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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot stop spring from coming.”

— Pablo Neruda
LAPC Curves, FOTD March wildflowers

Another quote to give us hope for Ukraine and the rest of the world. I will donate $1 for every like on this post to help the people of Ukraine.

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IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC

This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page. 

For More Ideas

Check out these early-bird participants. This challenge runs until next Tuesday, and they have some awesome quotes, stories, and pictures.

My Choices for Spring Equinox

“All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.”

— E.B. White

DEFINITION: On March 20 or 21st, when the sun crossed the equator. Day and night everywhere on earth were about twelve hours each – hence the term equinox. During the solstices, we get the longest and shortest days. I don’t know about you, but I get them mixed up.

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!”

— Sitting Bull
LAPC Curves, Sunday Stills Black & White Landscape, CMMC D is for Drinking

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

― Virgil A. Kraft

For centuries people have celebrated spring equinox also called the vernal equinox. Besides representing the first day of spring, it is a symbol of rebirth, fertility, and new beginnings. Everyone loves a second chance or a do-over, right? What’s not to love about spring? OK allergies, but let’s not go there!

LAPC Curves, FOTD wildflowers, Sunday Stills B & W CMMC D is for Dog & Distant

 “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke
CMMC D is for Daisies, FOTD CFFC – Metal fence

By the way, this child now loves writing poems. She is in 8th grade, I think. Her mom called me this week and asked what was new. I told her about our visit from Jack and Monica and said, “My house is spotless. You should come to visit.”

“Okay,” she said.

“No I mean it, you should.”

“OK,” she said again.

“Soon!”

“OK,” she said again.

“Well when?” I asked getting excited.

“Soon,” she said.

Now I was suspicious. “Where are you?”

“Frys in Prescott Valley,” she answered.

“So you’re going to be here in ten minutes.”

“About,” she answered.

The visit was way too short, but we had a fun time walking around downtown and visiting before she and her friend were off to Williams, AZ to ride the train to the Grand Canyon the next day.

Enjoying Spring Cell Pics Past and Present

 “We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could.”

― Erica Bauermeister

Most of these flowers are from California. Can you tell which ones are not? Do you feel you just had a prove you are a human test? LOL All of these are cell phone pics with different phones over the years. All have been processed in Bridge to crop them and make them as crisp and clear as possible.

Cell Pic Spring Fun with Friends

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

— Robin Williams

Last week you know if you saw my post “How Do You Make Green Coffee?”, and PPAC Prescott Downtown Art Mural, we had friends who came from CA to visit us. And we partied. I’ve shown many photos from the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Here are three more from the MIM and three from Wickenburg outside the Cowboy Museum.

Not to repeat myself, but… All of these are cell phone pics with different phones over the years. All have been processed in Bridge to crop them and make them as crisp and clear as possible.

Challenges Inspiring WQW Today

Now it’s your turn.

Share something springy that tickles your love of fresh beginnings, young, spring. Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with quotes.

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87 responses to “WQW #12: “You Cannot Stop Spring from Coming.””

  1. […] me. And I’m going attempt to find e. e. cummings quotes or poems to go with all my photos for Marsha’s WQW challenge for this […]

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  2. Sunday Stills: An #Urban Focus – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives Avatar

    […] Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Spring […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Terri. I love how you link to so many challenges in one post. You do yourself proud. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      This is lovely, Sadje.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You’re so welcome. 🙂

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  3. Wind Kisses Avatar

    I love everything about this. Spring! New! Animals! The pictures are beautiful and I loved the commentary about your friend’s visit. I’m sure it was a nice surprise. Donna

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was so much fun. I know you get a lot of company, too. That’s one of the things I like about living here. It’s a destination. 🙂

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      1. Wind Kisses Avatar

        Yes. This year we are planning a few more excursions ourselves. More time. But I do love company.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I bet they come from all over the world judging from where all you have lived and visited. 🙂

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          1. Wind Kisses Avatar

            Mostly New England . I have lots of family there.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Our company is all from California. We have some friends coming in tonight. They called us this afternoon.

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          3. Wind Kisses Avatar

            Oh gosh. You two are amazing. I need a day. Lol.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            It has turned out that they did not come here, but stayed in a hotel. We had a lovely dinner last night at a new place called Colts. If you love smoked meat – hamburger, chicken, pork, even mac and cheese, it’s amazing. If you’ve ever been to Butterfly Burger in Sedona, it’s similar in taste. Very yummy.

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          5. Wind Kisses Avatar

            haven’t been to either. In fact havn’t been that way since the new year.

