May 15, 2011

Vernal Culmination.

As the second season reaches its peak, my surroundings are now saturated with the colour of vibrant bloom, mixed with that delicate soft green of young foliage, making me at all times stand back in awe and admiration. I try to hold onto these moments in time, with all my senses and my perception, knowing that they are so very fleeting an elusive.

Late spring of the North is magical at the best. It signifies the onset of the absolute best that nature here has to offer. Brilliance of platinum sunshine, turning into stunning sunsets and sunrises, that alternately set the sky on fire or submerge it into a silvery mist. The onset of extensive light evenings, the tender yet fervent bloom and the softness and the fresh scent of the air - it all holds an aura of endless enchantment.

Ultimately, spring brings about a collective atmosphere of happiness and joy, as nature awakens once gain. It reminds us of the continuum that is the circle of life -  that one single constant in the chaotic existence of humanity.

30 comments :

ladyfi said...

You're so right - about the circle of life being a constant, albeit a changing one...

Lovely spring photos!

Bossy Betty said...

How blessed we are to have these seasons and the colors they bring!

Susan Deborah said...

I am glad that Norway is in its splendour and that is enveloping your senses.

And with that special someone, colour and flowers are always welcome (winks).

I wish you a beautiful week ahead with scent of flowers and the vibrancy of colours.

Joy always,
Susan

GYPSYWOMAN said...

you are surrounded by such beauty there - and i think we all are, regardless of our geographical location - like life itself, it is what we make of it - but yours is truly a magnificently beautiful country - and i'm so happy you share these wonderful images with all of us!!! have a great weekend!

steviewren said...

I believe every person who lives within the world of seasonal change welcomes Spring with much happiness, but I wonder if those of you who've just emerged from the dark of winter don't enjoy it more than the rest of us.

I hope I can visit Scandinavia one day. If I get the opportunity, I would choose to come in either late Spring or early Summer. Your descriptions of the light and sky in those months have had a profound influence on that decision.

Brian Miller said...

ah the beauty and colour of spring...how can you not be filled with joy...the hope of new birth....what lovely flowers you have...

Myrna R. said...

It's wonderful how you focus on the transformation of nature around you. The flowers are beautiful, not unlike your spirit.

Colleen said...

Zuzana, are those beautiful blooms from you garden? How very very very lovely! I have to agree with you, late spring here is unlike anything else...I didn't even begin to experience anything like it in Canada...
Here it is magic!
Your description is so poetic and tranquil. My hope for you is that this spring is a time of beautiful renewal in your own heart as well. Take care my friend.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

We are lucky enough to experience such a beauty. Mind you in other parts of the world they don't have the same opportunity...

adrielleroyale said...

Oh what a beautiful collage! The azure sky is the perfect background for the bright blooms of the earth's bountiful life! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday Zuzanna! As you are probably doing, I am going to go outside today and attempt to capture the beauty of the day with my camera! <3

Betsy said...

Yes, lovely! Nugget would love to munch on those dandelions! :)
We've had so much rain that it's making it a little hard to enjoy the blooms!

A Lady's Life said...

Yes this is a perfect time of year to begin to enjoy rebirth. Colors are exploding every where.
:)

Margie said...

The beauty of spring!
How wonderfully it's captured in your beautiful collage of flowers!
Just lovely, Zuzana.
Thank you for sharing!
Loved it!

Margie xo

sprinkles said...

It's finally showing signs of spring in my neighborhood. My irises are beginning to bloom too.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a beautiful description of this lovely time of year.

You certainly are a "Wordsmith," my Dear. So this makes it even more interesting, that your work is in a scientific field.

But, that only makes you more well rounded! Which is what most people wish to be. But not all of us, attain it.

~♥~

GrandmaK said...

The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!!! It's a gray day here and the color is invigorating! Thank you! Cathy

Mustafa Şenalp said...

Çok Güzel Site. :)

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Spring looks so bright and beautiful in your area...Each year I find the brilliance of spring blossoms and the greening of the earth even more inspireing than the previous one. Thank you for sharing your lovely images of springs awakening! Thank you for your visit and your note too... :)
Deb xo

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Each photo of each bloom is gorgeous...and MIGHT I add that flowers smell sweeter and look brighter when there is LOVE in the air!?????? So happy for you!

Munir said...

My boys sent me bveautiful Tulips and Roses for Mother's Day and that made me feel like I recovered from my asthma at least for a couple of days.
Nice Post:)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very beautiful!! Spring peeked in for a couple of days here.. then left yet once again. It's suppose to come back the coming week. ;-)

BTW... I'm back!! Crazy busy and just when I thought it was going to calm down just a bit... I more life altering happens. All Good ones though!! :-)

Have a wonderful week, Zuzana!!
HUGS,
Coreen XOXO

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and full of life. Spring is here.

Lynne said...

A lovely time to enjoy. A promise of things to come.

Claus said...

Isn't nature always oh so very amazing? It wonders us every season (2 for us, but 4 for you), and while it can drive us to a point of "enough is enough" (especially with long months of rain, or snow), its beauty and magic will never cease to surprise us. You are having late spring, heading towards a wonderful summer (is it hot yet?) while we are switching the heat for rain (it's sticky and very humid still). June will be a definite mark in our seasons. June? already?! time flies.
Enjoy the wonderful blooming and colorful nature my friend!
hugs,
Claus

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous blooms and photos, Zuzana! We are just now starting to see signs of spring here - yesterday a hummingbird went zipping by. :)
Wishing you a lovely week,
~ Zuzu

LadyCat said...

The flowers are all so beautiful! Nature is the most exquisite artist. Spring is in full bloom here, too.
Have a great week! : )

SandyCarlson said...

You do an incredible job of capturing the abundant joy of spring.

Zuzana said...

Ladyfi, Betty, Susan, Gypsy, Stevie, Brian, Myrna, Colleen, Philip, adrielle, Betsy, Lady, Margie, sprinkles, Amelia, Cathy, Mustafa (welcome), Deborah, Jill, Munir, Coreen, Rajesh, Lynne, Claudia, Zuzu, LadyCat and Sandy – so glad you like my flower collages and enjoyed this tribute to spring.

I have grown over the years to love each and every season for its own originality. Nevertheless spring and summer will always be my favourite.

Thank you everyone as always for stopping by and for your lovely words and compliments that at all times warm my heart.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Radka said...

Ahoj Zuzko, ten tvůj blog je pasta pro oči, je moc krásný!! :)) Jak pak se máš?? My se máme dobře, konečně je teplo, tak můžeme jít na delší procházky. Ahoj Radka.

Zuzana said...

Ahoj Radko a diki za navstevu.;))