Store-bought spring

Yellow tulips_StaatsSpring has been hard-to-come-by in Minnesota.  Although we’ve had some warmer temperatures they seem to be interrupted with cold fronts and more snow.  Desperate for spring, I decided that even store-bought color would count.  Yellow and green are the colors that represent the hope and promise of spring, and these lovely yellow tulips were calling to me at the store.  With some sunshine and temps in the 40’s, I took my spring bouquet outside to photograph.  A little bit of filtered sunshine seemed to bring them to life.  What you don’t see in this image  is the white snow that still covers the ground in places.  But I can look at this image and focus on the promise of spring to come.

4 thoughts on “Store-bought spring

  1. Doris Steeg March 31, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the photo, wonderful capture, love the softness and lighting. We, of course, are already seeing daffodils in our yard along with some very early tulips and many flowering trees. We went east to Othello for the Sandhill Crance festival and really enjoyed it. Good lectures and bus tours but when we go again next year will do bird scoping on our own. Weather was okay but the wind was really cold.

    Hope that your spring starts soon

    • lindastaatsphoto April 2, 2014 / 9:15 pm

      Glad to hear that you’re enjoying the long spring in Washington, Doris. And that you’re getting out for birding and photographing. Must say that I heard the first red-winged blackbird this afternoon, so that’s a good sign of spring to come.

  2. Margaret April 1, 2014 / 11:15 am

    “Spring is inevitable” and I’m sticking to it

    • lindastaatsphoto April 2, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      I’m counting on you, Margaret! But it may have to wait until after the snow that’s predicted for the next couple of days… our turn at spring will come!

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