Thursday, April 2, 2009

You Capture Challenge-SPRING

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This weeks photo challenge was titled Spring which would have been an easy subject had the weather cooperated with my need to capture the hope, the promise and essence of what spring represents to me. The spring depicted and that I have lusted after in Northwest Indiana since the last heavy snowfall and the last school closing, you too may know THAT SPRING. The one held out at an arm's length. I dub thee, NotSpringYet.

The day I brought home the bare stems of the daffodils that were sold through work to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days spring sale, I stuck the bunches in my purse dodging a rainstorm. The next morning after I had plopped them into a vase immersed in cool water, they all burst open, surprising me in the morning with their sunny bonneted faces. I had bought my mother a bunch too, and called her to see if she was met with the same sunny disposition with her bouquet. She was.

But the weather, OH the weather! While my happy little bunch basked in the early afternoon sun, yesterday’s rainstorm turned to plump and heavy snowflakes. I didn’t dare look outside. I avoided it. So instead of heading out to capture some outdoor springtime in my lens, I snapped the bouquet of promise in my living room as the afternoon sun peeked through those snowflakes and the slats of my wooden blinds.
I can't decide which one I liked the best. Which is your favorite?

13 comments:

Terri said...

Great job!

I like the second one the best

Easily Manipulated said...

How Pretty!! I really like the third one. I love Daffodils. I oughta go out and buy some of my own! :-)

Stacie's Madness said...

I like the fourth one...and I love daffodils!

Erin said...

Beautiful! My You Capture shot was a daffodil, too. They are just such happy flowers.

Catie said...

Great shots! They are all wonderful, but I think I like the first one the best.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Oh now that is SO VERY CHEERY! I love daffodils.

Lyndsay said...

Pretty! I like the 3rd one the best.

keli.h said...

Yay!! Daffodils are a definite sign of spring ... beautiful color!

Mimi's Toes said...

These are Picture Perfect! I like the last one. They remind me of Tea cups with a saucer. Very Cheery sign of Spring!

OctoberRain said...

Beautiful flowers! Great spring pictures

IE Mommy Blogger said...

I love daffodils. The color is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to view my shot and if you already have....Thanks :)

Jenn said...

I like the first or second one as well.

Jenn

Robin said...

Meg Ryan was wrong, daisies are fine but daffodils are the friendliest flower, great shots too!!