Sunday, April 24, 2016

Signs of Spring

I was out for a stroll this morning looking for signs of Spring.  You wouldn't notice them at a glance. You have to get up close and even dig a little to unearth the details that promise that change of season.

This first photo almost looks like something you would see on a coral reef, but it is how the sem false spirea shows signs of life early.  It is definitely the early bird of the shrubs.

Although I have seen a few ladybugs here and there, we actually dug this little guy out of his fallen leaf bed. He happily provided us with a portrait before he asked us to tuck him back in, which we gladly did of course.

If you put a penny over top of the larger one, and a dime on the small one, they would both be completely hidden!  They are 2 tiny, adorable weeds growing on the west side of our shop among the gravel and moss.  When you look up close, it looks like I put together a little succulent garden.  If I'm correct, and I'll keep a close eye on them, these weeds are an invasive type that have to get pulled before they go to seed, or they will quickly take over the gravel pad.  But for now, anything green is a welcome sight. 

This is not a sign of Spring, but rather a memory of the season.  What is left of a lilac blossom, my favorite scent, a fragrance that I'm certain is a gift straight from Heaven. 

It has been too long since I've joined in with Mosaic Monday at Judith's Lavender Cottage.  So here is a little fun with the lady bug!  Thank-you for hosting Judith!


  1. Great photos. The dried lilac is my favorite.

  2. What happy signs of spring, my friend. I saw my lilac bushes are starting to bud out and I am so excited :) And the grass is getting ever so green.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesteday. I had to smile when you told me how long it took you to visit all of the link-ups for the exchange. It took me a while too, but it was such a JOY to see what everyone received.

    Have a great week! Hugs!

  3. Andrea, these photos are phenomenal! My favorite signs of spring include - rain, green grass, wildflowers, and the sound of birdsong every morning. :)

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

  4. Andrea, It was nice of the lady bug to cooperate. Great shot. Spring will be here in full splendor soon. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  5. wonderful spring fotos. I can feel the mood of spring.
    Best regards, have a nice week

  6. Great mosaics! It is wonderful to see any signs of spring that can be spotted isn't it!

  7. Your photos are beautiful, even making the weeds look good. I have had a time of it pulling them here in my garden.

  8. The signs of spring are so wonderful. I love your photos. We're seeing them too and it's definitely exciting.

  9. Loved the ladybug portrait and mosaic...very creative!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  10. Beautiful macro shots! Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Our flowers are blooming, and the rain today is turning everything that wasn't green already that beautiful color that we've missed all winter!

  11. Hello, I almost missed this post. The ladybug shots are awesome. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!


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