31 March 2010

corner view "spring"







I have to admit. When I suggested this topic I was feeling pretty confident. We had already had 2 days of blue skies and the terrazas were full.... Then I typed the theme "spring" and well, everything went down hill. Coats and scarves were again the dress code, and hot chocolate the drink of choice... (I apologized to my fellow Vitorianos...sorry Ibb!) Anyway, I did manage to capture a few signs of spring... Knowing the climate here, I should have waited till June... ;)

Next week´s theme comes from JGY and is "vending machines."

Happy spring everyone!




91 comments:

Angie Muresan said...

I know the feeling, Jane. We had just two or three days of it ourselves. Got my post up too, but I'm afraid my photos aren't nowhere near as good as yours.

Angie Muresan said...

Yeah, baby! I was the first to comment! So childish, I know, but that rarely happens to me.

kenza said...

Your photos are beautiful as usual! Thank you.

Cobalt Violet said...

Fantastic combination of photos! Love the "purple" shot! Not so sure I could pull off that look. :)

It was beautiful here too and the clouds rolled in today and it's supposed to rain tomorrow. Sigh.
At least it's not flooding here. Always something to keep things in perspective when you turn on the news!

Emily said...

If you ask me, crazy weather is as much a part of spring as flowers! Great pictures!

Bichos da Matos said...

Love the little girl jumping! And we can feel spring is in air by your photos!

Lollipop said...

yep, not bad!
Here we are still freezing....
let's wait until june!

anna said...

Same here. But you really managed to capture the feeling off spring!These shots make me happy :)

kristina - no penny for them said...

there is so much buzzing energy in your spring photos - love it!

p.s.: it's up and down - weatherwise - in berlin too!

p.p.s.: love the new theme for next week.

ibb said...

Hahaha...don´t worry. There is a phrase said here "Hasta el 30 de mayo no te quites el sayo" more or less til 30 of may don´t leave warm clothes away.
So this is the reason why I am with flu, hahahaha. Too many up and downs in temperature.

Love the photos.

jacomien said...

It's the light that makes your pics so springy I guess. Although it's not warm yet, spring is definitely in the air (together with the dark clouds these days...).

For me, spring is also about the world getting green & light again. Love it!

missvanham said...

love the jumping girl. happy easter jane

Daan said...

It's rainy and stormy here, too, thick woolen sweaters, ready to bring to the wintercloset for months, were taken out and put on ...

-x-

Grey Lemon said...

Great photos, especially the street style one! I think we came accross the same tree...

L'Atelier said...

i am really feeling for you folks in the northern hemisphere! this was really a loooooooong winter! but we no longer able to hang on summer round here- so maybe spring will come to you :)
love the photos- despite the scarfs, the colour of the light has changed and it does look like spring is ready to take the reigns!
happy spring

Theresa said...

Sounds like my home town. I like the images. Happy day!

Jenna said...

Same here! The weather has been so sporadic..

Bonnie said...

love the shorts and leggings

Purple Flowers said...

I like the photos of real life everyday activities.

isabelle said...

great shots, I love what you captured ...

likeschocolate said...

Sounds alot like here. One minute is is hot and the next day it is cold.

Crescent Moon said...

The shorts with tights look like something teenagers in Florida would wear. It does get below freezing here in the winter, but some of the kids at school don't seem to own any long pants. That jump rope picture is great!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Beautiful. You never cease to amaze. xoxoxox g.

Ocean Girl said...

The mood is Spring. You captured it.

Eternally Distracted said...

Great pics.. especially love the skipping one - oh how I wish I could jump that high without needing oxygen ;0)

Line said...

wonderful shots in the street, happy spring!!

Francesca said...

Well, at least you got 2 days of spring-like weather... Ibb says you should keep your "sayo" for another whole month, and the good news is that you don't need to do any spring cleaning until then:)

pien said...

blossom is spring.
here wind and storm
coffee and fire

gonna check my sheep.. again...

juanita de la vega said...

