- May 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm #404453
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.
- May 9, 2019 at 11:38 am #404811
- May 10, 2019 at 7:47 am #404950
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.
- May 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm #404813
Having Some serious Issues with this throwdown this morning Rob.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by Robert Apple.
- May 10, 2019 at 7:48 am #404951
Fly fishing certainly counts Robert.
- May 10, 2019 at 11:54 am #404971
I guess the snow falling in front of the mural kind of counts too. That was my Issue.
- May 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm #404821
- May 10, 2019 at 7:50 am #404952
Lovely image Diane. The rain makes for a nice photo. Not sure about you but I’m ready for some sunshine though.
- May 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm #405001
Thanks Rob, we've had rain all week, I'm definitely ready for some sunshine!
- May 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm #404988
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. 🙂
- May 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm #405002
Thanks Dave, this one is planted in a half barrel, and seems to be doing really well!
- May 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm #404822
Beautiful oriole Rob!
- May 10, 2019 at 8:00 am #404956
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.
- May 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm #404857
Every year in March i see the crocus fight their way up through the leaves in my back yard.
- May 10, 2019 at 7:53 am #404953
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.
- May 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm #404989
Lovely contrast of color. We have a couple of these pop up in spring in our yard. Carol's wanting more.
- May 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm #405005
Lovely shot Dorothy, crocus are always special!
- May 11, 2019 at 7:13 pm #405235
Great burst of colour amidst the brown, Dorothy.
- May 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm #404859
Gorgeous (bird) Rob. 🙂
- May 10, 2019 at 7:58 am #404955
- May 10, 2019 at 6:42 am #404946
@reyers I find this photo extremely beautiful and those soft colors in the background are truly amazing 🙂
- May 10, 2019 at 7:57 am #404954
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.
- May 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm #404986
Beautiful colors and bokeh. Except for the scrub jays all the birds at our place now are either brown or black.
- May 10, 2019 at 1:58 pm #404987
With spring comes pollen. A close up of pollen cones on one of our conifers.
- May 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm #405004
Cool shot Dave!
- May 11, 2019 at 12:13 am #405109
Thanks Diane. 🙂
- May 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm #405019
Yikes! So that's a close up of what makes my eyes so itchy. Love the photo Dave, the greens are great.
- May 11, 2019 at 12:25 am #405110
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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- May 11, 2019 at 7:12 am #405137
Nice one Dave. I like the composition.
- May 11, 2019 at 10:52 am #405158
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.
- May 11, 2019 at 7:15 pm #405236
Love this Dave. It really pops out at you.
- May 12, 2019 at 10:04 am #405280
- May 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm #405003
- May 11, 2019 at 12:06 am #405107
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.
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- May 11, 2019 at 1:19 am #405112
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.
- May 11, 2019 at 7:13 am #405138
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.
- May 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm #405218
Wonderful image Rob ! Beautiful colours. Referring to Robs oriole image on top.
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- May 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm #405223
Thank you Elin.
- May 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm #405219
- May 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm #405224
Aaaaah …lambs in spring. Nice!
- May 11, 2019 at 7:23 pm #405238
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:
Rufous hummingbird – the first one of the season:
Colourful blossoms and a pollinator
Purple rock cress:
- May 12, 2019 at 2:24 pm #405292
A flower I forget the name of…
- May 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm #405720
Hi Tom, nice! It's texture makes me think of poinsettia.
- May 17, 2019 at 8:45 am #406253
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.
- May 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm #405900
I have no idea what kind of tree, but flowers are actually white
- May 17, 2019 at 8:47 am #406254
That’s a nice angle Lynne. The flowering trees never seem to stay out long enough and some of them are really spectacular.
- May 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm #406333
Spring is the time to gather nectar. But I wonder how sweet nectar from a chive can be.
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