Thursday, March 26, 2015

'Spring Time Light'

      Last weekend I went for a walk to the Udelny park. I had my camera with me and I wanted to take pictures of how sun warms the nature. After all we're in March!



I was glad to see that the snow has almost melted on the hills of the park and it only remains on a flat lawn. A month ago children had been tobogganing here and now spots of soil and grass are already visible.


 In some places streams have run, and they are deep up to the grass. Trees also wake up: the ends of the branches have begun to turn yellow and green.


The sky is blue-gray in those days, trunks and branches of oaks and birches are clearly visible against the sky.



Here is the poem 'Spring Time Light' by Robert Patinson. I think it goes well with my photos of a vernal day:


Spring Time Light

At last the mornings welcome light
has drawn the darkness from the night,
and growing days give time and heat
for nature's bounty to repeat.


The trees sing out in chorus lines
words which blossoms redefine,
these garlands in the trees reveal
the land can now revive and heal.


All creatures feel the warming hand
of sun beams scattered on the land
as battered grass begins to grow,
released once more the rivers flo
w.


Do you like the first signs of nature awakening? Do you believe in people's omens that early spring predicts hot summer?

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful place! Although leafless.

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  2. Of course I love the first sings of spring. As for predictions, I only know that many unexpected things will always happen.

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    1. I think Jason people always believe in what they want to.

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  3. Yes, I love first signs of spring, in January I'm already looking around if there is something changing in nature. But....I don't believe in the omen that early spring predicts hot summer, I think we cannot predict nature so much.
    I love your walk in the Udelny Park, watching changes in nature, yes also in the far north spring will arrive.

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    1. You're right Janneke, we can't predict nature, it's said : "there is no bad weather".

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  4. I'm not sure that there is anything about the weather that you can predict successfully. Lovely photos.

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    1. Sometimes I wonder, Sue that even meteorologists can't forecast weather just for a week.

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  5. What a beautiful place dear Nadedza!Like the images of the forest and the large trees!
    The weather here is still winter!!!!It's raining all the time!OMG!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dimi, sure the weather in Greece always is sunny and warm. Patience!

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  6. I love this time of year, each day brings with it something new wakening from it's winter slumber. A real special time of the year.
    Lovely photos Nadezda, you capture the mood perfectly.

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  7. Preciosas naturaleza. Ya son los días más largos y con más luz.
    Llegó la primavera y también de nuevo el frio :(( Hace dos días nevó en Béjar
    Si soy yo :))
    Buena semana.
    Un beso.

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    1. Todo sera bien, Laura, el tiempo en primavera se cambia y aqui tambien, vamos a esperar el verano...

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  8. I am not sure that you can predict anything about the weather. We had an early spring a few years back and then a really cold early summer. Mother Nature is just too hard to predict.

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    1. Yes, it is, Jennifer. Mother nature knows better what weather will be. Here are sunny days but cold and windy, so crocuses don't want to bloom.

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  9. Nadezda these are stunning pictures of snow melting and spring arriving....the woods are magical as they lose the last of the snow.

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    1. I like to see the warm ground circles around the trunks, Donna - they show that trees are alive and feel the spring coming.

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  10. Wonderful pictures and poem, Nadezda. I love the first signs of spring awakening! Happy spring.

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    1. Glad you liked this poem, Peter. Thank you!

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  11. Your photographs and poem are beautiful Nadezda as winter turns into spring. Enjoy the seasonal changes!

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  12. Thank you for showing these Nadezda. It is interesting to see that spring is just about at the same point in Southern Ontario, with patches of snow but much of it melted.

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    1. Spring is on the wings in our places, Alain!

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  13. Oh! All your pictures are lovely! Your description is so familiar to me. Alaskan springs are like that, too. However, this year we've been so warm that the snow is already all gone! We barely got any this year. I hope for a hot summer!

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  14. Beautiful photos! We haven't had an early spring and I don't believe in any of the old tales that predict the weather. Our climates are changing too much.

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    1. You're very right, Tammy. Climate is changing, we had mild winter here.

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  15. i love the light coming through the trees in the picture 4th from the bottom. Those first signs of spring must be so encouraging.

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    1. Yes, they are, Juliet. I hope warmth will come soon.

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  16. The light really is different in the spring, isn't it? Lovely capture of the beginnings of spring, Nadezda. The poem describes it perfectly!

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    1. Glad you liked the poem I've chosen for my pictures, Rose. Vernal light is so promising.

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  17. Oh what a surprise, you still have some snow, Nadezda! It has been bare for about month here now. But I see that our eastern part of country - Narva region, which is really close to you - had snow lot longer. And it is quite usual. This corner of Baltic Sea attracts snow, I think!
    And I really hope that early summer is followed by hot summer! I want to belive that old beliefs still work.

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    1. The last 2 days were warm enough, +7..+9 and the rest of snow melted finally, Tistou. I do hope the summer will be hot because of many seedlings I grow on my windowsill.

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  18. Lovely photos Nadezda, and I know spring is very different for you than here in London where it is very slow and takes around 3 months. I guess it is more like in Norway where it is a bit on and off and like winter just don’t want to leave – and then suddenly everything bursts into spring mode. I kind of miss that! Although I do appreciate having hellebores in January and daffodils in February :-)
    Enjoy your garden now that it is waking up!

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    1. I agree, Helene, seemed to me winter doesn't want to go away, the winds are not warm, although the snow melted. Some tulip in my greenhouse sprouted and I think will bloom soon ( like yours in March:)).

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  19. I love trees in every season - they are so majestic. Wonderful photos. We have no sign of spring yet, hopefully it will arrive soon.

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    1. It will, Rosemary, I do hope too.Thank you!

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  20. ♩♫ه° ·.
    Passei para uma visita.
    Esse parque é maravilhoso e as fotografias são belíssimas!!!!

    Boa quinta-feira!
    Muita paz e muita reflexão nesse restinho de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ❤ه° ·.

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    1. Muito obrigado para a próxima Páscoa, Ines!

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  21. Wow!!Beautiful shoots.♥

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