Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring...My Favorite Season

Spring is my absolute favorite season. It means that my birthday is near, days will be longer, the weather is getting warmer, I spend more time outside and I can start planting my garden. Most of all,  I love how colors- greens, yellows, purples and pinks emerge from beneath the brown and grey hues of winter. 

Even flowers that some may consider weeds are beautiful and vibrant. 

Our property turns into a spring wonderland that our children love exploring. Butterflies, hawk-moths and tadpoles keep them intrigued as they spend hours outside looking for them. 

Even cold, cloud covered days offer rich green views. 

The children love their independence- free of the cold, damp winter and not having to bundle up every day. 

As I look up through the blossoming trees the sky seems much brighter and  a bit more blue. 

Purple is my favorite color...

especially when it blankets the fields near our home. 

Wishing everyone in the northern hemisphere a beautiful Spring! 


  1. How lucky you are to live in such a pretty place, with plenty of room for your kids to play. The blanket of purple flowers near your home is especially beautiful. Happy spring!

  2. Spring is my favorite season also! Splendid scenery, excellent photos, taken by an artist!! Hugs.

  3. One lovely thing about the blogs of people who have been through the big Winter, is watching the wonder of Spring. The seasons are just not so strong in Victoria (Australia) so it is a special thing to see. Thankyou!

  4. @ Donna~ Thank you. Living in the city wasn't an option if I was to leave the U.S. and I'm lucky that we chose such a beautiful area to live in, I really enjoy it. Have a wonderful Spring & a great Sunday! :)

    @ Phivos~ Thank you my wonderful friend! I hope that you have a beautiful spring...enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)
    Hugs back to you!

    @ Joy~ Thank you! I really do love watching spring unfold as I wait for the blossoms. I'm pleased that I can share my photos with you're more than welcome!! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  5. Wonderful, wonderful pictures!!!!

  6. Perfect post for Spring solctice. I wish I lived there. Beautiful pictures.

  7. Beautiful pictures as always..I think these are some of my favorites I've seen (I know I say that about all your pics). xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  8. spring has come in with a punch here in crete - everything is blooming

  9. @ Dimitra...thank you sweetie!! I'm glad that you like them :)

    @ Ivy... thank you! It is beautiful here, I can't deny that. I'm glad that you like the pictures.

    @ Christie... Thank you. I love that you have favorites!! :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!!

    @ Maria... I can imagine that it's probably gorgeous!!! And, the fact that you were away for a bit probably makes it more noticeable.
    :) xo

  10. Cheryl, I finially decided to stop stalking your blog and follow it! I've been enjoying it for quite some time. Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures you've been taking and sharing with us. My hubby was born in Thessolaniki but moved to the US 30 years ago. I can't wait to retire there. I'll finally get my own blog going by then!

    Euxristo poli! Xronia anoixh!

  11. Jeff,
    What a wonderful Monday morning surprise! I'm so glad you've come out of lurking/stalking :0)!!!
    I always love hearing that someone has enjoyed my photos. I share a lot of them here, this is a quiet place for me, my blog- and I'm glad to share my perspective with everyone. I hope that you do have the opportunity to retire corner of Greece is like a slice of paradise.
    Thank you so much for the smile...
    have a fantastic week!

  12. Happy Spring Cheryl! Love the pictures, as always.

    Ironically, today is the first day it has really felt like spring up here on the mountain (weather has been nice but still cold until today) and it is the first day I've felt better since the flu started. I'm ready to get outside!! Thanos is off work for a couple weeks starting Monday so it will be nice. We are looking for good balcony furniture so we can start enjoying our view.

  13. Wish you too a Very Happy Spring, Cheryl. The photos are amazing and I just love all of them! Actually, the whole post is amazing :)

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  14. Chronia Polla Cheryl.
    Such lovely Spring photos.

  15. the almond blossom os phenomenal right now. I am leavong for the country side as well next week.

  16. @ Mel...Thank you, Happy Spring to you as well. I'm so glad that you're feeling better. I do hope you were able to enjoy today's weather.
    If you find any nice furniture let me know, I'm looking for new stuff too.
    :) Chronia polla!

    @ Bhavesh...Thank you soooo much! I'm so happy that you've enjoyed this post. Have a fantastic weekend Bhavesh! :)

    @ Biddy...THANK YOU!!!! I wish you a wonderful spring~~ when will you be back over here? :)

    @ Tobias... I agree the blossoms are gorgeous but are starting to fall. I hope that you enjoy the countryside. Have a nice spring :):)

  17. Lovely photos. I love the almond blossom too. Is there anyone that doesn't? They lift the spirits after the grey days of winter.

  18. Liz, Thank you. I love them so pretty. Right now the blossoms looks like pink/white snow under the trees as they've begun to fall.

    Have a nice weekend! :)

  19. I've been trying to arrange our flight just this afternoon, aiming for mid/end of May...think you would ever venture over to Crete?

    Spring is finally here too. Honestly, I cannot recall ever having such a long and relentlessly cold winter here in Louisville, but another month's time and we are in full swing for the Derby!

    Have a super weekend Cheryl!

  20. Hi Biddy..That's great news, all the way around. I have actually thought about going to Crete, given I have many friends there.

    BTW...I've always wanted to go to the Derby! Enjoy your Sunday!!

  21. Hi Cheryl,

    I'm jumping over from Philip's blog... Spring time is certainly my favourite season here in France.. Lovely pics!
    Take care,

  22. Leesa...Hello & welcome to my little space in the blogosphere! Thank you for the compliment, I'm flattered ;) Have a wonderful Sunday!