March 19, 2011

Stepping Into Spring.

Tomorrows Vernal Equinox signifies the definite return of the sun, while our night and day become equal in length. However, it also signals a true beginning of a new season.
The arrival of Spring is now absolutely imminent.

Even though the threat of flurries still defines the chilly air, in the precious moments when the wind settles down and the sun envelopes us in its brilliant, vernal shine, there is no doubt that Winter is ending.
The Ice Lady is truly on retreat and she prepares to pass over her reign to the younger season - the most glorious, pristine, fresh and delightful season of them all.

As I grow older, I have grown to almost adore Spring. It is the time of so much promise. A time of beautiful awakenings, when nature springs to life so very publicly, with changes which are so definite and so very obvious. At the onset of this blooming period, the miracle of birth, growth and renewal defines our nature while it emerges from her long winter slumber.

Currently my surroundings reflect this shift of seasons in no uncertain terms. The first suggestive signs can be spotted here and there, stressing subtly, yet so very firmly that the point of no return has been reached.

31 comments:

Snowbrush said...

You help me stay seasonally oriented, you know. Since the events happening around me don't always coincide so well with the events in the heavens, it's easy to forget their importance.

Matty said...

After a long and snowy winter here, I am more than ready for spring. Mother nature is teasing us right now. Days with sunshine and warmer weather, followed by downright bitter cold. Ah but yes, patience is a virtue and soon my favorite season will be here....summer.

ben said...

Its nice to see that u guys enjoy winter,spring n all ...but here its Summer !!!:(

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Kat_RN said...

Lovely collage. Spring is my favorite too. Summer is my least favorite but even it has it's good points.
How is Bat Cat?
Kat

GrandmaK said...

Spring is making her efforts to pop in here to0 Hoping the daffodils will soon be in full bloom in the back yard here! Lovely collage! Have a grand weekend! Cathy

Brian Miller said...

lovely pics...i really love spring as well...like a breath of fresh air...and this has been a particularly long winter that i ma looking forward to being beyond...the moon is supposed to be really big today too!

Myrna R. said...

I love Spring too. It seems to give me magnificent surge of energy that makes me want to clean and get rid of the old making way for new things, ideas, projects, etc. Spring just makes me happy.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Since The Ice Lady is retreating, even here... I so need to get outside and try to find some signs of change coming...

:-)

adrielleroyale said...

Oh I LOVE spring too - you've put it so beautifully that it promises new birth and fresh beginnings! My favorite is when all the trees have those bright green buds on them which brighten the whole earth!

Beautiful pictures, I hope you have a glorious weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Oh how I love that picture in the left corner at the start of your beautiful post.

Have a great weekend.

A Lady's Life said...

I love spring and rebirth as well.
I love the pussy willows and have to look out for them.
And I sure could use the ice Lady's retreat lol
Great post and lovely pictures :)

Indie.Tea said...

I love spring. It seems like most people love fall the most, but my favorite is and always has been spring. I love the bright tender green leaves, the delicate flowers, the abundance of fruit and produce, and the light and hope of it all...
Now if only it weren't raining through the Vernal Equinox here in California!

SandyCarlson said...

I am very excited about tomorrow, too. Your poem captures the sweet beauty of this new season.

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh, spring really is quite advanced where you are! We had new snow on Friday, but the sun is shining and I can feel some warmth.

Lovely shots of your world! I love the spring equinox.

Lynne said...

I think spring is full of anticipation.
I am so glad for you that Spring is on it's way.

Dan said...

I'm so glad Spring is finally arriving! It's lovely to feel some warmth from the sun at last.
Dan
-x-

Ms.Chief loves wigwams! said...

The face of Spring is slowly turning her sunny face towards us too, although we yet have to feel the warmth of her sun. After the equinox we will be able to feel her presence much more easily. May the sun shine upon your day, in your heart & with every breath & step may you feel Spring like :) Gorgeous photo's Dear Zuzana. Soon the bud's will bloom. Wonderful time for us all to release our cocoons of Winter.

Rajesh said...

Spring is beautiful. It is season for flowers.

Sukanya said...

yay!! Its spring time. And definitely time to expect lovely and colorful pics from the Zuzana's garden :) Always loved your clicks right from the budding plant to the shedding trees. Waiting to see more of all this :)

Cheers,
Sukanya

Hilary said...

Ah yes, it's finally here. I love your photos of tenders shoots, buds and blossoms. I knew I could count on you for that. ;)

Donna said...

Lovely photos, Zuzana. Happy Spring to you!

Hugs,
Donna

sprinkles said...

I was sooooooooooo excited for spring. But then yesterday it hailed and snowed and I thought, "Doesn't Mother Nature know it's spring? Winter is over and it's supposed to be warm now!" And then today, the first day of spring, the wind is super chilly. I can hear it whipping around as I sit in my warm house.

Hopefully Mother Nature will get her act together soon and warm everything up.

sprinkles said...

Oh, almost forgot!

I'm glad you and The Irishman are still friends. It makes it so much easier to part when you do it civilly.

I love his name!

Rustique Gal said...

Spring does inspire us to wax poetic. You have a lovely way of describing the sweet changes around you. And I love your photos and collages. Happy Spring, dear friend!
Sherry

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: All best to you and Batcat as warmer climes arrive! :)

Claus said...

Living in a country of "eternal Spring" has made me take for granted a continuous Spring. As you know, there is always green and flowers around, and sun most of the year with very few exceptions. The dry and the rainy seasons set the conditions of a year-round of amazing nature. And while I wish we could experience snow, I am grateful and feel lucky to always be surrounded by Spring :o)
Enjoy this pretty season my friend!

BLOG DO PROFEX said...

Reached a new season. I'm glad I know your blog. Big hug, Suzana!

Regina said...

Happy springtime!
xo

Zuzana said...

Snowbrush, Matty, ben (welcome), Kat, Cathy, Brian, Myrna, Amelia, adrielle, Elizabeth, Lady, Indie. Tea, Sandy, ladyfi, Lynne, Dan, P, Rajesh, Sukanya, Hilary, Dona, sprinkles, Sherry, Michael, Claudia, BDP (welcome) and Regina – so glad you all enjoyed this post that is a tribute to the most glorious season.
I love spring! Even though I do enjoy all the seasons – the vernal one, particularly as it becomes summer is my favourite time of the year.

Thank you all as always for your kind words and your precious visits.;)

Xoxo
Zuzana

Gal Friday said...

I see some "pussy willow" branches in one of your images in the collage. I picked some from near a stream when I walked my dog last weekend. :-)
I don't have the same enthusiasm about "early" spring as you do, and I should try harder to emulate your optimistic nature about it. Early spring(March and April)here can still be cold and barren. May is when everything erupts, it seems. But, it IS during these early days that everything is slowly unfolding and preparing for growth. And, you are so right in how you say "there is no turning back".

Zuzana said...

Dear Tina, I know what you mean about early spring, it can still be very elusive. However it holds so much promise and I have over the years grown to love the expectations of something much more than the event itself.;)
Hope spring will come early to you this year.
Thank you so much for stopping by.;)
xoxo