Second pic FABOULOUS! BRAVISSIMA
BESOTES

Cacahuete_sr said...

The same thing happened here! It's been pouring non-stop for over 3 days! We are wearing winter coats and hats and the wind is terrible! It's so dark it even looks like it's been dusk for the past 3 days! Glad to see you had some sunlight :)

cindy said...

spring looks pretty good to me even with a few extra layers. i love the first image. the blossoms seem so light and fluffy against the pretty blue sky.

Lisa notes... said...

You always have the most intriguing images to share, Jane! I love seeing these corner views because our corners really can be so different and enlightening.

Cabrizette said...

oh, the next theme will be great !!! so funny ; )

Christy said...

It is FINALLY peeking out here - the last few days have been cold and rainy, and now we have blue skies and it's warming up! Lovely photos, as always. Hope your warm weather returns before June!!

Joyce said...

Oh Jane spring is everyday I visit here- you know how to brighten our hearts! Great shot of the gal jump romping. Now next week's topic is going to be tough I can't image anywhere I go I see a vending machine. Hmmmm.... Do you think maybe the police dept?! xo

l i s e said...

spring, being outside longer than inside, nice photos
happy spring to you jane

liza said...

Spring for us just means heavier snow that melts faster.
Your photos are perfect, Jane!

juliette said...

we have the same problem here! came out lovely though!

KathyA said...

I know what you mean. The weather here has been so mercurial -- literally and figuratively! Yesterday the 40s and rain -- today sunshine and 70s!!!

Ma life à moi said...

This week is so cold and windy in Paris too! Anyway, happy Spring Jane !

Mlle Paradis said...

I should check you at about midnite my time then maybe i'd get a shot at being the first commenter! I just looked at your etsy shop - nice, very tempting selection!

Di said...

Don't worry = it's not just you! Much of Scotland has been blanketed in snow and buffeted by 60 mile per hour winds over the last 24 hours!!

Lovely photos by the way!
Roll on spring!

la casita said...

oh here 's the same, today is so cold that seems winter again... sigh!
love this set of photos!
X

Conny said...

Well that's Spring for you: so fickle! Love the "spring" in the jump-roping girl's step!

RNSANE said...

That always seems to be the way. You have the tease of a few wonderful spring-like days, then it suddenly becomes blustery for a short while. Spring is really here, though...Easter is Sunday!!

RNSANE said...

That always seems to be the way. You have the tease of a few wonderful spring-like days, then it suddenly becomes blustery for a short while. Spring is really here, though...Easter is Sunday!!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Yep same here Last week some gorgeous weather. This week like winter again! Still its great seeing somemany spring like pictures on CV this week. And a spring in the step of the girl jumping too.

nicola@which name? said...

i love the jump rope photo!
nicola

caitlin said...

It's been the same here. One minute Spring, and the next Winter Wonderland. Blah I say, blah.

Love the pictures!

Tiphaine said...

hello Jane, I love your pictures !! I love them because they are so alive !!! No spring here in Guyana but felicidade....

sunnymama said...

Crazy un-spring like weather here too today. Your pictures are great though. Love the first and the last ones. :)

CrowNology said...

:D
Mother Nature is a contrary one for certain...So beautiful though, one has to forgive...
I love these...Great composition. Interesting and pretty...
xo
Andrea

Valerie said...

scarves & coats here in western france, too :( spring is a little late this year...
but no matter what, i enjoyed your beautiful photos. and always a delight to travel everywhere in the world to see others' corner view photos

Eliane Zimmermann said...

looks so much more like spring than here in ireland!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

Jane, we just got hit with lots of wind, rain and then snow!
I am so so ready for spring. At least the daffodills are out around town! they arent affraid :)

Don said...

It looks like spring to me! Nice set of photos.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

We're swinging wildly back and forth between seasonal extremes here as well...but then, spring is supposed to be a wild and woolly ride, isn't it?

btw I love the purple tights and bag....pretty sweet!

Robin said...

Happy Spring to you! Even if it didn't feel like it for a bit.

janis said...

