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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Spring flowers

Four degrees at 8:30am, and later sunny and warm enough to walk around without a coat and eat lunch outdoors.

The snow has gone ... let's hope until at least next November, and we can get on with the business of the month, which is watching little things grow.


Periwinkle clinging to the living rock beside the sentiero that leads up to Carmine Superiore.
As Gertrude S. Wister once wrote, "The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size".


For more close-ups of flowers, visit Macro Flower Pictures.

16 comments:

Karin said...

Oh, that quote is so true! Love the little periwinkles! So delicate and that blue is my fav blue!

Joy said...

Looks like the beginning of a beautiful spring. Glad your snow is gone for now.
♥ Joy

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Lovely, and what a great quote. I have some tiny snowdrops just poking up in my backyard...if the rabbits don't eat them I'll photograph them tomorrow. :-)

RennyBA's Terella said...

Thanks for the proof of the spring will come this year too. You are way ahead of us as we in Norway, we still have plenty of snow :-)

Btw: Thanks for the visit and for follow at Google Followers!

Happy weekend to you :-)

Bossy Betty said...

Another lovely picture! I am getting a sense of the place you live through your pictures and I like it!

LadyFi said...

Ah, what bliss! Snow flurries here yesterday and minus 12 C this morning.

PiNG aka Patti said...

I just discovered that my tulips are all sprouting - spring truly is coming!

Woodman said...

Above 10c in the shade and a sunny forecast for mothers day. Like the picture, very nice to see some colour at last.

Sarah said...

Do we think the snow has gone for good ?

Please say yes, I need some spring springing into life.

Not so much as a leaf let alone a flower here in the bowl.

Carol said...

Spring has indeed sprung :-) (It's been a long time coming!!)

C x

Maia said...

Your lovely little blue flower brings a ray of sunshine in my heart to. I hope spring will come to us too soon. This year winter just don't want to leave us and shakes his beard every day a little bit.
Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday, thanks for joining and for the lovely words.
Have a nice weekend!

LegalMist said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been clicking around yours -- fascinating! I just had to "follow" (I'm at the very end, 'cause I have a little anonymous avatar instead of an actual photo or anything creative).

I've always wanted to see Italy. Now I can live vicariously...

Blessing Reflections said...

I love blue flower!

Petit Eyekiss said...

Your pretty little blue flower says: Spring is in the air!

leavesnbloom said...

Lovely little periwinkle flower. Its a plant I love having in flower during early spring when there is little else growing - but this year even my periwinkle isn't in flower yet. We are 3 weeks behind in Spring this year compared to last year in Scotland. Btw Its Mother's Day in the UK today so Happy Mother's Day to you........ even though you probably don't celebrate it in Italy until May time.

Ron Cooper said...

I like your quote about the flowers. Yes, these colorful beauties pack a lot of punch for their diminutive size!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Spring flowers

Four degrees at 8:30am, and later sunny and warm enough to walk around without a coat and eat lunch outdoors.

The snow has gone ... let's hope until at least next November, and we can get on with the business of the month, which is watching little things grow.


Periwinkle clinging to the living rock beside the sentiero that leads up to Carmine Superiore.
As Gertrude S. Wister once wrote, "The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size".


For more close-ups of flowers, visit Macro Flower Pictures.

16 comments:

Karin said...

Oh, that quote is so true! Love the little periwinkles! So delicate and that blue is my fav blue!

Joy said...

Looks like the beginning of a beautiful spring. Glad your snow is gone for now.
♥ Joy

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Lovely, and what a great quote. I have some tiny snowdrops just poking up in my backyard...if the rabbits don't eat them I'll photograph them tomorrow. :-)

RennyBA's Terella said...

Thanks for the proof of the spring will come this year too. You are way ahead of us as we in Norway, we still have plenty of snow :-)

Btw: Thanks for the visit and for follow at Google Followers!

Happy weekend to you :-)

Bossy Betty said...

Another lovely picture! I am getting a sense of the place you live through your pictures and I like it!

LadyFi said...

Ah, what bliss! Snow flurries here yesterday and minus 12 C this morning.

PiNG aka Patti said...

I just discovered that my tulips are all sprouting - spring truly is coming!

Woodman said...

Above 10c in the shade and a sunny forecast for mothers day. Like the picture, very nice to see some colour at last.

Sarah said...

Do we think the snow has gone for good ?

Please say yes, I need some spring springing into life.

Not so much as a leaf let alone a flower here in the bowl.

Carol said...

Spring has indeed sprung :-) (It's been a long time coming!!)

C x

Maia said...

Your lovely little blue flower brings a ray of sunshine in my heart to. I hope spring will come to us too soon. This year winter just don't want to leave us and shakes his beard every day a little bit.
Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday, thanks for joining and for the lovely words.
Have a nice weekend!

LegalMist said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been clicking around yours -- fascinating! I just had to "follow" (I'm at the very end, 'cause I have a little anonymous avatar instead of an actual photo or anything creative).

I've always wanted to see Italy. Now I can live vicariously...

Blessing Reflections said...

I love blue flower!

Petit Eyekiss said...

Your pretty little blue flower says: Spring is in the air!

leavesnbloom said...

Lovely little periwinkle flower. Its a plant I love having in flower during early spring when there is little else growing - but this year even my periwinkle isn't in flower yet. We are 3 weeks behind in Spring this year compared to last year in Scotland. Btw Its Mother's Day in the UK today so Happy Mother's Day to you........ even though you probably don't celebrate it in Italy until May time.

Ron Cooper said...

I like your quote about the flowers. Yes, these colorful beauties pack a lot of punch for their diminutive size!