Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #241 – Spring
This week Sofia invites us to show you what Spring means to us. Is it about new beginnings, Nature reborn or a new chance to go and enjoy the outdoors?
This is a no brainer, I mean, obviously it is about light. Me and so many other when the spring begins to show first signs of more light the constant marvel of it… we do, every year as if this was something unexpected. The joy of it is so awesome, it wakes us up from the winter hibernation, we slowly come put of houses.
When does spring start? In 2023, the official first day of spring is Monday, March 20. This date marks the “spring equinox” in the Northern Hemisphere. That is today!
( Is the spring equinox the same as spring solstice? Equinox vs Solstice
An equinox occurs at the start of the spring and fall. The solstice occurs during the summer and the winter. Occurs on March 21 (Vernal equinox) and on September 23 (Autumnal equinox).
No matter where you are on Earth, the equinox brings us a number of seasonal effects, noticeable to nature lovers around the globe. At the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the sun’s rays equally. Night and day are often said to be equal in length.
The fastest sunsets and sunrises of the year happen at this time. We’re talking here about the length of time it takes for the whole sun to sink below the horizon. Sunset or sunrise you have to be quick to act, if you wait long enough you will only see tail end of it.
First you notice is the snow and ice melting.The fields with the soil coming visible and mornings of mist. Everything is brown. Only moss glows green. The lakes and sea is been freed from under the ice.
Everywhere! Forget about the weather for a moment, and think only about daylight. In terms of daylight, the knowledge that spring is here – and summer is coming – permeates all of nature on the northern half of Earth’s globe.
Notice the arc of the sun across the sky each day. You’ll find that it’s shifting toward the north. Responding to the change in daylight, birds and butterflies are migrating back northward, too, along with the path of the sun.
The longer days do bring with them warmer weather. People are leaving their winter coats at home. eople are raking the leaves from their yards. Trees are budding, and plants are beginning a new cycle of growth. In many places, spring flowers are beginning to bloom.
Spring is full of hope, l ight, beauty and blooming of nature. One of the best of season’s
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26 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #241– Spring”
Hopeful images of a coming spring 🙂
If comes every year, but the wait is so long
Lovely photos again. I loved those photos of the sunrise and sunset; especially that first one is so grand. I hadn’t thought of the speed with which the sun crosses the horizon, but of course it would be fastest during equinoxes. Nice that you pointed it out.
Thank you, happy I could provide some new info 🙂 about the precious light
Wow! Great photos all. The heart-swans are priceless.
Great series! Beautiful light!
Thanks It is all abou the light
Magical post, Ritva. Your photos are just breathtaking, so beautiful, poetic, and I’ve also learnt something today, thank you.
Nice o hear that and thanks for the nice words.
You summed it up pretty well, and the photos are superb.
Love the suberb 🙂 Thanks so much Jo!
The terms “spring’s bounty” couldnt possibly be more appropriate than to sum up your beautiful post Ritva. Here’s to nature’s most beautiful season.
Tina thanks, it is the most hopeful.
There is so much beauty in your photos!!
Thank you Nora, glad you enjoyed them.
What beautiful images, a real ode to Spring, Ritva! And some wonderful illustrations of light
Thanks Sue, today I really enjoyed the smell and sounds of spring – it is really on its way.
Your spring is off to a great start Ritva! You have such a beautiful selection of photos – thank you, I’ve enjoyed every single one! Although spring is also a colourful season here with us (which of course is starting in September), my favourite season is autumn! And it may still be full-blown summer here, but I can’t wait for autumn!
I used to live in Australia, so the time of the seasons is familiar to me. Autumn is wonderful, colorful and obviously not so cold as we have here- and you have more light. From looking at you photos, I do wish to visit one day…
Brightness in your images, sun and life! I love them all – you managed to catch all the nuances of spring. And you made me long for them…glad you mentioned the sunrise/sunsets – I hadn’t thought of the speed.
yes, the season of hope is finally approaching here, and there in Sweden
Your photography is amazing!
Thanks Sherry! much appreciated ❤
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