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I Love Spring

Updated on November 7, 2014
Gorgeous Spring Tree Blossom
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New Life In Spring

Spring is such a time of hope and joy. Do you love all the signs of new life? Here you will find beautiful photographs, poetry, quotes, music and experiences of Spring. Join me in exploring and enjoying all the signs of new life in spring with plants, birds and animals.

I hope you enjoy and do take part in the polls and leave me a message to say what it is you love about Spring. Thank you for your visit.

Please bear in mind that I will be adding new pictures and experiences as we go through this lovely season.

Photo is taken by author. Copyright please do not copy.

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Vivaldi "Four Seasons-Spring"

I love listening to Vivaldi and this is to me one of his most uplifting.

You may like to listen to this as you look through the rest of the page.

On this video there is the added advantage of gorgeous spring flowers, guarenteed to lift the mood :)

Vivaldi Four Seasons -Spring

Everything Spring - Warmth and new life In spring- young children will love

Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)
Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)

Beautiful photographs and writing about everything spring. Especially suitable for young children to learn about the warmth and life of springtime, baby chicks, rabbits and the other delights of Spring!

 

Why Do I Love Spring?

Spring is one of my fave seasons running closely with Autumn. I love Spring for its vibrancy and freshness, its sense of hope of new life and love. I always feel like Spring is the beginning of the year for me. In January I do not feel like making changes or new things but in Spring I feel raring to go!

Being brought up in the country Spring is always about new life as well, lambing, foals being born and so on. I don t live so rural now but I always look for that and love to watch all the new life.

After the quiet and stillness of winter everything in Spring seems to be busy, the birds rushing around, the shoots comng up and the first spring flowers opening their blooms showing off thier beauty.

Even though it is often still very cold these sights warm the heart and with the longer hours of daylight lift my spirits. I am outside as much as possible and I Love it!!

I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?

Edward Giobbi

Loving Springtime season

There are many reasons you may love Spring. I have listed some here , if yours is not listed drop me a comment in the guestbook and let me know!

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Spring Elephants ears in bloom

Elephants Ears In Spring
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Spring Flowers

These Elephants ears live in our garden and are one of the first signs of Spring for us.

A beautiful pink blossom coating the ground, these hardy plants cover ground where other flowers do not grow well and they look lovely.

In our garden they defy any frost or even light snow to flower their hearts out. At other times of year they are not so much to look at but in Spring they glory in their beauty.

April Birthday For A Foal!

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The Joy Of A Foal In Spring

Here is a wonderful mare and foal that live near us. Arent they gorgeous!

We have a field near us that usually has horses grazing in it. There are often three or four horses there and they are lovely and very friendly.

Every couple of years we are lucky enough to have foal born and once it is old enough and assuming the weather is not too cold, the owner has it out in the field with its mum to enjoy the outdoors.

The foals are simply adorable and although shy they do come up with their mum to see us. There is nothing so beautiful in Spring as seeing a long leggy beautiful foal wandering off with its mum then feeding from her.

Spring Baby Animals

Spring is a time for many animals to give birth.

This book is a great way for children to learn about baby animals.

It has lovely pictures and text to help children learn.

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring-

When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;

Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush

Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring

The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

Birds Nesting In Our Garden In Springtime

In Spring our garden suddenly becomes alive with chittering, chirping birds.

All manner of different species of birds displaying to each other in their courtship. Singing from the highest branches to show their beauty.

Some fight it out in the hedgerow for nest sites, build their own nest near our home, or in the eaves of our home. A few brave ones nest very close to our gate and we are forever having to so careful when we walk by.

Any small sticks or garden clippings are seen soon in birds beaks great nesting material for them. We leave grass clippings and twigs for them to use all over the garden.

Later we see the pairs brooding the eggs, carefully treasuring the next generation. Then if we are very lucky we see or more often hear the brand new chicks as they are hatched.

It is a very magical time in our garden which we adore and treasure.


Baby Blackbird In Springtime

Baby Blackbird In Springtime
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The Spring by Thomas Carew

Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost

Her snow-white robes; and now no more the frost

Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream

Upon the silver lake or crystal stream:

But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,

And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth

To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.

Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring,

In triumph to the world, the youthful spring:

The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array

Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May.

Now all things smile: only my love doth lower,

Nor hath the scalding noon-day sun the power

To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold

Her heart congeal’d, and makes her pity cold.

The ox, which lately did for shelter fly

Into the stall, doth now securely lie

In open fields; and love no more is made

By the fire-side, but in the cooler shade

Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep

Under a sycamore, and all things keep

Time with the season: only she doth carry

June in her eyes, in her heart January.

Very Cute Ducklings In Spring!

Very Cute Ducklings In Spring!
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Cute Ducklings In Spring

It is one of life's pleasures to go to the pond in Springtime and see the ducklings.

To me they are so sweet, so adorable and really fun to watch. I can easily watch them for hours and their antics make me smile and laugh.

