Travel theme: Spring

Woohooo! It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and what an auspicious vernal equinox it has turned out to be, coinciding with both a solar eclipse and a supermoon. I’m so excited for the return of long days I can hardly contain my excitement, so this week’s travel theme is celebrating all things spring-y. First up, some funny little harbingers of spring, two fuzzy lambs grazing near the Rock of Cashel.

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Next up, a photo of springtime in Seattle with cherry blossom lined streets and the occasional pink tulip tree.

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Sticking with blossom, my all-time favourite flower, the shy and delicate wild primrose in all its pastel glory. This for me is the essence of springtime in Ireland.

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Growing up in the countryside, I would wander through meadows filled with primroses in springtime, every so often spotting a rare clump of pink primroses. They were in far too remote a place to be crosses of cultivated varieties, they were the elusive wild pink primroses of Ireland. I haven’t seen them for many years but just yesterday, along a remote country lane in the county of Wexford, I spotted a clump of those rare pale pink primroses. What an amazing way to start off the spring.

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xxx Ailsa

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  – Mark Twain

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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99 Responses to Travel theme: Spring

  1. suej says:

    Woohoo indeed, Ailsa! I’m feeling spring -ey today, so will be posting soon!!

  2. chava61 says:

    Since it is snowing in my neck of the woods, it doesn’t exactly feel like spring today.

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  4. suej says:

    And here we are, Spring, in a nice fresh way: http://suejudd.com/2015/03/20/fresh-in-spring/

  5. Lovely photos of spring. We are now officially into Autumn here.

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  10. Adorable youngsters, Ailsa! And yes, spring is here, with sweet tender colors. Can you feel it? 😀
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  12. Francesca says:

    Beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees Ailsa. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, different flowers and animals appear.

    https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/fresh-autumnal-days-by-the-sea/

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  14. Heyjude says:

    Love your lambs! Now what am I going to post for this having just done flowers? Mmmm… deep frown.

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  16. romulofied says:

    beautiful images my friend!

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  20. aj vosse says:

    still quite drab around our parts but the signs that we’re springing are appearing faster by the day! 😉 Happy spring!! May all your pent up winter’s blues wash away in the happy warm colours of spring!! 😛

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  22. All too topsy-turvy for me! We are just entering autumn here in Australia, so I had to dig through my archives to find some Spring shots for you. Such different flowers to your delicate ones…these seem so much more robust. But I love the northern hemisphere Spring too!
    http://aglasshalf-full.com/2015/03/21/remembering-springtime/

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  26. poppytump says:

    Love your fuzzy lambs in their just- a – little -to- big- for – them coats Ailsa 🙂
    What a glorious start to Spring here in your photos !

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  28. Yoohoo! It is Spring… although in the north there is snow again!!!
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  31. Tina Schell says:

    Hurrah – it’s about time!! Beautiful florals Ailsa – and the Larsen quote is priceless! I’ve responded here https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-fresh-and-travel-theme-spring/

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  41. rabiaadil says:

    This is such a happy, warm and sunny picture – made me smile!

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