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Heralds Of Spring

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 19 March 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Slowly, very slowly, the heralds of spring are coming out of the soil. Slowly, very slowly, the temperature is rising. While the northern parts of Germany are still covered with ice and snow, these early spring breakers have found the light.

A good opportunity for testing a new/old lens. Porst Super-Weitwinkel, f/2.8, 28mm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wonderful fellows! Such a beautiful colour! (Just in fashion this spring, you might tell your wife). I only found one little crocus in the garden....but many other blooms have taken off...cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in a day or two. We're having a second wave of heat, this, 25 deg.C. Went from winter jacket to long-sleeved T-shirt in one day!

19 Mar 2013 12:00pm

@Japanalia: A heat wave in March would be something I would expect from global warming. But unfortunately our winters are getting cooler year after year. Send us some heat if you think it's too much! :-)

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

wow... so pretty ... wish to see this around me, not this boring snow:)

19 Mar 2013 12:34pm

@Mariana Maoduš: A few more weeks and will fade away. I'm really fed up with this winter, like I was last year and the year before....

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous colour, and they seem to look at your camera as if waiting for you to
capture their amazing beauty !~

19 Mar 2013 4:58pm

@Phil Morris: I'm really glad they finally came out. I've been waiting for weeks, let's hope frost won't come back like it was happening last week!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible bursts of color in these crocuses!! I am jealous of your Spring discoveries as I remain under a few inches of snow still. :-)

19 Mar 2013 10:59pm

@Steven: As I know now, this was just a short intermezzo. Frost has come back. x-(

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

colour with no little volume!

nicely done MS!

21 Mar 2013 8:13pm

@Ted: Many thanks, Ted!!