Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The front door to springtime

I’ve  been at a loss for words lately and apologize for that. I’m hoping that these few images taken over the weekend will suffice for now. I have not been a good blogger this year but rest assured, I’m still here, and I’m going to keep on keeping on.

 

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It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

 

 

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The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.

~Julian Grenfell

 

 

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"Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade."
-
Charles Dickens

 

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The front door to springtime is a photographer's best friend. ~Terri Guillemets

 

Say hello, George.

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Hello.

 

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39 comments:

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos ! Spring took it's time getting here for us but it has sprung and I am getting out there with camera in hand as much as possible and loving every minuet of it ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good evening !

Debbie From Illinois said...

Thanks for sharing your Spring with us!

beth said...

if you've been a bad blogger than i've been a bad blogger, too.....

hopefully warm weather {that stays} will give us our words back :)

or wine, wine gives me words....not always the best ones....LOL....but sometimes it gives me a headache :(
xo

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Mark Twain and Charles Dickens had it right.

Oh, and wine always gives me a headache too, Beth.


Low Tide High Style said...

Hello sweet George! And I'm so jealous of those gorgeous violets.

Kat

Caroline said...

I need Spring to come to Chicago... Lovely photos!

Deb Colarossi said...

You? are loved . no conditions.

JC said...

Spring had me sitting out back with the girls, enjoying the nice sunshine.

And, I follow it until it's too shady and then I go in.

Pets to George,
JC

Hilary said...

The great thing about blogger followers, in my opinion, is that if you are gone for a while, for whatever reason, no one gets mad or anything....they are just happy when you come back.
And we are happy to see you.

Cloudia said...

I confess to feeling the same. I know! Good photos & quotes!

Aloha ha

Em Parkinson said...

I love that feeder - so pretty. I'm having huge internet problems at the moment so haven't been visiting very much. Hope you're doing okay Kate. x

The Weaver of Grass said...

I didn't know that Dickens quote - I love it - it is so true. And, by the way, I can almost smell that lilac.

Kerri said...

Love this look at Spring!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Hello George. :) Lovely blooms and I almost bought that bird feeder.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Hello, hello, my most favorite Border Collie in the world!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

You are a brilliant blogger. Just because it isn't as often as in the past doesn't make it any less brilliant. And we all still love you and clamor after you...can't you hear us? :)

xo Beautiful images, as always.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are wonderful, Kate.
I especially love the tones in the second one.

Daryl said...

hello george!!!!!

andy said...

Great photos !!!! Have a great day

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Russell said...

Enjoyed stopping by and seeing that spring is coming to your world.

Here in Iowa it has been very cold and wet but this weekend it is supposed to be sunny and warm -- finally.

George is still a great looking dog! Enjoy the photographs of spring!

Sally Crowe said...

Beautiful photo's. Happy Spring. :)

Jeanne Walker said...

Everyone has their days of quite reflection and solitude. I love the photos, as usual, and all the quotes, especially the one from Charles Dickens. And hello back at ya, George! Be sure to give your mommy lots of love and kisses!

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Crystal Jigsaw said...

George is so photogenic, he must be so used to you taking his photo now that he just goes into doggie pose!!

Hope you're doing well.
CJ x

Cindy said...

Lovely photos and quotes. George looks awesome. Hi George.

Andi said...

You have lilac flowers already?? Lucky you!?

Mental P Mama said...

Ahhhhhhh

Bluebird49 said...

You always find the nicest quotes to make up for your own loss of words. So generous of you to still share those with your pictures; when your own words come back, we are always glad!

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Nancy said...

Well we all blog when we can, right.....

Great photographs; so glad spring is finally here..

sharon said...

love your bird feeder. and hello to George!

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Jill of All Trades said...

No apology. I've been at a loss too to find the words. I love the pictures though. Carla

Mary said...

LOVE all your beautiful photos and the accompanying quotes! I have just realized that I've been blogging since 2007. I think you have, too. It's a wonder we can think of anything at all to say... I'm not a terribly loquacious person to begin with. lol xoxo