.

  • #404813

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Having Some serious Issues with this throwdown this morning  Rob.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Robert Apple.
    • #404951

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Fly fishing certainly counts Robert.

      • #404971

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        I guess the snow falling in front of the mural kind of counts too. That was my Issue.

        • #404997

          Rob Eyers
          Participant

          Time to clean my glasses! :o)

        • #405234

          LeanneC
          Participant

          Springtime snow is a thing here, as well, Robert. Although we have had summer weather this week, I wouldn't be surprised to see hail or even snow. The joy of living somewhere that has four seasons!

  • #404821

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    New acer leaves in the spring rain …

    acer in the rain

    • #404952

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Lovely image Diane. The rain makes for a nice photo. Not sure about you but I’m ready for some sunshine though.

      • #405001

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Rob, we've had rain all week, I'm definitely ready for some sunshine!

    • #404988

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice one Diane. Wonderful color palette throughout. I have failed twice at growing a Japanese Maple. But we're at a new spot so maybe I'll try again. 🙂

      • #405002

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Dave, this one is planted in a half barrel, and seems to be doing really well!

  • #404822

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Beautiful oriole Rob!

    • #404956

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Thank you Diane. I’m still trying to get a good shot of a male goldfinch. Some of these birds have such intense colours that getting a decent photo is a real challenge for me.

  • #404857

    Dorothy
    Participant

    March Crocus.

    Every year in March i see the crocus fight their way up through the leaves in my back yard.

    March Crocus

    • #404953

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      The official flower of the province of my youth Dorothy. My neighbour has some that come up through the snow in March. It seems like a long time for spring to arrive after they show up.

    • #404989

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Lovely contrast of color. We have a couple of these pop up in spring in our yard. Carol's wanting more.

    • #405005

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely shot Dorothy, crocus are always special!

    • #405235

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great burst of colour amidst the brown, Dorothy.

  • #404859

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Gorgeous (bird) Rob. 🙂

  • #404946

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    @reyers I find this photo extremely beautiful and those soft colors in the background are truly amazing 🙂

    • #404954

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Thanks Jasenka. The red is from the new leaves of a Japanese Maple and the yellow green is from a euonymus and a bridal wreath spirea which were 20 to 40 feet behind.

  • #404986

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Beautiful colors and bokeh. Except for the scrub jays all the birds at our place now are either brown or black.

  • #404987

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    With spring comes pollen. A close up of pollen cones on one of our conifers.

    • #405004

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Cool shot Dave!

    • #405019

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Yikes! So that's a close up of what makes my eyes so itchy.  Love the photo Dave, the greens are great.

      • #405110

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        That's only one of the culprits. 🙂 The yellowish green color on those little cones is the pollen. Here are more pollen producers from a different tree in our yard. I sneeze a lot in the morning this time of year. I wonder why.

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    • #405137

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Nice one Dave. I like the composition.

      • #405158

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks Rob. Hoping to get out this week-end and get shots of something other than what is found in my yard. Has been a while.

    • #405236

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love this Dave. It really pops out at you.

  • #405003

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    We finally got some sun late this afternoon …

    sunlit leaves

  • #405107

    Dorothy
    Participant

    I took this just a couple weeks ago and realized this truly depicts Spring for me.  This tree is across the street from me and it is called a Red Bud Tree.  (what i did not know was that my neighbor's have a vortex in their house! check out their picture window.) just open the pix in a new tab and magnify, whoa.Red Bud Tree and vortex

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by  Dorothy.
    • #405112

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Red bud is a beautiful tree and as nice as this composition is I'm drawn to the tree's shadow on the street. Don't ask me why.

    • #405138

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Red buds are pretty this time of year. Interesting how we think of glass as being perfectly flat, but as the window shows…it's not.

  • #405218

    ElinL
    Participant

    Wonderful image Rob ! Beautiful colours. Referring to Robs oriole image on top.

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  • #405219

    ElinL
    Participant

    Peekaboo !

    Peekaboo

  • #405224

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    Aaaaah …lambs in spring. Nice!

  • #405238

    LeanneC
    Participant

    The colours in your oriole image are great, Rob.

    Colour is a sure sign of spring around here. We go from everything being covered in white, to everything being a dusty brown, and then one day green and yellow (dandelions) followed by our early spring bloomers.

    Here are a few colourful signs of spring from our neck of the woods…

    Daphne – our very early (and very fragrant) bloomer:

    Daphne

    Rufous hummingbird – the first one of the season:

    The Return

    Colourful blossoms and a pollinator

    Busy Bee

    Pollen Gets in your Eyes

    Purple rock cress:

    Recipe for Spring

  • #405292

    Tom M
    Participant

    A flower I forget the name of…

     

    • #405720

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi Tom, nice! It's texture makes me think of poinsettia.

    • #406253

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      I think it’s a clematis Tom. There are a lot of different varieties but it sure looks like one of them. I must be north of you as ours won’t be out for at least a few more weeks.

  • #405900

    Lynne Guenther
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    I have no idea what kind of tree, but flowers are actually white

    • #406254

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      That’s a nice angle Lynne. The flowering trees never seem to stay out long enough and some of them are really spectacular.

  • #406333

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Spring is the time to gather nectar. But I wonder how sweet nectar from a chive can be.

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