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First signs of life: first day of spring in Vancouver

Many have suffered through a long, difficult, cold and snowy winter. Here in the Canadian Southwest, the first day of northern spring has brought blue skies, warm sun, and the appearance of cherry blossoms. Fresh colours and fresh flowers provide encouraging signs of new life, and warmer sunnier days lie ahead for everyone across country and continent.

Fortunately, the morning light illuminated these blossoms beautifully, and I created the right depth of field to get pink splotches of bokeh against blue sky in the background. The settings were 1/1000s, f/4, ISO200, and 95mm focal length.

Spring/autumn equinox (northern/southern hemisphere) for 2014 occurred at 1657h GMT on March 20. I made the photo above at 1658h GMT (958h local), about a minute after the moment of spring equinox, at MacLean Park in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada, on 20 March 2014.

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4 Responses to “First signs of life: first day of spring in Vancouver”

  1. Maria Falvey

    Amazing how a simple photo of something often overlooked can change a day.
    I was having a good day and now, having viewed these blossoms… it’s even better and I can’t stop smiling.


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Maria. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. 🙂 For many in North America, it’s been a long cold winter, and with spring’s arrival, I wanted to show that there’s hope, beauty, and new life out there, and a lot more sun and warmth, too. Thanks again!


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