Friday, March 21, 2014

The Beauty of Early Spring

Days are getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter and nature around us, is awakening. It's a beautiful time of the year, where possibilities are wide open and nothing seems impossible. The reawakening and transformation of the world around us is truly remarkable.

Early spring was always my favorite time of the year, after early autumn. Maybe it's because it's interesting to watch everything unfold and come into place, or maybe because we yearn through our lives to understand what these phases truly mean. I wanted to share with you these images of early spring taken around Mostar.

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There is no more welcoming sign of spring then blossoms. From the first pale white and yellow flowers to the intense pink colors that soon follow. And out of it all green leaves emerge setting spring in motion.


Remains of a harsh winter can be found too during this period of the year.


On the hills where we took these images, we found colorful beehives.


I almost went through this spider web, since it was so unnoticeable. But luckily I spotted it, before I could destroy it. It was hung around bare tree branches, and some poor flies were stuck to it waiting for the spider to return.


Nothing says transformation of spring in nature, like the change from brown to green. Where bare branches once stood, green leaves and colors start to emerge.



Of course, we took some portraits as well.


My cousin climbed up the tree I stood under, and we made the following images there.


A low angle makes this image seem somewhat more grand and dangerous then it actually was. I wanted the tree branches to really be big in the shot.


 





The sun began to set on this early spring day, and while we returned home, the promise of lush greens stayed behind...


I wish you all a happy start into the weekend.

What does the calendar spring look like in your neck of the woods?

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful spring images Mersad.. I think spring is universally a wonderful time of the year when mother nature wields her magic wand :)

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  2. Hi Mersad. Really nice photos you show today. It's lovely there, and I like the colorful Beehives! We have 19 degrees this, and there will be light snow today with a high of 25 - how's that for spring?? Lol.

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  3. great portraits! and i love the colorful beehives! in fact, your whole town is colorful! have a great weekend :)

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  4. those tree shots are really interesting and I know how difficult it is to get the person behind the tree limbs focused so well like you did these... that is a lot of bee hives and no way would they lose sight of them with all that brilliant color.. the trees in the last photo are my favorite. I love bare limbs of trees and that is rare here in Florida where our trees live year round. we can only tell it is spring because the newer leaves are a much brighter green. we have spring here year round, not much different except the temperatures and the humidity change

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  5. Your photos are beautiful as usually! Spring is everywhere!

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  6. The tree is the PERFECT setting for a photo shoot. Spring? In Santa Fe, trees are already budding and the days and evening are getting warmer. Back home, snow is still on the ground (2.5 inches earlier this week), which I hope is melted by the time we return next week!!

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  7. A beautiful set of images. Kudos to your cousin for being such a cooperative model. :) Great composition and sharp focus in all of these. We awoke to a layer of new snow coating everything today. The old snow still lingers but is much dissipated by now. Birds are returning. Buds and blossoms can't be far behind.

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  8. Beautiful...a nice way to welcome spring!

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  9. Your images are always outstanding. Beautiful! Happy Spring!

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  10. Wonderful images of spring, Mersad, and your captures are superb as always! A great way to welcome spring it is indeed! Hope you and your family are ready for a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  11. Nice to see that Spring has come to your 'neck of the woods'. Spring is in full on here in the red rock desert of southern Utah.

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  12. Blossom and blue skies, gorgeous. Nice tree pics too..

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  13. Wunderschöne Bilder, wie immer, ich mag besonders das erste und das vierte mit dem Spinnennetz. Liebe Grüße

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  14. More than just lovely pictures, Mersad. They tell a fun little story of a walk outdoors. The beehives are a nice touch.

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  15. I was impressed with the colorful beehives. They have always been white around here and are not where you can find them easily.

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  16. Oh how I love Spring! You've captured some of it's beauty so well here. Those tree blossoms are so lovely. Such colorful beehives. Here the only one's I've ever seen are plain white. - Great portrait shots. You both are very photogenic.

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  17. Beautiful spring captures
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  18. Oh I am loving this. It is so warm and sun shining in my neck of the woods today. Great shots.

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  19. Nista ljepse od budjenja prirode poslije zime!

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  20. I love the shot of the bee hives at a distance. used to raise bees and harvest the honey. this cluster of hives made me think of Brasilian favelas (slums) with the confusion of painted buildings.....

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  21. As a beekeeper, I am in love with those colorful hives.

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  22. Spring looks like a good time of year in your town. These photos all benefit from being enlarged.

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  23. A lovely post, Mersad. I think my favourite shot is the third from last, the new shoots and tiny blossom buds.

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  24. Beautiful, delicate spring! I love the newness of the season, captured so well here...

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  25. Hi there, i love your images. Makes me want to have a walk there too <3

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  26. Every one a winner, Mersad. Great portraits and great nature shots. Loved to see so many beehives since bees are rapidly in decline.

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  27. Beautiful images!!! Especially love the portraits!!!

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  28. thank you for your kind comment on my post. I think Spring is my favorite time of year. all the new sprouting and budding. lovely pictures! like the portraits as well.

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  29. Gorgeous photos! The first one is my favorite! Very nice colors.

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  30. One of a kind is right. God certainly made one of a kind with Charlie. So many memories. photography nw1

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