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            I’m afraid my husband and I are restaurant junkies. Any excuse to go out. …

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          7. Wind Kisses Avatar

            We love to eat out too. But remember I told you Mr. weight Watcher lives in our house? Lol. Everything is carefully planned. That said, we enjoyed maggianos in Scottsdale last weekend. So good. #PPAC too. Just not enough time in the day.

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            True that!

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  4. Toonsarah Avatar

    So many great spring quotes it was hard to choose, but I hope I’ve included at least a couple that are less often quoted: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-inspired-by-spring-blossoms/

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  5. Gallery: inspired by spring blossoms - Travel with me Avatar

    […] at least?!) But I couldn’t resist sharing some more, albeit with a twist. So for Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesdays challenge I’ve had some fun editing some of my photos of spring blossoms, using the Vintage […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love the enthusiasm you exude, Sarah. 🙂

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  6. Spring – Keep it alive Avatar

    […] Written for;WQW #12: “You Cannot Stop Spring from Coming”, hosted by Marsha […]

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  7. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Ooo, Marsha, waiting for your PPAC post so that I can post my daily post. 🙂 Still almost four hours left until Friday finishes here. Plenty of time…

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    1. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

      Hmm… Now it’s 11 pm already. I’ll post my post and edit in your link later. I do hope all is well and nobody is guest-hosting today instead of you!

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        No, just a WP mixup and me too out of it to check.

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      So sorry you had to wait so long. I thought I was posting early! LOL 😂

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      1. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

        No problem, Marsha, I was only hoping that all was okay with you. Just a mixup is easy to handle. 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you for your concern. I wanted to schedule it for 8:00 so I at least had a chance to inform the Featured Bloggers. But I got called in before I realized that it had not published. I have a few hours of being off in la la land after anesthesia, so I didn’t think to even check it, until your comment alerted me to the fact something was wrong. 🙂 Thanks so much!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome post, KL. Big plans!

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  8. restlessjo Avatar

    What a lovely surprise, your friend turning up like that, Marsha. Sounds like a busy time all round.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It has been busy, and yet I have down days where not much happens like today and still have to stay up till midnight to get all my blog posts and comments in order. I guess I should not stop to read. That’s what did me in. 🙂

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  9. Silly Rhymes & Limericks WQW#12 #99wordstories | Rambles of a Raring Writer Avatar

    […] WQW #12 on Marsha Ingrao’s Just Write Blog, I’m sharing an old English proverb that means, don’t be too early swapping your warm […]

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  10. Cee Neuner Avatar

    What a fun post. Your fun photos really fit in a lot of different categories 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I was super pleased about that. I loved the CMMC the most, though. D fits in everywhere! No daffodils, though. I’m sure I have some somewhere. 🙂

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  11. Rebecca Cuningham Avatar

    thanks for all the springy photos!

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  12. JohnRH Avatar

    Excellent. I love the children shots. As noted, monochromes are for winter, color for spring. 😉

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That was Terri’s idea. I was surprised that they looked as good in B&W as they did. The main problem I discovered on my phone is the it doesn’t support Image Compare.

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  13. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    I really like that compare tool in WordPress. It really makes it fun to compare two photos for whatever reason. Nice job on the Curves challenge.
    I am not familiar with the Bridge tool. I should check it out.
    Signs of spring are here in our back yard in Buckeye, but with getting ready to move out, we’ve really not had a chance to enjoy the flowers in our own yard. We hope to start our journey back to North Dakota on Sunday night and we still have a lot of things to do before then.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wow, that’s soon! Sorry you don’t get to enjoy your flowers. I know how that feels. But the financial freedom will be worth it. Vince is still working on our condo. He’s making progress and has someone coming into help him starting tomorrow. It should be done by Sat. or Sunday. Yay!

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  14. Tina Schell Avatar

    Terrific curves Marsha – and what a clever idea to donate for likes!!! here’s to the arrival of spring. It can never come too soon for me!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know! It was super short in CA. Here, it’s a long time coming, it seems, though it is gorgeous today.

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  15. willowdot21 Avatar

    Wonderful photos and hooray for Spring 💜💜

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Willow! All it needs is a few good poems. I did not have time to write any. It took me until after 1:00 pm to finish the post I usually publish at 9:00 am. Yikes!

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      1. willowdot21 Avatar

        Sometimes it’s takes forever another it just all falls into place 💜💜

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It does take me a long time to do a post, sorry to say. I’m so pokey!

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          1. willowdot21 Avatar

            Pokey? Well your post are always excellent! So being Pokey works 💜

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Thanks, Willow. You are so kind.

