Friday, April 5, 2013

Finally ... Spring.

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(For the background of Spring banner above and this photo, I applied Life-n-Reflection's Dust Cloud texture.)


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(textured with Kim Klassen's Laura texture.)

It looks like we may finally get spring in the Northeast after all. Finally, just yesterday, we saw a break from freezing temperatures. After a chilly start in the 20s, the thermometer climbed to 50 degrees. And they tell us that by Monday and Tuesday of this coming week, we should be pushing close to 70! It's like medicine to my soul!! I can't tell you how happy I will be to see green grass and budding trees and flowers once again, to go outside and not tighten up to brace myself against the bitter winds. This winter was brutal and felt like it would never come to an end. 

I took a break from my blog last week ... it was my birthday, and it was a big one. Yes, I turned 40, wow. I have to say the number caused me to reflect quite a bit and really think about life, but my husband planned the most absolutely perfect trip for our family which made the actual day (and week) totally amazing. We journeyed (with our girls) to San Francisco for a couple days, then drove the Pacific Coast Highway over two days down to L.A. where we spent the final 2-1/2 days of our getaway. It's been a dream of mine to see the Golden Gate Bridge since I was in 6th grade and he made that dream come true. It was spectacular. Be sure to check back next week, I will be posting some photos of our trip. But for now, here is a photo I snapped along the Pacific Coast. I captured a bit of the rocky coastline as well as this beautiful bright yellow flowering plant. It was most likely a weed, but a welcome sign of Spring, nonetheless. 

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Today marks the start of the Nurture Photography Spring Challenge with Kristy of Live and Love Outloud, Rebecca of Bumbles & Light and Alicia of Project Alicia. Stop by and link up with them and keep an eye out for great photography tips. I'm also linking up at The Long Road to China for Favorite Photo Friday and Serendipity is Sweet for Friday Photo Journal. 

Happy Friday!

xo,
tish
the long roadFriday Photo JournalNurture Photography Challenge - Spring 2013 Edition

35 comments:

  1. Hooray for Spring..FINALLY

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  2. We still have mounds of snow on the ground, though temps have been above freezing, so that is the shining light right now! I will take what I can get! Hope you had a happy birthday!

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  3. Beautiful beautiful- I know you are so happy to have some spring color around you.

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  4. Mary Gene AtwoodApril 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Lovely processing and the hope of spring!

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  5. So pretty and delicate! I love daffodils in vases!

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  6. Tiaras & TantrumsApril 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    happy 40th! - and yes, the sun does makes one's heart happy!

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  7. Pretty! love the textures.

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  8. Kimberly CunninghamApril 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    These are so elegant! Happy Birthday to you! Looked like an amazing trip!

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  9. wow, thank you Kim! and thank you for the birthday wishes. it truly was amazing!! we're still thinking and talking about it!

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  10. Thank you Diane! It's fun to work with textures and see how they can change up a photo.

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  11. thank you so very much!! yes, the sun and warmer temps truly make me feel alive once again.

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  12. thank you Tamar. I just love daffodils and look forward to them so much in the spring!

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  13. Serendipity is SweetApril 5, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Beautiful images Tish! I am so glad you had an amazing trip! Three cheers for your hubbie :) 40 is tough. I'm right behind you. I'll be 40 in July. I'm not looking forward to it. I know a lot of women say the 40s are the best because they know who they are and what they want. If just feels so .... half way, lol.


    Happy birthday!

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  14. Hearing that spring has made it's way to you brings such a big smile to my face. I'm sincerely happy for you. I know how desperately you've wanted it. You've managed some beautiful captures for yellow. I really love both of your daffodil shots but that last one really speaks to me as well. Beautiful. Happy Belated. I'm so glad you got to get away and have such a special birthday with your family. Have a lovely weekend, friend!

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  15. i think you have amazing photos....

    way to grab that theme and run with it :)

    http://jumpin-beans.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-is-your-favorite.html

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  16. okay, i know i commented... beautiful photos )

    http://jumpin-beans.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-is-your-favorite.html

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  17. Beautiful photos and happy belated birthday!

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  18. aww, you are so kind!! i have been desperate for spring, that's for sure!! it's still a bit nippy, but so good to see kids beginning to play outside once again as well as see people out starting to do some yard work, etc. I'm so glad you enjoyed that last shot. It's not a spectacular shot, but there seems to be a lot of beauty in the simplicity of it. I know how you love nature! And thank you for the birthday wishes. I feel truly blessed. :)

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  19. thank you! i enjoy playing around with textures now and then! and yes, i couldn't be happier to see spring!

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  20. thank you so much Gina! I am truly happy to see any and all signs of spring!!!

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  21. emily, i am so sorry to hear about all the snow you still have. i thought our spring was taking a long time to show. :( it is a start to see temps above freezing. we just emerged from freezing temps ourselves. hang on ... it will come. wish i could share our temps with you.

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  22. You're very welcome! I hope you had a great one!

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  23. These are gorgeous Tish, love the texture work!

    Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge :)

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  24. thank you Rebecca! it's fun changing photos up now and then!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! What a great thing to give yourself the present of time. No deadlines, no rush, and a way to slow down a bit. I adore spring, and am grateful for every sign, even if it is a weed;)

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  26. Melissa, thank you!! Yes, I am still thanking him!! He planned an absolutely perfect trip!! It did seem to take my mind off the age. I still try not to think about it ... halfway is one way to describe it. eek. Enjoy the rest of your 39th year. haha

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  27. Wow, Kim, thank you! and thank you for the birthday wishes. it was indeed an amazing trip! one i won't soon forget!

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  28. What a great way to celebrate your birthday! It sounds like a lovely time. Great photo of the coast!

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