Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring


Pansies begging to be planted (Photo: Huffygirl)

I thought I’d give this a try. WordPress is encouraging bloggers to take part in a Weekly Photo Challenge. Each Friday they offer a theme for a photo challenge. They didn’t mention anything about prizes or anything, so I’m not sure what the “challenge” part is. Maybe the challenge is just to do it, not to see who does it best, although, hey WordPress, maybe picking a winner is not a bad idea. Just sayin’.

Anyway, today the challenge is SPRING. Here in Michigan, it doesn’t look much like spring yet, but fortunately I visited a spring garden expo today, and took my camera along. To me, nothing says spring more than a trip to the greenhouse. I hope these spring photos will give you enough of a taste of spring until the real thing gets here!

Handmade table (Photo: Huffygirl)

This table and chair set was handmade by one of the greenhouse employees. There is a “stream” that runs down the middle of the table, drips off the end into a rock-covered recirulating pump. The pipe to recirculate the water back up to the table is hidden in one of the table legs. The chairs don’t look very inviting, but wouldn’t his look great on your patio?

Stream and waterfall (Photo: Huffygirl)

Waterfall, man-made of course (Photo: Huffygirl)

This stream and waterfall looked so real, it was hard to believe it was man-made. If you look closely, you can see the rims of some of the pots showing in the background.

If you get a chance to attend a spring garden expo, do it. It may just tide you over until spring.

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20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

  1. Great photos, Huffygirl, and welcome to the Weekly Photo Challenge. I don’t think there is a prize, but it’s great fun, especially going and looking at the photos others take.

    I have the same problem as you…tons of snow still on the ground and more coming every other day. It’s going to be a challenge this week to find something springlike to snap. The other challenges were a lot of fun: boundaries, refuge, home.

    • Thanks Sandra. Fortunately our snow is gone, but there’s no budding trees or tulips coming up yet – still much too soon. I went to the garden expo today hoping to get a picture of tulips to use on my header (which I did). Then I came home and saw the photo challenge post, and just couldn’t pass it up – I already had all the ammunition I needed.

      You’ll have to put your thinking cap on to find something in your area, or just pull out a picture you took last spring?

  2. Inspiring. That table is beautiful! Chairs a bit scratchy. Even here in Northern Cal it is too early to think about the garden. Daffodils are everywhere blooming, and certain trees have blossoms. Two morning in a row now I have been awakened by hail beating on the roof. Good thing no tender plants are out there.

    • Daffodils and hail all on the same day? Sounds more like Michigan.
      Wouldn’t it be great to have that table on your patio? I think I would want some different kind of chairs that you can actually sit on though.

  3. I love that table. That is so cool. Thanks for sharing these shots. I saw some furry buds on the trees during last evening’s walk. And it was so warm, people were wearing shorts. Yay!!! Can’t wait for the super-full moon tonight.

    • Yes she is indeed. I’m still waiting for it to get warm enough to bike. Days like today are a tease – I try to talk myself into it – the sun is shining, it won’t be that cold, then I realize that all the while I’m psyching myself up, I’m wearing a down jacket. Rule of thumb – if you’re still wearing down, it’s probably too cold for you to run/bike outside.

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