Saturday, April 4, 2015

LET US REJOICE! OSTARA IS UPON US AND SPRING IS UNFOLDING...

Easter 2015
Winter is already a lost shape, forgottenin the ground. Instead, here is Springwith all the grace of a woman smoothing out her apron.
- Cecilia Llompar
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Every time a season comes to an end, I enthusiastically greet the next one with open arms. After three months of the same regime, it always feels good to see nature promptly metamorphose itself again and offer us a completely different experience. A real breath of fresh air.

I'm pretty sure, we would go bonkers if we were stuck in the same boring rut day in and day out. Routine kills us at a slow pace. On the other hand, change is positive, inevitable, primordial and constant. It infuses our existence with vivid colours and gives us perspective as well as hope. Transition is life and and life is all about transition.

This is the reason why climatic standstill isn't my cup of tea and why I am particularly fond of roller coaster weather. As a matter of fact, I am very happy to live in a moderate climate country. To have the opportunity to enjoy four distinct periods of the year is a blessing and each of them fills my heart with pleasure.

So as you can imagine, it is a delight for me to make the leap from winter to spring. And even though February and March have been quite mild and vernal, I am really looking forward to Earth's magical rebirth and the powerful cosmic stirring inside of me.

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015
And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances.
- Matsuo Bashō 
Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
- John Muir
Like an enthusiastic child beginning to discover the world surrounding him, I am bubbling with exhilaration and trepidating with anticipation, and I get excited about anything and everything. The late afternoon song of blackbirds sends tears to my eyes, crows tearing off branches in order to build their nests bring a large smile to my face, primroses blooming crazily pour joy into my soul, the sweet caress of the warm west wind delights me intensely and longer daylight hours motivate me in my daily chores. Oh, what a glorious feeling!

However, while the flora and fauna are brashly awakening and general frenzy is palpable everywhere, we humans are still sluggishly emerging from slumber. The endless weeks of darkness and bone-chilling cold have taken a toll on us and all the slothing around has transformed us into rusty and pasty caricatures of ourselves. But with the sunshine hitting hard on our skin and the loud chirping of birds, our torpor is fastly chased away and new energy starts to flow in our body once more. Slowly yet surely, at our own pace, we join the celebration of renewal, embarking on this wonderful adventure that is called spring.

Get your t-shirts out, let your hair down and merrily dance in circles for euphoria is prevalent !



Easter 2015

62 comments:

  1. Le printemps tarde à se faire sentir ici. C'est d'autant plus réjouissant de voir qu'il existe quelque part!

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  2. Tes photos sont superbes.... différentes d'avant ... plus belles ... plus vivantes !

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  3. I love the change of seasons too! We lived in Florida for a decade, and although nice, too much of the same weather. Love the photos! Lovely post -- thanks.

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  4. You d hate my weather. Hot or hotter. Love the hen pics and sense of celebration

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  5. Awesome clicks, Rosa!
    Happy Easter!
    Angie

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  6. I love your chicken pictures, my favorite!!

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  7. Hello Rosa. A very happy easter and a cheerful spring to you. Gorgeous pictures. Its been a while since i stopped by but i must tell this post was a treat after the long absence.

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  8. The buds of the horse chestnut tree in front of our home have decided to wait a few more days. We will be patient. Liebe Grüsse und schöne Ostern !

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  9. Happy Spring Rosa. Love the beautiful pictures of the hen.
    Sam

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  10. Happy Spring Rosa ...bisous!!!!

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  11. What beautiful photos (I love chickens and you capture them magically) and I agree about the change of seasons... there is something so exciting about them like everything is starting over.

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  12. Spring is welcome!!! Thank you for inspiring us with your lovely photos and prose Rosa :-)

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  13. Lovely shots and a beautiful welcome to spring, Rosa! I always find myself longing for each new season's arrival as well.

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  14. i love your chicken pics! the one where he's looking at us straight on is awesome. :)

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  15. Rosa, quel plaisir que tu reviennes nous souhaiter un bon renouveau - j'aime toujours autant tes photos, elles sont vibrantes.

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  16. Love the hen photos! Happy spring to you, Rosa!

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  17. love the chickens and adore spring also

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  18. I don't think I've ever thought of chickens as beautiful, until now! Happy spring, Rosa!

