Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spring!




Today is the first of Spring in Australia and we can see and feel the changes happening around us.

"As long as the earth continues,
planting and harvest,
cold and hot,
summer and winter,
day and night
will not stop."
                   Genesis 8:22




Yesterday we enjoyed our first family walk since the flu brought these to a temporary halt. The river was beautiful, the children were spotting eels and fish in the shallows below.







Above is the scene we saw at one of the trees along the way - some type of magnolia I think. I was amazed at the green leaves! Below is a photo of the same tree which I took on our previous walk, just 15 days ago.










A very pleasant walk and the beginnings of a beautiful spring.


Sharing at Simple Pleasures, And Then She {Snapped}, Texture Thursday, Skywatch Friday, Macro Friday,
Weekend Reflections, Your Sunday Best, I Heart Macro, Sweet Shot Tuesday.

64 comments:

Barb said...

What a beautiful spring walk! thanks for taking me along . . . that fern shot is glorious and those huge trees are amazing.

Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Your photos are so gorgeous!!
God has blessed you with gift for capturing His beauty!
It's lovely to have the warm days of Spring with us again :-)
And isn't it fun to watch the trees "bringing forth"?
Thanks for sharing these wonderful images at Dayle's simple pleasures - I really enjoyed them!
blessings..Trish
btw..not Canberra but Central Tablelands NSW :-)

Nadege, said...

I love the tree lined street, thank you for take us on this wonderful walk. That first photo is so amazing.

Lynn said...

Oh my what a beautiful Spring day to take a walk. Glad the flu is over for you and your family. Your photos are stunning. Yes, you do have a gift for showcasing His beauty. Capturing the change in the leaves during the 15 day period is awesome! Spring has sprung. Enjoy and blessings on your week.
Lynn

Filip Demuinck said...

I wish it was spring to. In Europe fall is starting and we did not have a summer. During this summer we had more than 60 days of rain and it is not over yet.

Greetings,
Filip

Lynn said...

Hi, me again. I just read your lovely comment on my blog and wanted to ask if you have the candles that use batteries in Australia? We first saw these several years ago at a B&B in Colorado. We loved them and bought a few to take home. I have given them to my daughters, since like you, with young children, lite candles are not a good idea. I also have some of these, for the nights we are afraid we may fall asleep and don't want to worry about something burning. The batteries do last a long time. One caution, depending on the age of your children: batteries are installed from the bottom and not difficult to figure out for an inquisitive child. That would be the only drawback. My daughters put them high up out of reach. A very young child could chew on a battery. Yup, I am a grandmother with inquisitive grands who knows probably every trick in the book for child proofing a home, lol. Good luck and I hope you find at least one you and your hubby could use after little ones are sleeping and then put up high. Blessings, again
Lynn

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Like the first one, the nature abstract !

Kala said...

Beautiful image of the fern unfurling.

Happy Spring to you! Today is the start of our Autumn.

Мъх said...

I love the tree street!
Beautiful pictures as usual:-)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Oh such beautiful springtime images.
I truly enjoyed this wonderful series!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

The first photo with the flower is gogeous. The flower has little fingers..
The photo with the trees is amazing.

Karin M. said...

Wow ..... a wonderful series. The white flowers are a dream. It's amazing when you is spring and autumn with us begins ...
LG: Karin

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Thats so lovely pics. As more as here the autumn starts :). Thanks for sharing! :)

gina said...

Oh, lovely Spring! Your images are beautiful -- I especially like the first one. We will be having another month of summer here, for that I am grateful.

Nicky @ Awesomeville said...

Goregous photos!

Liz said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!
Aren't we just so blessed to live in such a lovely country??!!

I love the first photo and the one of the river! Gorgeous phopto of your children :)

xxoo

Stacia said...

I love all the unfurling ... of the leaves, the clouds, the light. Happy Spring!

Jill said...

Such a lovely walk. Thanks for showing the beautiful photos.

Ewa said...

I am a bit jelous now, we're going to have Autumn and winter soon and you're going to have one of the most beautiful seasons now :)

great shots!

Gayle said...

I love the blue water, I could spend an eternity right there. Lovely...

ladyfi said...

Ah - how lovely!

Marianne said...

So schön und bei uns kehrt der Herbst ein, das macht mich etwas traurig.

Herlichst ♥ Marianne

Kay K said...

