For this week’s challenge, share a photo which describes what spring means to you. It can be a flower in bloom (or a field of them!), a May Day celebration, or even some kids enjoying the sun after a long winter indoors.

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Dadda! Wagon go faster! Keep going faster. Dadda WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

It may have passed you by, but yesterday was May Day. It’s a holiday that’s been celebrated for millennia in a multitude of forms by a variety of cultures all over the Western hemisphere as the first day of spring; when winter has finally loosened its clutches on the world (well, the northern part of it at least!) and the landscape begins to come alive again with green, growing things. No matter where you are in the world, it’s a time of change.

It also seems to signal the exact moment when little boys and girls absolutely must be outside from dawn to dusk (and beyond, if they’re allowed!). To me, “spring” means little kids being pulled in endless circles while they giggle and shout and beg for longer and faster rides in their shiny Radio Flyer wagon:

Image of “Spring Time Kids” by Ash Rhodes.

For this week’s challenge, share a photo that shows what spring means to you. It can be a flower in bloom (or a field of them!), a May Day celebration, or your dog luxuriating in the grass after a long winter indoors. Maybe it’s a shot you took on a spring break trip, or your family wearing Easter finery.

No matter which hemisphere you’re in, think about how the season’s change will expand your own chance to play outside, taking pictures as you go!

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      1. Wow—i visited your site, and the photo you featured is glorious: it’s not easy to capture a bird soaring… towards the sun! (As you can see, WordPress featured your post “Hope from Above” in this week’s page) (see featured posts section).
        I was inspired by that photo… Here it is: because humans don’t fly, I used some special effects to make my sister soar to the clouds! Hope people like this experiment, on a spring day, my post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring, photo by J, age: 9; spring jump-for-joy- earth-is-aglow modeled by Myra Lambino, at:


  1. I’ll have to come back and post some pictures when I get home of my daughter. I got some great shots the one or two days it was actually nice out here. This whole week has been nothing bu rain and sadness so we haven’t gotten outside. Definitely tying in with “April Showers Bring More Flowers” since I can see the blossoms popping up on everything now! Thank goodness.


  2. This is a great way to share what spring means to you this year! I think I may have to join your challenge. I love the Earth, It almost hurt me to see how long it took for the cherry blossoms to blossom this year because of mean ol’ man winter. So I shall post one today! Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. For people who are in the Northern Hemisphere, they get spring; all things bright and beautiful. Us here in the Philippines, we get a hot and dry summer. This summer, in particular, is extremely hot and is almost unforgiving. It is still beautiful, though! It’s a good thing we have so many beaches! ;) Thank you for this challenge. I’ll see what I can come up with. :)


  4. This picture is really cute! We have several pictures of me and my cousin in an old wooden wagon with my grandpa pulling us down the street.


  5. the spring photo challenge is showing a dead link when clicked. wordpress users in your postaday twitter account are also experiencing the same thing: they’re getting a “that page does not exist” when clicking the link.

    *Marichu C. Lambino * * *

    * digital signature for contracts, memos, etc. if emanating directly from this mailbox & if confirmed by my cellphone SMS *

    On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM, The Daily Post


    1. Great shots. Your problem trying to post to this site seems to be pandemic. Many of us had similarly frustrating experiences. I posted a blog regarding this issue a few days ago when an nefarious “OOPS!” page appeared. A member of the WP tech assist squad is in contact with me now. She believes I am the ONLY one who has experienced this situation. I suggest that you also relate this issue to their tech assist squad and if possible send them the exact address that frustrated you. Thanks.


  6. Really amused by how geography can make all the difference.

    It is spring in the colder climes of the world.. Europe, North America, Russia.
    But here in India, it is already the season we dread the most.. SUMMERS! Sweltering, sweaty, the relentless sun beating down upon us all.
    While Down Under, our mates in Australia & New Zealand have Winters coming :-)

    WordPress needs greater geographic sensitivity :)


  7. Lots of countries don’t have Spring. But anyone can have that Spring feeling!

    “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


  8. I was wondering if you would consider listing the comments in reverse order to what you have them – so that the newest comments come first. That would give everyone a chance to be at the top of the page for a while.
    As it is now, the photographers who post first with something from their archives get top billing. The photographers who go out and take a photo to fit the challenge aren’t rewarded for that effort.


  9. Spring to me is looking forward to something new and better both for ourselves and the people most dear to us. It is about hope that we all can start all over again when things were a bit hard and painful in the past. Thanks for this week’s beautiful inspiration.