Sunday, April 10, 2011

the next theme is . . . SIGNS OF SPRING

It was a long winter, and many of us in the northern hemisphere have been waiting with anticipation for the spring season.  Each year, as the sun crosses northward over the equator, along with it comes the unmistakable signs of spring's arrival.  This week, we challenge you to think outside the box and show us some of those things that make you think and feel SPRING!  Here are a few to get you started...

Those first warm days when jackets are optional.

In wind with wagon on mission
in wind with wagon on a mission by anikatoro

A pretty spring garland, hung with pride.

gift of spring
gift of spring by tammy lee bradley

Long walks with the dog, and stops for ice cream!

i hear the sounds of the ice cream man
i hear the sounds of the ice cream man by urban muser

That "fresh air" feeling that makes you jump for joy...

Spring!
spring! by kirstinmckee

...or dance around in the glowing sun as the days get longer.

She moves....
she moves...by soapchickash {and daughter!}

OK, so do you see where I am going with this?  Try and challenge yourself to really think about what spring means in your neck of the woods--how do you feel?  what are you doing? what's happening in your neighborhood?

The temperatures are rising my friends, now get out there and show us what you are up to!

~christy of urban muser

13 comments:

alicia said...

You've inspired me. No buds here yet, but maybe I can figure out something. Your pics are all fabulous. Love, love the jumping one.

Jessaca said...

OMG on the shoe shot!! Stunning. I heard the ice cream truck this evening and thought OH great I have got no cash hope the kids don't hear it.
Most def. inspriring

thatgirlblogs said...

love it all, the banner and the jump MOST of all...

Elizabeth Nafe said...

Awesome photos! But of course I am sitting here saying "I wish I was excited about Spring!" No, I am not. I live in Louisiana where the climate is so hot and humid. It was in the 90's this weekend already! I love to see the photos of those of you in the North that are ready for Spring. Come winter, I will be excited. :)

Debby said...

That little girl is adorable. Love the banner as well.

Ashley Lindsey (soapchickAsh) said...

Oh, wow what a great bunch of photos! Thank you so much for including mine. It is truly appreciated and really, it just made my day! Here's to more lovely spring days and to photographing them in all their glory!

Jan said...

I'd know those purple chucks anywhere ;)

Anika said...

Great post!
Thanks so much for adding the image of my little one! She was definitely feeling the first winds and nice weather of Spring.

Anna said...

Fun photos and post! Yesterday we got a taste of spring - we're jumping up and down.... wanting more!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh the ice cream truck! I miss it so :) They are all beautiful shots.

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

It's tough for me to think outside the box here in Portland, because it's the arrival of the Pink Trees that make me giddy with excitement that winter is (sort of ) over :~)

Rick Smith said...

That shot of Ashley is perfect for a spring photo, the beautiful light and the sense of motion makes me want to get outside!

Nancy said...

Wonderful photos of springtime fun. I'll definitely have to put on my thinking cap and would love to join this challenge. :)

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