Spring time my most favorite time of year as everything comes to life, spring brings refreshing new life to us to enjoy ....soak it all in ......Your photos are so gorgeous...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love taking a peek into your part of the world. It is such a pretty place! :)

Seeing Each Day said...

Love the clarity in your first shot and the tree lined street perspective. I kept having to do a recount on the children as I was only totalling 7...until I finally spotted Miss E in the stroller! Can't believe it's spring already, next thing will be the jacarandas.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All of these are tremendous shots, but the one that grabbed my attention was the trees (2nd to last shot)! How unusual. What kind of trees are those?

Sarah (Nikki) said...

so pretty and that walkway...with those magnificant trees.....would love to stroll through there.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and superb captures! Love the reflections on the water! Hope you have a great weekend! Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots
happy SWF

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of pictures - spring has sprung in Urban Australia as well!

Really like the wide angle shot down the path with the fig trees.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Spring is really a wonderful season. It's the awakening of beautiful things, which you have captured stunningly. Your shots are truly amazing!

LauraX said...

You have truly captured the magnificence of spring in your photos!

Thea said...

Amazing photos!
I love the unfurling fern frond. It looks like an embryo.
I love Spring, I can't wait to photograph it.

VaishVijay said...

1st shot is perfect, with the cloud reflection in the waters!

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful photos...spring in Australia looks lovely. Where I am, fall is just around the corner. (P.S. Pieces of Sunshine sounds is a lovely name for a blog :)

Arija said...

Spring is here with a vengeance, 27C predicted today and the weeds in my garden are hip-high.

Lovely clear, still water for fish spotting and the Magnolia stellata has donned her green mantle. Sorry to hear about your flu strike and glad you are over it.
We were immunises and OK but I caught whooping cough instead, not realising one needed a booster after ten or twenty or whatever, years.

Saun said...

Thanks for taking us along on your spring walk. Those trees are awesome!

Hildred and Charles said...

The Magnolias are gorgeous, - you must be welcoming spring with open arms.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Greetings and have a beautiful spring days

Joyful said...

I love your photos, esp. your sky photo. So peaceful!

Tricia said...

Great sky & love the tree lined arched road =)

happy swf

Sivinden said...

A great collection of pictures!

Charlotte said...

Spring is my favorite time of the year. These are beautiful photos. Hope I can visit Australia before I get too much older!

jeannette said...

Glad everyone in your family is wel now! That last pic is soooo amazing!

Dianne said...

A beautiful way to spend the first day of spring - with family and in such a pretty location - your captures of reflections are gorgeous.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous Macro shots!

My Macro, have a great weekend.

Dayle said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Simple Pleasures. What beautiful photos, and amazing scenery. It was a simple pleasure just looking at your spring.

'Tsuki said...

I love your view on nature : the first shot is so lovely, with that baby fern growing up... Your reflection picture are awesome too.

Teresa said...

So nice to see spring pictures as we move closer to fall here. I love the tiny tendrils on that first shot.

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad you enjoyed your walk!

Nick said...

The Fern, the tree lined street and another taste of spring was just wonderful to see! Thank you!!

T... said...

stunning, what brilliant colours

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What a wonderful walk you had! Love the lane of trees and the photo of the bee! Thanks for sharing!

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous! I LOVE spring.... everything feels so new and invigorating!

have a great week...

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Pat said...

Fabulous springtime shots! I especially love the first one - the tight little fern fronds beginning to unfurl!

My Life Under the Bus said...

It never fails to amaze me in the Spring how fast the the leaves come out and make everything feel more alive again!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

What beautiful pictures! I love those trees with the humungous trunks. You're lucky to have such a lovely place to enjoy your walks.

Have a wonderful day!

Tracey N. said...

The first shot is just beautiful. All of your shots are but I love the fern.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What gorgeous photos! I can't believe the size of those trees - they're amazing.

Annette said...

Great spring photos, my favorite time of year! Those humongous trees are amazing!

Ocean Soul said...

You know what? 'They' say that you should never have music playing on your blog, BUT 'they' need to see your pics and hear the music that plays as you see the pics...perfectly paired! Thanks so much!

Cedar said...

Lovely photos of your spring walk! So fun to see different areas of the world via blogs!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! I am so excited for you! The first day of Spring. I love these shots of new life bursting forth! I am very glad you get to experience all the warmth and brilliance of spring as we are going into fall and winter. Just lovely.

thefisherlady said...

those trees are phenomenal! the fern unfolding and the verse will stay with me ...

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