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

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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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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. 

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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.


“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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    • 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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  1. 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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    • 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!


  2. 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.


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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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:

    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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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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