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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Are you ready to spring in with your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: 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

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. Nice pics down in my neck of the woods we are in Fall.

  2. nenskei says:

    I guess Ireland will just be my forever dream place to visit in.

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  4. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody.
    Here my entry for this week
    Ciao ciao
    http://max510.com/2015/03/22/a-new-fresh-spring/

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  7. Leya says:

    Not much of Spring here yet…but your photos are giving me hope! Glorious!
    http://wp.me/p1hCI2-4eb

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  10. viaja2 says:

    Hola Ailsa,
    Por aquí también es primavera aunque llevamos unos días con bastante frío y lluvia otra vez.
    Esta es mi entrada para esta semana.
    https://viaja2photography.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/spring-primavera/

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  12. DailyMusings says:

    Your prompt helped get me more in the mood for spring, since it is still freezing cold here! https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/travel-theme-spring/

  13. Great theme! I join in with my interpretation: http://wp.me/p4YOtr-1Dz

  14. in80plays says:

    So pretty! It’s -10 in Toronto today, so these beautiful pictures and adorable lambs give me hope and a bit of envy. 🙂

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  16. klara says:

    beautiful colors. not so much blossoming around here yet (and days are often cold and gray), but I found in park today another symbol of spring (in some parts of Europe, not in Belgium):
    http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/03/travel-theme-spring.html

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  18. lolaWi says:

    beautiful images of spring! here’s my entry: https://lolawi.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/spring-2/

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  22. lumar1298 says:

    Beautiful pictures… Here’s my entry for the spring challenge: https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/travel-theme-spring/

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  29. fgassette says:

    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! Here is my entry. http://wp.me/p23TG1-3ME

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  32. jetseteatrepeat says:

    Nice photos!

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  34. Dina says:

    Gorgeous! I love your last quote
    Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
    It oust a big smile on my face. 🙂

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  38. Loved the cherry blossoms photo (second one down)

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