9 Apr 2009

Kevään esiinmarssi ... The strides of spring

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Ihmeellistä ajatella, että vielä viime viikolla tuntui kovin talviselta.
Strange to think that only last week it still felt quite wintery.


Jäätön kanava ... An icefree channel


Omenankukan nuppu ... A bud of an apple blossom


Joo vanha lehtihän siinä on vaan kyllä ne uudet on tulollaan ... Okay there's an old leaf but the new ones are already budding


Ensimmäiset luonnonkukat, Leskenlehti


The first wild flowers, Coltsfoot


Pajut ei ihan vielä kuki ... The willow does not quite yet flower


Ei tietoa tämän pensaan nimestä mutta väri on ihana ... Don't know the name of this shrub but the colour is wonderful


Sammaleet kukkii ... Flowering moss


Uutta vihreätä alkanut kasvamaan ... New green growth showing up


Täynnä emikukintoja (Tervaleppä?) ... Full of catcins (Common Alder?)


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23 comments:

George said...

Very beautiful pictures of the signs of Spring. Thanks for sharing these with us.

hpy said...

Kun kevat tulee Suomen leveysasteille se nakyy aivan toisella tavalla kuin meilla. Tietysti meillakin on vihreata, ja kukkii, mutta meilla nurmikot ovat vihreat ympari vuoden, joten sita eroa ei huomaa aivan samalla tavalla.

Guy D said...

Spring is here, great captures, I loved looking through all of them

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Me and my puppies said...

Beautiful spring series

prkl said...

Ou jee. Etelässä on metriset lehdet jo palmuissa, näköjään. Tai ainakin leskenlehteä jo pukkaa, ei täällä pohjoisessa. Hyvää pääsiäistä!

Rune said...

Finally, there are some spring out. Pretty pictures! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't spring wonderful? I hope it stays warm for you. Winter tricked me and came back to Canada. Luckily it's now gone and spring is back to melt the snow.

Very nice photos of emerging spring!

Viennadaily said...

Slowly we get to see blue skies! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Taj_maan said...

Ah beautiful spring photographs! Happy SWF!

Mojo said...

Definitely spring is headed your way! We're a little ahead of you being this far south though.

And actually my moon was from January, though I probably could have taken a similar shot last night. Might do that later tonight actually.

Bryan said...

Beautiful photos! I imagine that you are very ready for Spring.

I really like the third photo because of the way the hanging leaf and the refracting water drop are arranged so that their bottoms almost lie on the same plane. And there's also the concept of old vs. new with the leaf and buds, and how the water is liquid now instead of ice, again signaling the coming of spring.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Great pictures of the signs of Spring in Finland... WOW---love seeing your pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Winter is gone, spring buds here we come. Your photos are so clear and sharp.

aurinkoinen blogi =) said...

tosi kauniita kuvia :)
etenkii tuo leskenlehti kuvat!!
mukavaa pääsiäis viikonloppua :)

Zilga said...

Joutuin kevät tulee, kun ilma vähän lämpenee ja leskenlehti on ensimmäisiä kukkia, jotka tulevat tervehtimään meitä.
Minunkin seinänvierustalla näkyy ensimmäåisiä tulppaaninalkuja, pieniä ja hentoja vielä, mutta näkyy :)

Carrizo said...

Hi Tarolino.

Great shots all of Your photos. It is interesting to see how beautiful You see our world.

I prefer all of Your photos, but mostly, that rose shrub.

Regards.

Inkivääri said...

IHania kevään merkkejä ja kirkas taivas! Meille oli satanut yöllä lunta - toivottavasti vanhojen sanat pitävät paikkansa eli uusi lumi vanhan surma...

Deslilas said...

Kanukka suomeksi ?
Or redd osier dogwood in English.

Michele said...

Hello Tarolino!
Such wonderful images of Spring, isn't is fantastic that the snow is melting and that new life appears? I love the willows, they are my favorite!

Arija said...

How wonderful that spring has finally arrived for you. Thank you for posting the coltsfoot which was always the first to flower in Latvia too when I was little and is one of the many wildflowers I miss in Australia.

Judy said...

I also thought the red bush was osier dogwood - I have one in the back yard that the birds planted, and I will keep for that lovely red bark! I find it odd that you still have snow, but the wildflowers are starting to bloom! The coltsfoot is just a perfect yellow colour! I can find half size wild strawberry leaves, and some violet leaves even smaller than that, but only the crocuses are blooming! I haven't uploaded my photos from this morning yet.

Pacey said...

Wow, these are lovely photos as usual. Not ever a single photo that isn't beautiful and yet you call me an ingenious photographer when you are that one who has great talent for this. I'm just your follower, hehehe...Thanks for being one of my constant visitors. Happy Easter.\!

VALKYRIEN said...

Nydelige vårbilder! Det er så deilig når disse knoppene spretter ut! Håper du har hatt en flott påskeferie, og at du viser deg litt på bloggen igjen! For jeg har en lite ting ventende, som er til deg, på bloggen min!

(Og jeg fikk tilslutt rotet meg til å endre innstillingene - så nå er det blitt litt annerledes hos meg!Takk for hjelpen!)