From fluffy coats and amazingly fast little legs they gradually grow through inquisitive adolescence. Happy to wander right near our feet having learned from an early age that humans usually being and share food very easily with them!

Wake Up To Spring!

My Spring Robin - A lovely seasonal story for young children

My Spring Robin (Aladdin Picture Books)
My Spring Robin (Aladdin Picture Books)

A cute book for young children with a lovely spring story that will surely be a treasured memory for your child. It is lovely to get children interested in wildlife and nature and the changing seasons as young as possible in the hope that they will treasure this beautiful earth and all its creatures when they grow up.

 

Vibrant Spring Flowers!

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Pretty Poppies

These vibrant , gorgeous Spring poppies in my garden warm the heart!

After the dullness of some winter weather when its damp cold and wet to see flowers burst forth in vibrant colours is very uplifting.

The vibrant red against the striking green is so springlike yet strangely evocative of the colours many of us decorate our hones with at winter, red and green being traditional winter and Christmas themes. Yet here in the Spring garden there is no mistaking the vigour and life and new beginnings.

They shout " look at me " and forget about winter. They make us smile and we feel hope for warmer times.

Springwatch Opening Titles - Highlights of Nature and new life in Spring

Opening titles of the programme "Springwatch" , highlights of nature in ther Spring! Lovely uplifting video

Spring Flower Ipod Cover - Ipod cover in Spring




You can still have a touch of Spring even on you ipod.

I love this beautiful and stylish spring cover that will grace any technology with a feel of nature.

To Spring by William Blake



O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down

Through the clear windows of the morning, turn

Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,

Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!

The hills tell one another, and the listening

Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d

Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth

And let thy holy feet visit our clime!

Come o’er the eastern hills, and let our winds

Kiss thy perfumèd garments; let us taste

Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls

Upon our lovesick land that mourns for thee.

O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour

Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put

Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,

Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.

Magnolia Blooming Into Life In Spring!

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In the winter our magnolia tree has bare branches. In the spring she bursts in to life, not with leaf buds but with buds of soft pink opening up to huge beautiful blooms.

As the blooms fade over the course of a few weeks then we get the leaves. The blooms are short lived but oh so worth waiting for and enjoying while they are here.

Sometimes we just admire, other times I will take a single bloom and place it in a dish of water where it makes a wonderful table center piece.

Here is a close up of a cluster of blooms.

Springwatch - Watch the Springwatch video for sights and sounds of new life in Spring.

Sights and sounds from UK nature in the Springtime, watching nature as it goes about its springtime habits.

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.

Nadine Stair

Beautiful Iris Spring Flower

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Iris Flower

We love this gorgeous iris spring flower and look forward to her appearance each late spring.

Its deep coloured blooms and intricate design make me wonder at nature and how amazing she is.

This flower is so gorgeous and I am now making an effort to grow more of them for the late spring colour and beauty

Gardening With Wildlife In MInd


If you like gardening and wildlife we would Love to see you down at


Diary Of A Wild Country Garden Facebook Page

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,

Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Lao Tzu

© 2008 RaintreeAnnie

What Do You Like About Spring?

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      RaintreeAnnie 2 years ago from UK

      I agree GiftsByDiana Lilac blooms are simply gorgeous. I love the look and the scent :) Thank you for visiting

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 2 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      I love when the lilacs bloom :)

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      I love Spring for its rich abundance of new life (flowers, trees, birds, baby animals, butterflies, etc) and warm, sunny days.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I love your magnolias! Like you, Spring is my renewal season and I have been so ready for its arrival this year.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      My favorite part of spring is the return of the migratory ducks and mergansers, blue heron and osprey to my pond. And I love the bloom of lilacs.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      More daylight, flowers blooming, and the planting of gardens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      I do love spring and I am always so ready to see the beautiful spring flowers, wildlife and the warmer weather.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The perfect lens to read on the first day of spring. I only wish that it actually looked like spring here today. We're still waiting for our snowbanks to start melting but instead today I woke up and it was snowing again. Will it ever get here this year? Beautiful photographs!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Love your Spring photographs, especially the magnolias. Ours are just coming out now here in the South. :) I clicked Other in reasons to like Spring. My reason is the start of Baseball Season! Happy First Day of Spring!

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      Brian Stephens 3 years ago from France

      Vivaldi's Four Seasons is one of my favourite classical pieces of music and Spring in particular is very uplifting. Nice lens.

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      Spring has always and will always be my most favorite time of year. I love the warmth, the sunshine, and most of all -the renewal of life.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      My only complaint about spring is that it never seems to last long enough.

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      What a fabulous Lens you've created. I love the new age music and the poetry you've chosen and your pictures made me smile. So glad Spring is here (sort of) in the UK!

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      lilymom24 4 years ago

      I love spring too and enjoyed the pictures in this lens. Especially the poppies. I live in a cool climate so we won't be seeing spring flowers for a few weeks yet. Can't wait! =)

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Great lens. My favorite time of year.

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Thank for sharing Springtime? SquidAngel Blessed! ;-)

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      Spring is a great season, and you've covered all the reasons why!

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      Cindy 4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      I love Spring too and chose this page for the Spring quest! I can't wait for the birds, flowers, green, gardens, longer and warmer days.... any day now! Blessed. xoxo

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      I like Spring because of things are beginning to grow. This is a beautiful lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons for sure - I love a sunny day but not too hot or cold

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love the flowers of spring. Daffodils, daylilies and tulips are my favorite.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Spring represents a new beginning. :) Your personal photos are beautiful!

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love experiencing different seasons. Spring is great because it's something to look forward to as everything comes back to life (so to speak). All the greenery, longer daylight and of course, warmer weather. Wishing you a wonderful spring ~ stay blessed! :)

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      Think the Wordwinder might had say it - thanks

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love spring the most, summer second, fall third and winter - i can do without.

      thank you for sharing.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      A riot of colors; the air, fragrance imbued;

      On tree branches, birds that melodiously sing;

      The gods would want to fashion their heavens so,

      If they would only experience a day in spring.

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      JimDickens 5 years ago

      The newness, the promise and the regeneration

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Spring is so beautiful, i love Spring

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      Funny_Beekeeper 5 years ago

      Spring is my favorite season of year, becouse I can really feel how the nature is waking up. But sometimes I have problems as I get tired too often..well it's spring time ;)

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      I love the spring time, my garden starts to wake up, it's brill. With thanks and appreciation for a very lovely article. Cathi x

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      InSearchOf LM 5 years ago

      I share your feelings about Spring and you have some really great pictures of new life in Spring. Thank you for sharing.

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      I love all the seasons, but spring is very special. To see life spring back into this dead world after winter is awe inspiring. Blessed.

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I look forward to the change in seasons after a rainy winter. It's wonderful to see the spring flowers starting to bloom.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      It's the most beautiful season here. We have blossoms and flowers to enjoy for weeks. I have a magnolia tree in my yard too!

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      MagpieNest 6 years ago

      Everytime we go outdoors my boys pick buttercups and daisies for me. I'm enjoying Spring.

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      RaintreeAnnie 6 years ago from UK

      @ZenandChic: Thank you for the blessing and also for including it in your poetry review lens I do appreciate that :)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Blessing this lens and putting it on my poetry review lens!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love Spring too!

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago

      I like spring and I love magnolia.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i luv spring so much that in spring i miss my school days and go to san diego. wow, so nice .it feels muuuuah

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I love springtime also, actually I adore that time of the year.

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Very pretty pictures. Some of our magnolias look just like that picture -- a few have gone into full bloom. We're a bit ahead of most of the country spring-wise. Lensrolled to "Step Into Seattle: Spring".

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I love everything about Spring. It is my favortie season. This is a beautiful lens. Thanks for sharing. Love your photo of the mare and foal.

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      RaintreeAnnie 8 years ago from UK

      [in reply to LaraineRose]

      Hi LaraineRose,

      I inherited spring poppies, as they were called from the late elderly couple who used to live next door to us. I have red and yellow tulips too, can't remember if I took any photos of them this spring. I will have a look and put them on the lens too. Yes I would love to visit your Tulip lens. Thankyou for your lovely comment:)

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi, Beautiful lens. Do you call tulips .. Spring Poppies? Hey, that's sort of cute. I have a lens you will probably like. All about Tulip Town. Lots of 'Spring Poppies' there. 5*s for this really nice lens!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Very nice lens, 5*****. Yesterday we went for a walk in the New Forest. Heard cuckoos, the Magnolia was in bloom, Rhododendrons about to come out, Gorse fully out in bright yellow, and we also happened upon about 30 deer, including 2 white ones. I love the springtime, the flowers and blossoms are beautiful.

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      Great 5* lens. I've been in our garden this morning, the first daffodils are showing and the yellow primroses are virtually out, the buds are on the bushes and trees - perfect! I'm in the south west of England and it's lovely at this time of year.

      Mike.

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      RaintreeAnnie 8 years ago from UK

      Thank you Graceonline for your beautiful comments and your lovely reflections of Spring :) I appreciate that.

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      Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

      P.S. Meant to say that I love this lens and gave its very first five stars. The poetry is a lovely reminder how beautiful language can be, how it transports and evokes. The images are stellar. Thank you so much for building this lens.

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      Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

      Fresh air after the rain, the particular bright greeny-yellow glow of shooting sprouts and budding leaves, surging purple and yellow tips of crocuses through the icy soil, daffodils, red Emporer tulips. Lilacs! Oh, the air scented with English violets and lilacs in every shade and tint of purple. Children's voices lilting from the schoolyard. Robins and baby geese. Thundershowers and dark, glowering clouds, followed by winds that take the breath from your nostrils. Rainbows and hot sun drying everything out except the puddles that are still fun to stomp. Orchards radiating pink, purple and white light so brilliant you can hardly bear to look. Don't get me started. Oh. I guess you did. ;o)