Monday, March 21, 2011

Defining Spring


- to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly
to be released from a constrained position
to come or appear suddenly, as if at a bound
to split or crack 
to leap over

- a leap, jump
- a source or fountainhead of something
- elasticity or resilience 
- an issue of water from the earth
- a source or fountainhead
- the season between winter and summer, characterized by the budding of trees, growth of plants, the onset of warmer weather.

- a line from the quarter of a vessel to an anchor on the bottom, used to hold the vessel at its mooring, broadside to the current.
- the point at which an arch or dome rises from its support.
- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for the season of spring.
- resting on or containing mechanical springs. 
  jump, bound, hop, vault.
recoil, rebound..  shoot, dart, fly. 
start, originate.   emerge, emanate, issue, flow.
  bend, warp.   resiliency, buoyancy. origin, head.   vernal.   
 (definitions from


Judy said...

I can't wait to see all the blossoms blooming on the trees. It seems spring just hasn't quite made it here yet, tho the temps are getting up there and the snow is pretty much gone. Beautiful photos.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It snowed in dirtville, today. I'd love to stick my face in some apple blossoms. Or any kind of blossom, for that matter.

Beautiful photos.

Stella said...

Light rain or light freezing rain or light snow likely in the morning...then snow or sleet in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 10 inches. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Highs in the mid 30s. Windy. East winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Thats tomorrow! Thanks for the definitions, we should now be able to tell if it comes (or not!)

Jo, Stella and Her Z-ness

Kathy said...

A nice collection of fruit blossoms!

Thérèse said...

What a good idea!
Spring is here but rainy weather too!
I love rain in Arizona.
Your blossoms are awesome.

altadenahiker said...

spring, as in "move it." We're still a half step back in winter.

Banjo52 said...

Interesting study of a word! I had never put those together before. And very nice pics.

Naturedigital said...

No need for further definitions.
One can have a look at your beautiful photographs.

Sandra said...

all of this info is really cool. i like the verb best for spring, because that is what everything now is doing. beautiful photos

Barb said...

I'd say your spring is definitely emerging! Lovely blossoms.

Elaine said...

Your photos of spring blossoms are lovely! Although we've had temps a degree or two above freezing for the last couple of days and more of the same predicted for the next week, there is still a whole lot of snow on the ground here. I'll enjoy your spring vicariously, although it's not quite the same thing.....

sealaura said...

what a happy post. I love this time of year and spotting all the new buds and leaves. hope you are having a great first week of spring. :)

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

I liked this info, and your photos are wonderful!

Have a great day!

Saija said...

oh, so lovely! our spring is still hidden by snowbanks! but the sun is nice and bright ...

and i loved your dad post - previous ... and camp letters ... made me smile!

blessings on ya!

Pat Tillett said...

Great post!!!
We are REALLY starting to see some flowers popping up everywhere here. All the storms earlier will pay us back with green hillsides and wild flowers (and allergies!)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Bellissime immagini di primavera !!!
Buona domenica :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

was it a turbine?

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures!