Spring into 2009

Mar 31, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Spring is in the air, so I created a Flickr group celebrating the first day of Spring with the same name—Spring into 2009.

Wildflowers are in bloom everywhere in California right now.

I’m not a horticulturist, but that’s not a requirement to know what I like, admire, and appreciate, therefore I wanted to share my recent flower photographs, some of which are blooms, while I’ve been Travelin’ Local:

In the northern hemisphere, we’re celebrating spring, the southern hemisphere is embracing autumn– which I was educated about–but worldwide the frame of reference is technically the Equinox.

So far, 39 photographers have joined the Spring into 2009 Flickr group. Because most of their pictures are designated “All rights reserved,” I can’t reproduce them here—so to appreciate and see their great photos, please click the Spring into 2009 group.

I highly recommend viewing every group member’s gallery because it’s definitely Travelin’ Local round’ the world web friendly.

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12 Responses to “Spring into 2009”

  1. dc says:

    Ah, how nice! Once it gets to be spring here, I’ll join up. I wish I could smell those flowers!

    dc’s last blog post..Eagle River Bridge


  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful.. Love the colors!!! I cannot wait to see the first flower here in NY

    Kim’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Chillin


  3. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Ok now you’re just showing off. :) Beautiful! Spring will eventually make it to me. :)

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..Well Connected


  4. David says:

    Beautiful photographs. The colors jump right off of the page. Kudos to you Lisa.


  5. Diane C. says:

    Gorgeous Spring flower photos! I’m glad I joined the Spring into 2009 Flickr group you created. It’s interesting to see what Spring looks like to different people.

    Diane C.’s last blog post..Music in the Canyon


  6. Lance says:

    Great pictures Lisa! And what a great group you’ve created – like Diane, I think it’s so interesting to see what spring looks like in all sorts of other places.

    Lance’s last blog post..Money Does Grow On Trees


  7. LisaNewton says:

    @dc Sometimes when I’m walking, I will suddenly smell the flowers, blossoms, or even the trees. I don’t remember this happening too often when I lived on the East Coast. It’s strange.

    @ Kim I’m sure the first flowers will pop up soon. I hope you share a few photos on your blog.

    @ Lisa’s Chaos I’m not showing off………..I’m just enjoying the view. Is it possible to show off snow?

    @ David Thanks. I loved the colors, too.

    @ Diane C. I totally agree. Spring can come in so many different sizes and shapes.

    @ Lance We are often limited by our location, but sharing spring with world-wide neighbors is great…………:)


  8. Urban Panther says:

    I love this line – I’m not a horticulturist, but that’s not a requirement to know what I like, admire, and appreciate. I LOVE to garden, but never bother to remember the names of what I put into my garden. People look at me strangely when they ask me “What’s this? What’s this?”, and I just keep responding “No clue”. Will definitely check out the group on Flikr, and might sign up myself. I have some really interesting shots of flowers myself.

    Urban Panther’s last blog post..Exercising more makes you eat less


  9. LisaNewton says:

    @ Urban Panther LOL………..I often times wish I could “speak” the language of flowers instead of saying, “Oh, I really like the purple one.” However, just like you, I still greatly enjoy their beauty.


  10. carla says:

    I love these photos! I have to break out my camera this weekend.

    carla’s last blog post..The Controversy of the (Organic) White House Garden


  11. LisaNewton says:

    @ carla I’d love to see pictures of where you live. I hope you have a great weekend……………:)


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