Spring Is Teasing Us Again

Daffodil Macro
Daffodil Macro, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)

snow melts into spring
and nature flaunts lavish costumes
flourishing blossoms

It seems like spring has been postponed for us again…and again.  Just when we think spring has finally arrived, it quickly withdraws, acquiescing to  snow.  This past Monday morning, we woke up to snow and cold temperatures, which will continue into Wednesday.

I took this photo exactly one year ago on April 17, 2012.  At that time, all of the daffodils were in full bloom and the tulips were just starting to bloom.  Right now, none of the daffodils have bloomed, although a few are close, and the tulips probably won’t start until next week.  The trees are only showing small hints of green, which will eventually turn into lush, full leaves.

So…we wait for spring…still…and then we will celebrate its real arrival.

This is also for the “Tagged” letter challenge letter “P” by Frizztext
(“P” is for Postponed and flower Pistil).

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61 responses to “Spring Is Teasing Us Again

  1. You’re not the only blog I follow in the US that mentions the many false starts of Spring. Every time someone posts that it (Spring) has arrived, they get more snow.

  2. I love this haiku, you are so good at them! 🙂

    And I love the way you have focussed on the inside of the flower making the actual petals slightly out of focus. .

    It has been the same here in the UK. Finally I think we have said goodbye to snow and cold temperatures, but everything is late flowering; they are still struggling to catch up with a season that should be well on its way by now. Xx

    • Thank you so much, Christine! Glad to hear spring may have finally arrived for you. A month into spring already, and we don’t have any blooms in our yard yet. But it will happen sooner or later.

  3. Yes, Winter has .. been hard on us and nature this year … so late over here too – but this week we had Spring … foggy mornings with warm sunny days. Just bring it on. Beautiful … photo. Happy Spring to you.

    • I do have fun with the macro lens, especially now that we will be seeing more flowers and insects soon. I rarely use a flash, and the times I did, the photo came out overexposed or just did not look decent at all. Thank you for your nice comment, Jim!

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  5. Yes, that is how our weather has been, too. But this week warmed up, the daffodils burst open, my forsythia is full and brilliant – ‘lavishly costumed’ as you so lyrically wrote – so worth waiting for! Perhaps spring just doesn’t want to take ‘her’ for granted … although I suspect the creative and most sensitive among us never do. Beautiful photograph and haiku to accompany it. XO

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