Wow, what a theme for this week. Amy is our host and she enjoys the colors of spring.
April started very cold this year. We even have had two days with a lot of snow. All the colors of spring were covered by 10-15 cm of snow.
So, I’m presenting a bit of contrast: color vs. white. All the images are taken this week: Tuesday and Wednesday
14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challange 143: “Colorful April””
Ha! GREAT photos. Spring is what it is!
Yep! Thanks, John.
It does look cold where you are. Beautiful images of color vs. white. Excellent selections!
Thanks, Amy. Yes, it’s too cold for the season at the moment
Even though the plants probably don’t agree, I love the beauty of these shots, the meeting of winter and spring with the daily outcome unsure. 🙂 Reminds me of the years we lived in the Midwest, wonderful memories. My photos today are from Arizona, a very different spring. 🙂
hmm, I’m not sure. An ice or snow cover also saves the sensitive petals from freezing. Fruit farmers intentionally wet the fruit blossoms when the weather forecast proposes freezing (night) temperatures. So I guess, the blossoms might be quite happy to be saved from the cold wind.
This year is colder here than it should be. Although we already have many plants blooming, it’s less than usual. I guess nature is about 2-3 weeks behind. We have a saying here “April, April, der macht was er will” which translates to “The April does what he wants to”. The weather during April is just like the summer in Iceland: it’s possible to have all 4 seasons in a couple of hours. So, it’s not uncommon to have some snow in April. But this year it lasted quite long and it was a lot.
We had the same sort of weather when we lived in Ohio and Illinois. The wildflowers would come out but sometimes there would be snow as well.
That’s spring. Jumping (springing) around 😊
Those poor flowers but the snowy contrast to spring makes for great images, André. 🌷❄️
thank you so much, Jane. 😊 I just explained that the blossoms even might be happy about the snow because it warms. The con is no bees are around to pollinate them.
Oh dear Andre – your poor little flowers freezing under a blanket of snow! The images are beautiful as always but you must let us know if the flowers survived their blast of cold!
The hyacinths survived the snow. They are already near the end of their booming time. So, this wouldn’t be a disaster. The tulip tree still has all the blossoms closed. It’s still too cold (only about 4°C). But the forecast prognoses rising temperatures. We should have about 10 degrees more now. That’s April. All 4 seasons in a few hours or at least a couple of days. Until Maudy Thursday we had nice 20°C. From White Friday the conditions became worse. A bit like a tiny winter 🙂
Unless the snow cover, its very colorful indeed.
yep – all of the spring colors are covered by a white, cold blanket