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  19. I love roller coaster weather too! Glad to see you back :) xo

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  20. First time visitor here, Rosa. What a blog you have - amazing photos. Chicken, who knew?
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. I'm happy for you Rossa.....
    it's a big rainy season for me here in Indonesia
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  22. Hope you had a great Easter Rosa. Love the clicks of your chicks :)

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  23. Heureuse de te retrouver Rosa. Chouette, l'hiver est derrière nous.
    Des bises

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  24. Beautifully written. Happy Spring!
    I love the shot of the hen looking straight at the camera. :)

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  25. a very very happy spring.. First time here and I am just loving your clicks.. wonderful clicks..

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  26. Beautiful pics of beautiful sites and so well written.
    Autumn has started here and I'm longing for spring.......

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  27. Today was a warm day here.. first after many cold and rainy ones. It feels soo good. Beautiful photos Rosa,as always.

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  28. Change is always good. Hope the warmer weather heals. Lovely photos, as always. xo

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  29. That bird looks so regal. I bet it's glad it's spring now, too. ;)

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  30. Well, I'm certainly ready for spring too, as you are. I love your photos of the rooster (or is it just a chicken?)

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  31. I'm so excited that spring has finally arrived, lovely pictures.

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  32. Happy Spring to you, Rosa. What a lovely quote at the top of your post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and, as always, your inspiring photography.

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  33. Beautiful photos as always Rosa! Happy spring to you:) xoxo

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  34. Oh Rosa, these pictures are so pretty...thank you so much for sharing them...Happy Spring!

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  35. Vive le printemps, très belle série , Monsieur coq est superbe :)

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  36. Quelles magnifiques poulettes, Rosa ! tes photos sont, comme toujours, somptueuses !
    Bisous
    Hélène

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  37. I always enjoy your wonderful photos but the ones of the chickens gave me a real smile. Happy Spring…it was a long time coming in my area.

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  38. Beautiful!! Lucky you! Here we are experiencing the heat and humidity of brutal Indian summer.

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  39. I love how you blurred the fence and got the sharp picture of the rooster. So beautiful. I love how you see the extraordinary in the every day!

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  40. I love these photos of chickens! And, I love that spring is here with blooming flowers and bright sun. Happy spring!

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  41. Love the way the rooster is looking into my eyes! Love the way the bud is about to blossom! Love the way you portray nature. Every single time in every single of your 'nature post'. Love the way YOU are. Stay exactly the way you are, my darling. Hugs.
    www.myselfnusrat.wordpress.com

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  42. You are and I both putting on that symbolic apron and dancing in the spring rains! Enjoy!

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  43. Such lovely photos. Thank goodness for spring!

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  44. I'm so happy that spring is here! :-))))

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  45. I have missed your gorgeous photography - definitely so glad that spring is here!

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  46. I am falling in love with your photography! Your posts are so spectacular, stalking your blog for hours by now...

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  47. I have missed your photography so much. You have such a beautiful eye and u r so talented XOXOX

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  48. Spring is such a truly stunning season, filled with hope of new beginnings and at the same time with the smell of cold still lingering in the air. One thing I miss here in Australia, real cold winter. Only for short spells though.Enjoy!

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  49. Rosa I hope spring is in full swing in your part of the world. I always enjoy your gorgeous photos.

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  50. I love your shots! They're so lovely! I miss your photography a lot..

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  51. there's always be exciting about changingm including the weather..
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  52. Rosa, the color of your images are amazing! So vibrant and clear, almost look so real!! Hope you're doing well. I miss seeing your posts.... xo

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  53. Nice to see your post again. Fantastic photographs! And your words are touching. Take care.

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  54. Those chickens look prettier then others, if I may say, or is it because you bring them to us in all their beauty Rosa. I am all up for spring this year, hadn't experienced in years and it's the first European spring for my husband too (who's happily enjoying the garden just in this moment).

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  55. Hi Rosa, those chickens are beautiful, great pics as usual!

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  56. Rosa, springis a beautiful time of year. A time of renewal and new beginnings.

    The photos are so beautiful….The hens are very striking.

    Happy spring to you!

    Velva

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  57. What photogenic chickens! And I love the expressions you have captured on their faces... Great shots :)

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  58. Love a change of season with a changes of harvest and so many different new dishes to prepare. Cheers to a different perspective!

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