Giving Thanks for....Spring!

My Homage to Spring.....

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. Bern Williams

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. Margaret Atwood

The peace and beauty of a spring day had descended upon the earth like a benediction. Kate Chopin

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. W. Earl Hall

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. Gustav Mahler

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

Spring is when life's alive in everything. Christina Rossetti

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Harriet Ann Jacobs

Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. Gerard Manley Hopkins

One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in. Henry David Thoreau

Spring is in the air at last!


No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. Proverb

All of these GREEN photos were take by me for Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer, Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday and the last picture will be my entry in this week's Raw(e) competition at Sailor and Company.

Thank you for spending time with me today as I give thanks for Spring!

Blessings and best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 

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  1. Felt like I was on the Spring walk with you. Beautiful pictures. :O)

  2. Beautiful shots and quotes-Happy Spring to you!

  3. Beautiful places. Love this photos.

  4. beautiful photos!
    I love spring...

  5. Gorgeous photo essay with perfect quotes. Soothing and sweet.

    We move into autumn as you celebrate spring!! :)

  6. What beautiful images! I remember when spring finally arrived after the horribly cold winter we had - it felt so wonderful! I just wanted to sit outside and bask in the sun. Now that we are in late summer, I'm ready for the cooler, crisp days of fall. Enjoy your spring!

  7. Lovely springtime shots and some very interesting quotes alongside.
    We're having a very wet August, I pity the poor tourists in their gites.
    They must be cold & miserable, especially if they have children that aren't able to play outside in the sunshine. Maybe they're all playing Scrabble by the fire instead?

  8. Spring?! Lucky you .....
    We see with sadness how our summer is coming to an end, how the leaves start dropping.
    Anyhow, enjoy the great feeling of spring and I loved the pictures and quotations.
    Greetings from a grey Holland,

  9. It does seem so strange that you are headed into Spring and us into Fall! Love all your pictures and wonderful quotes! :D

  10. Natasha!! so beautiful! Curious..the 7th photo down...the shining light looks like it is in the shape of a heart? Gorgeous...is it meant to?

    Love it

    very magical

    happy Spring..we are gearing towards autumn here..!

  11. Gorgeous photos, although I am somewhat envious that you are thinking of Spring.

  12. So nice...you have almost spring....we have almost autumm...........happy evening beautiful pictures!!! .......love Ria....

  13. Beautiful quotes, Natasha and the pictures are just stunning! Happy spring to you!


  14. I love the first quote by Bern Williams: hope and spring do seem to be intertwined. Glad spring is in your forecast ahead...


  15. Great photos, and I really like your green entry:)

  16. Ahhh, beautiful, Natasha!! I love spring, my favourite season. Loving these great quotes too.
    Yesterday I saw a pink tree. Yay, spring!

  17. Gorgeous photos and quotes! I agree that the reflection of the sunlight in the 7th photo is shaped like a heart. There you are embracing Spring and I am trying to hang on to summer. I am not ready for fall yet!

    Have a wonderful week!

    ~ Tracy

  18. Kiki, thanks for pointing out the heart shape in the photo-that was just a beautiful coincidence!

    Best wishes,

  19. Wonderful photos, I love Spring. I wish we could skip winter and go from fall to spring.

  20. What very beautiful pictures. I love the smell of spring :-)


  21. Spring and summer are my favorite time of the year! Your photo's were beautiful and enjoyed reading each quote! Take lots of pictures for us...since we are saying good bye to summer and moving into fall. Take care :)

  22. I guess it is almost spring where you are. I am looking forward to fall with cooler days and chilly nights.

  23. One of the things I love most about blogging is that I have found friends all over the world. It is really interesting to think about you coming into spring as we are waiting (this year impatiently) for fall. Your pictures are just beautiful.

  24. Spring is my favorite season, maybe because it puts an end at the long, freezing winter. With its first sun rays spring brings hope to life, new beginnings, flowers and flagrant air.

  25. Your beautiful Spring photos remind me that Fall is not too far off! I love all the quotes you inserted...wonderful:)

  26. Oh I love Spring and I'm so glad it's nearly here.Your pictures are beautiful..Bring it on Mother Nature..xx

  27. Oh, my! Such beautiful photos and lovely quotes to accompany them! Beautiful and tranquil!

  28. beautiful pictures and quotes ...i love that you are heading into spring while i am heading into fall! have a wonderful spring!!!

  29. Such a small world. We can visit from one side of the world to the other through blogging. You are ready for spring and I am ready for fall.

  30. Awww yes, Spring....
    Enjoy your green season and I'll enjoy the colors of fall. Both my favorite times of the year. Great pictures to share, thanks!

  31. lovely snaps so funny our seasons are opposite we are heading into autumn

  32. My favorite photo is the last one, thanks for sharing all these special quotes.

  33. gorgeous pictures! I LOVE spring. Probably my favorite time of year.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my crock pot disaster. :) Everything turned out ok! I ended up cooking it over night and we had pulled pork the next day... I was pleasantly surprised about the chicken!

    Stop by anytime!

  34. I wish Spring were just getting here! Ahhh....
    Your green walk through springtime was sensational. Thanks Anne

  35. Spring is in the air? I had to go look at your bio. Australia, huh? Well, we don't actually have fall in the air yet but the excitement of the anticipation is starting to hit me. I hate the heat of Texas. I HATE HEAT! So, fall is my favorite time of the year. I loved all your green photos. My sis-in-law lives in New Zealand so it reminded me that I need to go shop at the summer clearance for my niece.

  36. Your photos are glorious. One of the most wonderful things about the internet is how cozy it makes the world seem. I so enjoyed your post on spring as we are literally suffering the heat and humidity of summer's last gasp! Thanks!

  37. Wonderful images linked to wonderful quotes. Autumn ahead for us here in S Spain, Spring for you in beautiful OZ! I love the change in seasons - so unbearably hot here still!

    Terrific post and have a Happy AlphabeThursday Green,


    PS My AlphabeThursday Green is posted if you can join me HERE!

  38. I really like the shot of the sky and the spring.

  39. Terrific photos, and I enjoyed the quotes, too!


  40. what a gorgeous post about Spring, I love Spring too but I do love Winter and Autumn soooooo much, have a lovely weekend

  41. lovely green earth or nature shots.
    thanks for the inspirations!

  42. I love the quotes & the pictures are very pretty!

  43. oh my dear...how fresh and pretty those images are...good luck in the photo contest...it's a winner!!!
    ...love Rosie...

  44. i'm so happy your long winter is over.
    your spring photos made me forget
    we are still enduring a very hot
    summer. :)

    i loved all the eloquent quotes, too.

  45. How wonderful! I love the pictures and your quotes are perfect.


  46. Spring always comes so slowly, but boy, is it worth the wait!!!

  47. Here's to changing seasons and all the beauty it offers! Beautiful pictures.... enjoy your time as you say hello to Spring and I say farewell to Summer!
    have a wonderful weekend,

  48. Beautiful post! These pictures are so calming and beautiful as well. I love the pictures with the sun filtering through. Have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

  49. Lovely place to take a walk, and enjoy the fresh air. You are looking to spring, and we are looking forward to fall and a break in this heat.

  50. Lovely quotes, lovely pictures.

    Thank you for taking me along on your little walk. It was nice to escape the vicious heat here in AZ, even if just vicariously!

    This was a really lovely Rainbow Summer School post for the color GREEN!

    That picture of the sky really captured the essence of that season.

    Thank you for linking.


  51. wonderful pics! thanks for the great view! (however the scrolling was kind of choppy)



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