Welcome Spring

First sign of spring
First sign of spring

To celebrate the first week of spring, here is a drawing I did recently for the Creative Juices blog, for our “What The Doodle”. The word to illustrate for that week was “welcomed” and what could be more welcome than the flowers in spring?

Spring is one of the most visually stimulating seasons (at least in cooler climates) because it changes so quickly, often from one day to the next. The grass turns from dull gray to green, the trees form buds, then flowers, then leaves. Tulips and daffodils bloom, along with forsythia, azalea and fruit trees. Birds become more active and plentiful. Everywhere you go, nature is coming back to life, if you know where to look.

But make sure you look fast, because if you blink, you’ll miss it.

3 thoughts on “Welcome Spring

  • March 24, 2010 at 10:31 am
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    Welcome, spring! It’s definitely a pick-me-up to see green shoots in our backyard garden. Hope, and spring, springs eternal 🙂

  • March 25, 2010 at 6:15 am
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    Yahoo! Love your drawing, John – nothing says ‘spring’ quite like the first brave green thing to peek its head up from the ground. I hope you have a wonderful season!
    (Incidentally, it’s also one of the best times to take a nice, relaxing break…) 🙂

  • March 25, 2010 at 10:19 am
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    Thanks for the comments! Spring is my favorite season, and I love how the flowers and trees all seem to take turns blooming, so there’s always something to look at. It’s a great time of year!

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