Spring Photo Challenge: Signs of Spring

Jenna, over at That Wife, is holding a little photo challenge this month – and it’s around photographing “Signs of Spring.” Last weekend, when I was out at San Damiano, I stopped for a few moments to capture a few flowers just after the rain had stopped. Now, I knew right from the start of the challenge that I’d be shooting flowers, because frankly, I can’t get enough of them. As I mentioned in my last post, I feel like they are as expressive and lovely as human faces. Call me crazy, but here a few of the lovely ladies gracing San Damiano.

A pretty Gerbera Daisy:

Spring Gerbera Daisy at San Damiano

A bright daffodil, which reminds me of living in New Haven, Connecticut with my friend Kathleen. We awoke one spring morning, looked in the backyard of the professor’s home we were renting, and saw a field full of these lovelies. I went out and cut a huge bouquet for our kitchen table. It was an amazing site.

Spring Daffodil at San Damiano

And, a stately pansy:

Pansy at San Damiano

These photos all reside on Flickr, and were edited slightly using their picnik tool.

So, what do you think? What kind of spring flower is your favorite?

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  • Liz
    March 25, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful pictures, Paula. My favorite flower is the calla lily. I wanted them in my wedding years ago but unfortunately couldn’t afford them. We were married in December and it was going to cost a small fortune to have them brought in. I had to settle for antique white roses. I love pansies as well. They are such a dainty looking flower but can withstand so much.

  • Sally Ferguson
    March 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Exquisite pictures! Spring is a long time in coming to our area. Forsythia is one plant that my friend always cuts to bring indoors!