Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NATURE HAS AWAKEN

Spring never ceases to amaze me. It is an wonderful time of the year that I really love for evrything looks so fresh and cheerful...


I am always shocked to see how nature blooms incredibly rapidly. One day, plants timidly grow, show their buds and the next (well not exactly - within a few days) they release their flowers and leaves in an incredible symphony of flashy colors and exhalirating fragrances! Two weeks ago, the predominant color was still brown with hints of green and now everything's bright green.


Although, one might think it's already summer just by looking outside, the capricious weather is here to prove the contrary. Last week, the temperatures were incredibly hot (27° C/81° F) for April and the sun was shining strong. We were able to sit on the balcony and go out in short sleeves. Now, the temperatures are very low for May (11° C/52° F) and it is grey and raining cats and dogs. It has even snowed in some places (up to 30cm). Incredible changes!


Anyway, things should get back to normal very soon and we should be able to enjoy the pleasant warmth of May, but in the meantime, I would like to share a few shots of Veyrier that I took last week.

I hope you'll enjoy them
as there's yet more to come...


54 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots Rosa! It is always a surprise to me how nature all of a sudden can change and show all it's gorgeous colors and you managed to capture it beautifully!

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  2. Ah! les belles photos que tu noux présentes, elles sont magnifiques comme toujours!!
    La 2° photo ets superbe avec sa belle couleur ensoleillée:)

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  3. Gorgeous spring pictures, Rosa! I love those mountain views!

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  4. Je suis toujours autant en admiration devant tes images..Bo mercredi ma belle Rosa xx

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  5. beautiful! you could post some tomorrow from the past few days of gray clouds for contrast :D I do hope the high 20s weather comes back, but for now it's nice to curl up inside with chocolate chip scones!! A bientot!

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  6. Beauiful shot Rosa :D Brighten up my day :D

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  7. What glorious photos - I feel spring just looking at them - simply incredible!

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  8. Hi Rosa
    Beautiful photos, many thanks for sharing them with us.
    Spring refers broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth x

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  9. The bright, spring-like colors are amazing!

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  10. Yes, it all seems to explode into color at once, doesn't it? Seems it's like that in Michigan too. Gorgeous pictures, Rosa!

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  11. Stunning photos! Like you, I can't take it all in, everything happends so fast and I just want to savour it while it lasts. I think we had around 22°C recently but tomorrow will be cold and wet. It all seems to cruel with the fresh new leaves and flowers.

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  12. une merveilleuse vision du printemps,de quoi faire revenir le sourire, dans la grisaille ou tu te trouves en ce moment !

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  13. Gorgeous, especially the last one with speck of color here and there in the distance.

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  14. Spring truly is an amazing time of year. I love the long days and the bursting forth of life.

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  15. lovely, lovely photos. I love those fields of yellow flowers - they're actually edible plants that taste much like broccoli rape. But you have to get them before they flower.

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  16. I absolutely adore spring and your photos depict it so well. Beautiful shots!

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  17. Wow! Wonderful spring shots!

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  18. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It's starting to feel like summer over in Southern California. I wish Spring could last a little longer.

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  19. Beautiful sights, especially after a long, cold winter. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Paz

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  20. das sind sehr schöne Aufnahmen, spezielle jene vom goldenen Senf !
    Liebe Grüsse

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  21. Oh Rosa! Those yellows take my breath away!
    Lovely spring photos. I felt as thought I right there!

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  22. Gorgeous pics..always loved switzerland..my fav. holiday destination..

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  23. Absolutely stunning photos Rosa! I can't wait to see more of them! :D

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  24. Absolutely amazing and beauty pics Rosa, really, cheers

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  25. Beautiful photos. I love to see the flowers blooming in the spring. It has been the same weather here. A few days we had warm weather, then it was cold and rainy, but now luckily, it is back to warm. Hopefully, it will stay that way.

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  26. Amazing shots--I love the intense yellow color of the flowers in the 2nd pic! Spring is here!

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  27. So wonderful photos Rosa!! With spring, colors begin to shine again!!

    All the best,

    Gera

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  28. Rosa, I want to come and visit you now!! Exquisite! Those flowers are stunning and the mountains. Each post you create showing your beautiful country makes me crave a visit more & more.....and the music fuels all the senses! xo

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  29. Such gorgeous pictures Rosa, wish i was there to see such beauties.

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  30. great pics..I love the last one..

    sweetlife

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  31. Wow, what gorgeous photos! Just looking at these photos made me all happy! :)

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  32. Thank you for these wonferful images and the soft mood :-) Cheers!

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  33. oh, so lovely, rosa! you've just displayed exactly why this is definitely my favorite time of year. :)

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  34. The weather is surely getting crazy. 27 degrees for late April is very high and we rarely get such high temperatures in Greece where the climate is milder. Beautiful photos.

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  35. What lovely & beautiful pictures of the nature around you, Rosa!


    Waw!

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  36. Rosa I sent you a mail Did you receive? cheers gloria

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  37. Beautiful shots; I remember when I lived in France and suffered through the long winters how exciting it was to see the first buds on the branches.

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  38. Stunning! We're approaching Winter here, so it's quite uplifting to see pictures of warmer weather from blogs such as yours :)

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  39. Oh wow these are gorgeous photos my friend....
    Spring seems far away from us, Its very cold tonight three below zero and we are expecting 10-15 cms of snow this weekend. This makes me wonder if the sun will shine soon on our part of the world

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  40. I have seen you managed to capture the flower blooming so well. These are gorgeous!

    And Veyrier is amazing. Where is this place actually?

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  41. Very, very refreshing shots of spring beautiful blooms and landscape.

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  42. Very nice photos. Hope the weather will get warmer again!

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  43. These are simply beautiful! LOVE the field of yellow :)

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  44. Superbe, que la nature est belle! Bravo à la photographe... Bonne fin de semaine!

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  45. Très jolies photos comme toujours :) Bises

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  46. incredible symphony is right! Your pictures are spectacular.

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  47. gosh Rosa what a stunning place. Reminds me a bit of Canada. I do miss the distinct seasons now that I;m back in Australia where it just seems to be endless summer!

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