02.05.2021 Flashback Friday Flash Forward

A little anticipation, albeit with several months yet to pass, of my planned trip to Northern Maine. Although I do find white lady’s slippers in some of my local haunts, they are seen by the hundreds (possibly a slight exaggeration) in and around Baxter State Park.

Now that we are already zipping through February after what seemed a brief January, can spring be that far ahead?

These two aren’t tangoing but do seem to be dancing cheek to cheek.

Sometimes one blushes in shyness

and other times a couple will partner up.

So what do you think?  Are we  rooting for an early spring?  🙂


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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40 Responses to 02.05.2021 Flashback Friday Flash Forward

  1. krikitarts says:

    I do wish you an early spring, and I know that you know that the pink one is Minnesota’s state flower, so these are very dear to my heart. Thank you.

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  3. Ms. Liz says:

    The last photo made me think of the soft pink and white marshmallows placed on the saucer beside hot chocolate drinks in cafes 🙂

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  4. Excellent portraits, of course.

    I’m rooting for spring to at least seem to come quickly because we’re scheduled for our first vaccine dose on March 23rd.

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Fascinating floral compositions, Steve! Let us all hope for an early spring!

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    • Thanks, Peter. Although I am eager for spring, and early is always good, I haven’t quite accomplished what I had hoped for during this season. One of my other favorite subjects is moving water and without a good snow pack our spring melt will be over too quickly.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I’m not ready for spring, to be honest. I’d like things to slow down a bit, until I’m freer to get out and about. It looks like I’ll get my wish, with one more dose of cold weather on the way.

    I just spent some time exploring the ladies’ slippers species we have. There are at least a couple that are native; I’d love to find some. I finally found Indian pipe, so it’s possible. These images are exquisite. If I could do half as well I’d be happy.

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    • As I just mentioned to Peter, I do want a little more winter weather both for all the frost and snow we missed this season as well as ample spring flow for some nice cascades.

      When you least expect it and are not even looking often that is when we stumble upon some hoped for subjects. Of course, if you have some generous knowledgeable acquaintance to point the way even better.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful orchids, Steve. The raindrops add a nice touch. So long as it isn’t super frigid, I’m enjoying the cold days. Good snowshoeing this week. 🙂 I’m grateful that the ticks aren’t active now… they kind of put a damper on my love of spring.

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  8. Very nice series of images Steve! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  9. Lovely captures, Steve, and I always am in favor of early spring!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Oh YES we are! Thanks for these extraordinary beauties, Steve. No one photographs them like you do.

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  11. melissabluefineart says:

    I agree about the extraordinary beauties. Each photo is a treasure.
    As for spring~yes, please!!! We’ll be diving down to negative numbers tonight, and flirting with them for the next several days, I understand. Hard on my little dog!

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    • Thanks, Melissa.
      We bought boots for Murphy but he would never keep them on and Bentley is the same. They were/are very quick about things when it gets really cold and we don’t walk when the pavement is that cold.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        I’ve thought about the boots but think it is likely Pete won’t like them, either. Although, he does love to wear his coat, and takes great pride in the bow tie he got for Christmas. I think terriers like to dress up! To my enormous relief he’s been willing to go out, and he’s quick about it, too.

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      • Yes, the colder it gets the more Bentley is all about quick business. It’s funny to watch him shake them off but we’ve given that up.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        Yes, easier to simply give in to the urge to hibernate. It won’t last THAT long.

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  12. So pretty! Well, it will be awhile before we see spring here. We had some pink lady slippers growing on our property in South Jersey’s Pinelands. I was sorry to have to give them up when we moved.

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    • Thanks, Denise! We still have the better part of three months until the Lady’s Slippers return to bloom. It’s usually mid to late May here. It’s a shame you had to leave yours behind but they do not transplant well which causes many to perish since most folks don’t realize that and try to gather them from the wild for their yards.

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