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          3. willowdot21 Avatar

            💜💜💜

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  16. KL Caley Avatar

    Beautiful quotes and images, Marsha. Thank you so much for featuring my post.
    I’ll need to get my thinking hat on for this week. KL ❤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are welcome. I’m sure spring will inspire you. 🌸💕🌺🌷💐🌹🌼🐇

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Lady Lee.

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  17. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Marsha, I especially enjoyed your slider photos today, although I prefer the colored side, and the Kraft and Bauermeister quotes. Have you read any of Erica Bauermeister’s books? I’ve read all of them, including her non-fiction book, except for her latest Thanks for linking to my post as well. I’ll have to see what I can come up with for spring.

    janet

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I haven’t read them. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll check them out.

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  18. Prior... Avatar

    Fun topic and great post – you weave the challenges in so well.
    And so fun to have friends give late notice of being near! My mother used to do that – she’d say she was a few hours away and then came and didn’t have a set date to leave
    But that was a long time ago

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was fun. Mom didn’t need notice but she lived in Oregon and I lived either in CO or CA. When we lived close it was nice.

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        ☀️🙏

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  19. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Yay, spring has sprung! This is a busy post with which you sure had some good fun, Marsha! You were out and about despite the up and down weather (like ours)! How fun to have s surprise visit (and be ready for company)! I really love your B&Ws and how you showed the difference in image-compare. The image of the cows grazing along the river is stunning in B&W! Great textures in the B&W with Puppy Girl doing her thing. How kind of you to donate $$ on behalf of Ukraine.

    I spent three hours cleaning our travel trailer for our upcoming trip. I changed the bedding, swept and vacuumed…then discovered a water leak likely coming from the water heater which we never used. With all the freezing temps we had, Hans thinks a hose cracked. Good thing I got in there. It’s fixable but nerve-wracking! I need a vacation!! Your post gave me an idea for SS Stills’ “urban.” Yay!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m just getting ready to fund urban pics. Sorry about your leak. You have two homes to maintain!!!!

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        At least the new one is cooperating!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank goodness. The word fund was supposed to be find. LOL. Motor homes and trailers are lots of work.

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  20. Jim Borden Avatar

    sounds like you are loving living in AZ. great photo of the daisies and the little girl…

    and thank you for your donation to Ukraine…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s less than a drop in the bucket. Maybe if I had 20,000 Instagram followers instead of 100 or so.

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  21. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Hooray for Spring! Your photos have captured its arrival brilliantly! 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Donna. I’m honored that you think so!

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  22. Kirstin Avatar

    I enjoyed your quotes…I’ve never heard of the one about the earth being like a child that knows poems. How fun to get a surprise visit. I laughed about the human test…yes, yes I do feel like a human test.

    Here’s my link for this week:https://troyerslovinglife.blogspot.com/2022/03/i-ts-another-week-of-writers-quotes.html

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  23. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Such great pictures Marsha with your great quotes and those cute faces here. Happy spring.. it’s sure sprung here! 💖🌻🌻😘🌈

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I bet it is gorgeous! It beautiful today. Yesterday was cold and very windy, so it goes back and forth.

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  24. Clive Avatar

    Hi Marsha. Thank you so much for featuring my post – I’m pleased you enjoyed it and wanted to share it. A small point: my blog’s web address still contains the original name I began with, but I changed from that when I retired in 2013, as I thought the new name – Take It Easy – was a better reflection of how I hoped my life would be after all those years of corporate drudgery! You said to me that I could feature an older post if it fitted your theme, and you mention that you are looking this week for things which are about fresh beginnings. One of the earlier posts in my Tuesday Tunes series was this one, which I think fits that bill:

    https://cliveblogs.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/tuesday-tunes-41-hope-for-the-future/

    And whilst I didn’t include the song in that post, I’m giving you a quote from the song ‘Closing Time,’ by Semisonic:

    “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

    I think that’s quite poetic.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That is so true. It is very poetic. Thanks for looking to see if anything fit. I will change your name on the featured blogs. It is easy to do. 🙂

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      1. Clive Avatar

        Glad you agree. It’s a good song, too. Thank you for the correction – I doubt if any current readers will recall that earlier incarnation or will have noticed the old name, though, but it avoids any possible confusion 😊

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It’s done. 🙂

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          1. Clive Avatar

            Thank you. Very kind of you to put up with my little quirks!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            No worries. Easy fix. 🙂

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    2. Prior... Avatar

      Clive – that is quite a great line!!

      every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

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      1. Clive Avatar

        An underrated band, in my view, Yvette 😊

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        1. Prior... Avatar

          ☀️😊

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Linked you to WQW this week.

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