I have two favorite seasons: Spring and Autumn. Choosing between them, although difficult, Spring would win. Both are photographic wonders, but I don’t have to travel so far to experience Spring’s beauty. Sacramento is a wonderland of blossoms and regeneration of wildlife. This week, Sofia of Photographias encourages us to share our thoughts and images of Spring.

Every Spring Ananda Village, in Nevada City, volunteers plant amazing tulips for visitors. It is getting so popular that we now have to make reservations.

North Table Mountain was formed by volcanic activity and has an array of beautiful wildflowers each Spring.

Speaking of wildflowers, there is nothing more beautiful than a mountain of wild California Poppies.

There are also beautiful rose gardens in the Sacramento area. These were taken at the McKinley Park Rose Garden.

Each Spring the owners of Maple Leaf Gardens used to host an open house for the public.

Wild mushrooms also make an appearance in Spring.

Spring is also the time for birds to nest.

Each Spring, geese families strut around the pond in my neighborhood. You’ve got to watch out for the dads though, they are very protective of their goslings.

Spring is definitely a time for renewal, hope and beauty. We will be ready for it after the Winter most of us have been experiencing.

Thank you Sofia for this challenge that brought beauty to our computers. When you respond, please remember to link to Sofia’s post and tag Lens-Artists. I will be challenging you next week, so look for my post.

If you would like to participate weekly in our Lens-Artists Challenge, click here for more info. 

33 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #241 – Spring

  1. Lovely shots, Anne! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods, with no serious issues because of snow or flooding. Here, more rain, but fine. Spring, though, is definitely letting herself be known – trees, flowers in bloom. It is certainly lovely to see, and your photos capture the season so well.


    1. Thanks Tina! It’s good to be back. I had a great time shooting with Leanne Cole. I’ve just started editing pictures. Right now it’s raining again and I’m not sure what kind of spring and summer we’ll have in California. Last year, the wind took out all the almond blossoms. Let’s hope!

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  2. Such beautiful florals and wildlife, Anne! Spring and Autumn in Sacramento are indeed a photographer’s dream. I miss seeing the sublime California poppies, but hopefully as we travel south in a few days, I’ll see some. I remember the line of cars to get into Daffodil Hill years ago. Also, if you haven’t done this, go visit the Sacramento state campus between Veterans day and Thanksgiving to see the Grove of ginkgoes, on the north end of campus. Visitor parking is free 😀

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  3. As I read this, I think you might be in the midst of one last storm( for a bit). To read the previous comment, it tells me you are good. Let Spring begin! Such a nice showing of the places you wander. Oh how I would love to see Ananda Gardens. Tulips are a favorite of mine. Very nice gallery Anne.

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