Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

In Search for a Sign of Spring

Spring equinox has come and gone, and there is still snow on the ground. In my desperate search for a sign of the elusive Spring, I resorted to all kinds of tricks. Looking for animals, which read Nature’s sign posts much better than we humans can, I discovered the geese pair on the bare patches down at the Fauquier golf course and a robin on our yard pulling out from softening ground the very first earthworm. Taking a shot of the acorn I felt a little bit like I was cheating, since an acorn is a nut maturing in the fall. But it falls to the ground only in the spring to bring forth another tree. Surely. the crocus vigorously pushing through layers of leaves is a sign of spring For the hazelnut flower I had to set my macro setting to less than one cm to capture one of the tiniest flowers in the plant world. Enjoy!

Geese
When will Spring finally come? –  I guess, when the snow will be gone.
hazel nut
Hazelnut Flower
Robin
Robin looking for an Earthworm
acorn
Acorn ready to pop out
Crocus
How does the tender crocus manage to push through the leaves?

23 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake”

  1. Schöne Fotos zeigst du uns, Peter, mich beeindruckt auch Jahr für Jahr wie die weichen Sprossen der Blumen sich durch dichtes Laub bohren…
    herzliche Grüße, Ulli

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    1. Liebe Ulli, ich habe die Sache ein wenig genauer untersucht und fand, dass zuerst eine schwertähnliche grüne Spitze einen Weg bahnt, um für die Blüte Platz zu schaffen. Wahrlich ein Wunder der Natur!

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  2. All photos are lovely, Peter. But the last one is my favorite one. Welcoming spring always looks like a magic moment for me, particularly when I saw the little flower comes up from the green grass for the very first time. Considering I’m coming from tropical country, where the changing season is not so obvious.

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  3. I love your photos, Peter. Each and every one is a wonderful sign of life itself. Strength through tenderness and a comforting indication of what’s to come. Warmth, sunshine, growth and nourishment. I hope spring brings you plenty of power and healthy energy so that you can recuperate from your radiation treatments this winter.
    Sending you lots of love and fairy dust from Cley with a big hug,
    Dina and the rest of the gang Xx

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    1. Oh, Dina, your comment gave me a big boost today. Thank you so much you FOUR for all kind words and concern regarding my health! They are truly appreciated. I am feeling so much better already.

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