The Essence of Spring

Spring is here with its soft pastel tones

Early pink blossom

and sparkling water on the lake.

Crocus open in the warmth of the sun

and tiny anemone grow in the moss under the trees.

My favourite poem about daffodils

Growing in the city park

and those I bring home with me to put in a vase.

Now come the tulips
growing in the gardens
Some have crinkly petals

that go so well with one of my vases

Their petals are a work of art.

The warm sunny days call us down to the lake
This was taken in Morges and it's rather hazy,
but the Mont Blanc Mountain can still just be seen on the left of the picture.

The Magnolia were just coming into bloom

Revealing their beautiful centres and sunlit, soft petals

Another day and in a place called Cully along the Lake Léman

Here is the charming port.

Tiny Aubrieta flowers were growing in very small slits and cracks in the walls.

How they find enough nourishment always amazes me.

They come in the most beautiful shades of pink, purple and violet.

I couldn't resist making a collage of these little beauties!

These lovely orange tulips had started to drop all their petals
and when I put this flower down the patterned shadows from my kitchen curtains
made them look beautiful again. 
Accidental art!

It isn't spring without Forsythia!
I love this little gate entrance which I often pass when I go shopping!

Do you remember when I showed it to you in January covered in snow!
Have a little peep here:

I hope that you are enjoying the joys and the beauty of spring.


  1. Oh yes, a lot of pastels, but even more yellow in spring. I love it! Winter is over (only little minded people complain about the frosty mornings)!

    1. Thanks, Marjan! I love all the spring colours and I like frosty mornings too!

  2. Oh, your spring is gorgeous! You take the most amazing photos of flowers! It's fascinating how we live so far apart, but we see many of the same flowers! Don't get me wrong I love all the flower pictures, but my favorite is the one with the gate in it! It makes my heart sing!

    1. Thank you, Cathy! Isn't spring wonderful? I'm like you, I love that little garden gate with the bright yellow forsythia behind it! I would love it to be the entrance to the building I live in, but it is very nearby! The last photo I took of the gate was in the snow in was a couple of months ago!

  3. Sandra you have done it again . . . a beautiful post. You certainly capture the loveliness of Spring. I can almost smell the perfume from the blossoms. We have had a week of warmer weather and things are beginning to bud out . . . our blossoms are only a couple of weeks away :)
    Wishing you a marvelous weekend.
    Connie :)

    1. So happy you came in to visit our spring over here! It suddenly happened! Glad to hear that your weather is warmer too and that buds are swelling waiting to burst open anytime soon!

  4. Oh, what a gorgeous post, Sandra! Your photos have perfectly captured the pastels of Spring in all its glory. I love that sweet poem, too--have never read that before. I sure wish we were at that stage here in Pennsylvania, but, alas, we had snowflakes in the air this morning and not a bloom in sight. Hope April changes all that :) Wishing you a wonderful month ahead! ♥

    1. Thanks so much, Carol! Yes, spring is in full swing here now and plants and flowers are coming out in profusion now. I love it! My favourite time of the year, with autumn coming a close second! I hope you will soon be in spring mode in Pennsylvania!

  5. Such beautiful glimpses of your spring. You are in our future, flowering spring is nearing but not here. Thanks for sharing your beauty.

    1. Thank you, Tammie! Spring is bursting out all over here now! Such an exciting time of the year!

  6. Oh my what a lovely post! Love all the beautiful colors and blooms and it makes us really appreciate the season and all it’s offerings!

    1. So nice to have you visit! Everything is coming into bloom at once! It's so wonderful to see again now that winter is over!

  7. spring looks beauitful through your lens

    have a lovely day.

    1. So nice to have you visit, Lissa! I hope where you live you are experiencing a lovely springtime too!