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22 April, 2012

When Flowers Bloom Even in the Springtime

In the good, lovely days where I still owned a VCR and my mother hadn’t thrown away all my VHS tapes, I owned a video called Barney’s 1 2 3 4 Seasons, which was a forty-five minute long movie about Barney teaching little kids all about the seasons, and what they looked like.  Unfortunately, Barney taught me to have high expectations for the weather.  Silly me, thinking climate should be constant.  In California, you can’t say “Bye bye, winter wardrobe, make way for my summer wardrobe!”  You don’t have separate wardrobes—both, combined, are your year-round wardrobes.

Last year, it rained the most during the summer and August than it had during November and December.  Last week, it was 70+ degrees all day, but this weekend has been pretty cloudy.  And I keep seeing pictures from blogs in New York with their cherry blossom trees and their pretty flowers and, well, I still haven’t seen nice flowers around here, so I thought I’d share my findings in case you haven’t caused spring fever either.

All pictures linked to their Flickrs!  Yay for credit!




This last picture’s from when I went to Legoland last year.

27 comments :

  1. Oh, such beautiful inspirational photos!
    The weather has been pretty strange here in England too. First we had big, blooming blossom trees, now the wind has carried the blossoms away and it's murky, grey and raining.

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  3. oh my gosh. you took ALL of these?
    beauty they are amazing
    just the sort of imagery i need before i doze off. You are seriously amazing miss!
    ps. YES, find a way to wear nuts and bolts with your outfit! will definitely keep you posted dear ;)
    much love x

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    1. Unfortunately, I didn't, these were taken by incredibly talented photographers (when you click each picture, it takes you to their Flickr accounts)-- except the last one, the awful picture was taken by me!

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  4. Aahhhhh, you chose gorgeous pictures. I love when spring finally awakes and everything gets greener and greener. I know how you feel about the seasons though, although here in Europe I still kind-of have summer and winter wardrobe. I used to have a super cool book where each season would have gorgeous drawings on how it looked like. Winter covered with snow, summer filled with beach-trips... I guess everything seemed better in childhood (and in books). :')

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  5. Oh, amazing ! This photos made me want to do the same kind of post, it's wonderful how much inspiration you can get out of this pictures xx

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    Det ville bare være dejligt!
    Jeg er nu læser af din blog :-)
    xoxo ALMA

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    1. Google Translate is sometimes handy and you are speaking in Danish! Ha ha! Danish! Danish, everyone!

      God I hope this translates well: "Du og din ven er bedårende!"

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  7. Oh my gosh, the climate is exactly the same in England! Possibly worse. You definitely can't say "bye, winter... hello spring!" because all four seasons feel like Winter. You chose beautiful pictures. I love the second and second to last ones.
    Your picture of the flowers in Legoland is so pretty!

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  8. the car one hurts my heart. in a good way. cuba?? xx

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    1. Snap-- you're right, it's Cuba! You've got a good eye! (How did you know?!)

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    2. i went to havana with a friend a couple of years ago, spent the whole time lusting over how beautiful it is. classic cars! straw hats! sunshine and rum! YES PLEASE xx

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  9. man, what beautiful flowers!! the spring will come, I'm sure :) here in Australia, we've been slowly easing into autumn with 30C days and lots of sunshine... and now all of a sudden the leaves are all yellow and littering the floor, I've donned my scarf already, and it didn't stop raining all night!

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  10. really dreamy, there's a rose bush near my house I've been meaning to take a photo of, this post was a beautiful reminder x

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    1. Do take a picture of it before bunnies have it for lunch!

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  11. Photographs of flowers are so lovely. I've been reposting quite a few of them on tumblr. The weather isn't very constant here in Melbourne either.

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  12. Haha this definitely applies to the weather here in Sydney as well, it's been pretty warm here for autumn. I'm the opposite, though, I want autumn/winter to come on properly already - I want to wear coats!

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  13. I absolutely adore these old fashioned photos!

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  14. Love all of these shots... so beautiful!

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  15. Those photos are absolutely beautiful! xx

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  16. Aww.. all these photos are amazing!

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  17. those photos are just stunning!

    me too, i have a all year round wardrobe- i dont believe in oo now its winter, let's pack away the spring clothes. duh you can wear summery dress at winter times, just pair it with wooly tights, doc marten and sweaters!!! haha

    xo
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  18. Such a beautiful collection of photographs

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