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Nostalgic Projection of Spring Soon to Come – Part I

Snow is still clinging to the shadowy areas of our yard. But the first snowdrops appeared, the catkins are ready to explode and send out their clouds of pollen, and the tiny red hazelnut flowers are showing that Spring is knocking on our doors. All these early signs have a profound effect on me. I cannot wait for the wildflowers to bloom again and give our present somewhat drab landscape a colourful new dress. Digging in my archives, I found photos of wildflowers, the ubiquitous dandelion, the wild strawberry flower, the Alberta rose, the wild sweet peas and the Sulphur Cinquefoil. Enjoy.

29 comments

  1. Edda · March 24

    Wie schön,der Frühling kommt..😉Und die Blüten passen doch wunderbar zu diesem Tag heute ,Peter..Happy Birthday nochmal von uns!!!!!🙋
    Edda

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Vielen Dank, liebe Edda! Eine Mail zu euch kommt bald. Wir haben lauter gute Nachrichten und viel Grund, dankbar zu sein.

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  2. Amy · March 24

    I also am so ready for spring. Having been in Florida where there are colors everywhere, it’s hard to return to the brown and grays of New England in winter.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Oh yes. Winter can be a drag in the northern parts of America. There are few oases on the southern tip of Vancouver Island where people go golfing in December and flowers are blooming as early as February.

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  3. Labby · March 24

    Hallo Peter, da hast du eine schöne Wildblumensammlung für uns ausgegraben. Vielen Dank. Herrliche Fotos. Da freut man sich auf den Frühling. Liebe Grüße Wolfgang

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Danke, lieber Wolfgang! So ein Archiv ist doch etwas Erfreuliches wenn die Tage noch kalt und grau sind.

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  4. Pit · March 24

    Beautiful pictures, Peter. Here in our garden, two trees are blossoming, but we are still waiting for te wildflowers.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      You are definitely ahead of us having blossoming trees in your garden, Robert.

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  5. shoreacres · March 24

    Every one of these is a gem. I had to stop and think about your strawberry flower. I thought ours were yellow. The answer to that is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Our wild strawberry blossoms are white, but there’s a mock strawberry (also edible) that has a yellow flower. They’re both pretty!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      There is beauty in simplicity as portrayed by the wild strawberry flower. Thank you for your kind comment, Linda!

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · March 24

    Is it your birthday, Peter! Let me wish you many happy returns!

    That’s the beauty of spring, the flowers emerging and then the leaves on the trees, it seems a miracle to me every year. There are things going on in my garden as well now, especially irises and crocus.

    Spring greetings from Denmark to you and Biene!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Tjank you for your birthday wishes, Birgit! We had quite a few sunny days and above zero temperatures. But our wildflowers cannot be fooled. They know best unlike we humans when their time has come.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · March 25

        The last three days it was very springlike here. In my eyes for the first time this year. I even started planting and cleaning up in the garden.

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  7. cindy knoke · March 24

    Lovely captures!

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  8. GP · March 24

    Spring is certainly busting out all over in British Columbia, eh Peter?!! Wonderful!

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  9. Pure Glory · March 24

    Thank you, Peter, from sharing your files of Spring flowers in the past. They have so much color! They certainly brighten up the day. Here in Alaska, it has been snowing everyday for at least a week. Lots of snow for the snow sports! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. crowcanyonjournal · March 24

    Beautiful flowers, Peter!

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  11. kopfundgestalt · March 25

    Die archivfotos sind klasse.
    Einige kannte ich und meine Frau mit deutschem Namen.
    Bei euch dauert es noch, bei uns ist es fast eine explosion, praktisch von einem Tag auf den anderen.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Ja, es ist gut manchmal in den Archiven herumzustöbern. Die Frühlingsbilder sind ein Trost, wenn die Welt noch grau und farblos ist.

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  12. Steve Gingold · March 25

    I am eager to see these beauties again too, Peter. Those are some nice anticipatory images.

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  13. Robert Parker · March 25

    Very glad to see these beautiful shots, Peter, I’m impatient for spring and colors, too!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 25

      Thank you, Robert! When the world is grey and depressing, I turn to my archives. There is always something that will cheer me up.

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  14. PlantsandBeyond · April 6

    Phenominal, how in the world do you do this, Peter?

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