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Signs of spring

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These daffodil yellow ride-share bikes have started to crop up around the neighborhood.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Meandering through the ‘hood

Every morning (usually late morning) the pups and I meander through the neighborhood. They sniff and do other doggy stuff and I take my camera and do some visual sniffing. Every day different things catch their noses and my eye. Today was a mountains and blossoms day.

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Ornamental plum blossoms are everywhere .
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Just a few clouds over the Olympics.
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Love this cheerful fellow!
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Forsythia is more reliable than a groundhog.

It felt like someone flipped the switch and now it’s really spring.
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Light and Warmth

This is an experiment. I took three pictures of each subject one with the sunlight coming from behind, one from the side, and lastly front lit.

Driftwood and crocosmia leaves:

Dandelion:

Cherry blossoms:

Daffodils:

It is interesting to see the effects side by side. In general I tend to like the back lit and side lit ones a bit better. What do you think?

Verinbrunalis

Winter blooming plant that smells good.Not very clever: it is Latin for “spring in winter”. It’s happening right now in Seattle. The news is full of blizzards, and for some that is marvelous (see post by Karyn here), but here the air is full of the scent of daphne odora  and “that plant that starts with an ‘s’, smells divine and blooms in January”.

two snowdrop flowers blooming in the moss.
Snowdrops in the moss.

The leaves and buds of bulbs are thrusting vigorously up through the mulch of partially decayed leaves…but winter is not necessarily over. This little party will end with a shift of the wind. In some ways that makes it all the more precious. For that reason it is also accompanied by a sense of urgency to get outside.

This differs from what we call the “pineapple express” which is warm but comes with a lot of rain.

Got to go and enjoy!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Play Lexicographer.”