I love those shots, especially the shorts/argyle one! Really gives me an idea of what your street scene in spring must be like :^)
xo

Skylar said...

Love the first photo, beautiful!

Rana said...

Beautiful photos. We are finally getting warm weather here too. My daughter and I spent the afternoon lounging in the grass.

Ruth said...

It's the same here, too :(

But I've still got my gray, dreary pictures up!

Hope Chella said...

I love these pictures and your blog :) xx

http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

Kirsten said...

Happy Spring to you, Jane!! The sunny days of Spring will be with us soon! :)

Koey said...

It's beautiful!
I can feel spring too:-)Happy Spring!

Jennifer said...

That branch of blossoms-
That gal in the purple/shorts-
The jumping child-
great shots!

AG Ambroult said...

great shots. I need those purple tights. and those white blossoms are an inspiration.

Demara said...

Love your photos! And same here about the weather, although I imagine what's cold is just spring showers but I don't like it.I don't like rain at all :(

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh! Ahora que voy para allá cambia el tiempo, pero creo que hoy a salido el sol, no? Espero que el tiempo nos de una tregua, un abrazo , Graciela

la ninja said...

hola, pajarito sin cola,
hero too. spring sprang and then immediately fled for the hills (or wherever it is seasons hide), the bastard.

I didn't play this week. couldn't be bothered with bright yellow flowers, blossoming buds, bunnies and chickadees...

ninja has to stay hard sometimes, you see. no fluffiness for ninja. :P

(love the "saltar a la comba" pic, by the way; didn't know kids still did that. yay.)

la ninja said...

is that you, wearing the short shorts, by the way? (of course it is)

nathalie et cetera said...

Ha! I know exactly what you are talking about. It's been raining and grey all week. Hoping for a sunnier, warmer weekend...

Dorte said...

Beautiful shots, Jane! Hope the spring weather has returned by now. It´s lovely down here in Málaga today ;)

Hope Chella said...

Thanks :)

http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

Pascale said...

The same happened here in Paris - the last couple of days we had to take our winter jackets again and we got soaking wet a couple of times too...
But your pictures are great, as always!!

Emma said...

I am sure Spring will love your shots too...and the sun will come out ;-)
Emma from SaN francisco

Kari said...

great photo's. I love the first one - is it for sale?!
Happy Spring. It's coming....

Lollipop said...

finaly, I'm in ;-)
my cv is online

outi said...

great shot of a girl jumping rope! and others too, full of spring.
happy easter dear Jane!

Sunmallia said...

I usually wait until August to call Spring in my neck of the woods, LOL. Great snaps you got before the rain came though.

Polly said...

It's so so cold here in Krakow, your photos brought me a few fresh rays of spring. I miss it! Wonderful shots

Linnea&Emily said...

Beautiful photographs. We are "on assignment" and bring pictures to you from our trip to Washington DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. http://wingandnest.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/cornerview-spring/

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Jane, I'm just back from Spring Break vacation and your photos made me smile-- Love the purple argyle tights.

It's turned cold here too. Hopefully spring will actually arrive and STAY soon.

Happy weekend.
jj

Liss said...

That jump rope photo makes we want to get the skipping rope out. Looking forward to vending machines as a topic.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

No matter if chocolate was necessary ! Your spring is full of life !

n a t s u m i said...

Spring is my favorite season! Flowers just startded blooming here in NY too!
Enjoy the weaher!!

RosaMaría said...

sometimes the weather is a little crazy anywhere... your photos are so great! Love the little girl jumping! thanks!

G4þRI€L said...

very intlligent your's pictures!

Cole said...

Lovely pictures Jane! Our spring has come and feels like it is leaving us too quickly on the other end. High of 86 today! Ai-ya!

Elisa, Croatia said...

Que fotos.Muy bonitas. Espero que con la llegada de primavera los dias sean mejores.

Saludos.

kim said...

Did you ask that girl if you could take a picture of her butt, or did you just take it?