Thursday, March 22, 2012

Forsythia

I just entered my first (top) forsythia photo in the Spring Photo Contest over at pullingmymaskoff!
Wintered over sticks.
Brown and dry. Dead and brittle.
Yellow! Spring bursts in!
I have linked with Floral Friday Fotos and also with Haiku My Heart! Click on these links and take a look at the other photos and haikus!

46 comments:

  1. Delightful photos of this magnificent harbinger of Spring, Libby.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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    2. Hey Nick - Thanks (as always!) for posting! :)

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  2. Mine is getting yellow in the last couple of days...not as pretty as yours

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    1. Hi Michelle - That is so nice of you...hey, I've already got something really cool planned for Nature Notes on Wednesday - can't wait to show you guys!

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  3. Hi Libby, I have seen these yellow flowers, and never knew its name. They are lovely!

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    1. Ebie - Actually, I had to ask my mom! I'm 49 years old, and I still had to ask my mom - LOL!

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  4. Your forsythia are gorgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by my Floral Friday post and leaving your comment. Nice to meet you, "neighbor!" ;-)

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  5. Talking of sticks: to me forsythia flowers always look like scrambled egg on a stick :-)
    And you're right: it DOES burst in. With a vengeance.
    You really know how to get a good picture out of them. I have never managed that yet.
    You haven't joined the no-verif club yet?
    Please consider.
    I am now on my third verif try, and if it doesn't work this time, I'm out of here :-(

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    1. Note to self: Figure out how to get rid of word verif. thing...

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  6. Isn't their yellow amazing ? That first electric yellow of spring ! Love it.
    Thanks for celebrating it so well.
    Happy Friday !

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  7. Hi Kim- These are going strong in Ohio right now...the flowers are so densely packed - they really are amazing! Appreciate you coming by and commenting!

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  8. divine haiku ~ rich words ~ awesome photos ~thanks, wishing you a great weekend ~ namaste, carol ^_^

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    1. Hi Carole - I hope you and ArtMuseDog have a great weekend also!

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  9. Yellow!!!
    Such a happy word♥♥♥

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    1. I know - right!?! Thanks for stoppin' by!

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  10. Very appropriate haiku with that photo, and with what's happening in the Northern hemisphere these days. Spring is greening, (and yellowing and coloring), our world and many are joyful. Great post.

    Peace

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! Spring is just EXPLODING all over!!

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  11. forsythia truly is the harbinger of spring! love your haiku and your bursting yellow salutation of spring!

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    1. Hi Rebecca! The forsythia is especially vibrant this year - don't know why...

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  12. Oh lovely! Forsythia does burst open doesn't it!

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    1. One day - nothing...the next day - BAM!! LOL! Thanks for commenting :)

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  13. Hi Libby. I'm just blown away by the composition of your photos. You have a great eye.

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  14. always amazed at the shade of life at the base f a stick that looks so dead.. and then when the time is right.. all cacophony bursts forth! amazing, wonderful, celebration of blooms!

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  15. Nothing speaks so loudly of spring!

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  16. You're right...it really is a miracle, but we don't think of it that way because we have gotten used to it!

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  17. Oh, so beautiful! I bought a red amaryllis bulb in early December and tried to force it in the house, but nothing happened. I planted it in an outdoor pot and forgot about it. This morning I noticed that a tall bulb has appeared. Miracle! As are your forsythia.

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  18. Good luck with the amaryllis - maybe it just needed the sun :)

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  19. Beautiful Forsythia viewing.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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  20. What great yellows! Lovely sign of spring.

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    1. Thanks JM - I was struck by the BRIGHT color, myself!

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  21. Oh, that spring! You just have to watch out for her burstings-in, 'cause you never know when they will happen!

    Conjuring Spring Rain

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    1. I know...you are just walking along, minding your own business and then POW!! LOL!

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  22. The photos and haiku brought back childhood memories... my uncle was a 'flower man/seller' and behind his house he grew forsythia to sell the branches in Spring to his customers. My brother and I were very little, and called this 'Uncle Jan's forest'... thanks for the happy memory!

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  23. Aw...that is a great story! I'm glad the photos made you think of that!!!

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  24. "Wintered" sounds magical, especially when springs bursts in. The fairytale has come to life.

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    1. I was hoping people would "get" my haiku! Glad that you did! Thanks very much for the nice comment :)

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  25. Beautiful photos!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Actually, thank YOU for hosting the Spring Photo Challenge(!)

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