52 Photos Week 15: Spring

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
reshown by Eowyn Walker
I want to get started on this challenge. I just submitted my first one.
I submitted my photo a couple hours ago.  Do they not immediately post to this thread or do y’all have to approve first?  Just wondering if I should worry that I didn’t do it right again.  HA!
Karen, posting your photo to the Space page and posting to this thread are two seperate actions - both of which you have to do - although you are not required to post to this thread,. There is NOTHING automatic about the process.

All the photos on this thread have been posted by the writers, just as they have been uploaded to the space page by the writers.

The Space page is the more important place to upload the photo because that is where it counts for the challenge and the badges.

I hope this makes sense.

Hi Robynne, yes, it makes sense.  I thought, as you said, I just had to post on the space page.  Let me search the help pages today to figure out how to post a photo in a comment or answer.  Thank you!

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This is a Spring photo taken 24 May 1948 of my mother, Clarice Marvin Lovelace, and me. She had started college before WWII, but quit to help with the war effort by helping build B-29s in Wichita, Kansas, Being a young widow, as my father was killed in WWII, she felt she needed to finish her education to support the two of us. She was the first member of her family to go to college, so this was a very special Spring day.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (530k points)
selected by Erica Sutton
Look at you... such a cutie!!!   I think it's so cool that she helped build BOMBERS, and I know she was proud on this day!! Great pix!!
wonderful photo of your mother and you, how sad your dad was killed its have been a very hard time for your other

Thank You for sharing
Thank you Lynn. Yes, she and her best friend left Oklahoma and worked in the Boeing Plant during the war.
Thank you Susan. Yes, it must have been a hard time for her, as he was considered missing when I was born.
Your mother Alexis was beautiful
Thank you Susan. She had firey red hair, wish the pictures of her were in color.
What a wonderful story and photo.  Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you Caryl.
Wonderful story and photo.
Thank you SJ Baty.
She deserved a star to me as a single mom and going back to school plus family. That is a strong woman and gets a star in my book!
Thank you Erica, I was very lucky to have her for a mother. She taught me to be kind to others, as she always was herself.
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My grandmother Caryl (on right) and her friend Frances Jane posing with flowers. (Corvallis, Oregon abt. 1917)

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (192k points)
Very spring-y!  Kinda makes me wish I could see all the colors of the flowers, but the B&W makes the girls more the focal point.
beautiful photo of your grandmother and and her friend Frances in the garden
Thanks Lynn!
Thanks Susan!
What a beautiful photo and two beautiful girls.
+18 votes

This picture is in  spring of 1949 or so, must have been my first trip to my uncle's farm in West Virginia.  My mother is on the right.

by Lynn Bensy G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)
Beautiful photo of your mother and you
Both you and your mother have the sweetest smiles. What a dear photo. Thanks for sharing it.
+16 votes

I dont have any ancestral pictures taken in the spring. But I do have some photos of my most favourite flowers that I personally took photos of, several years ago. These tulips were growing around my neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada, in May 2012.


by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (979k points)
Robynne the flowers are fantastic beautiful I just love the color thank You for sharing
Beautiful! I love tulips too -- and now I live in a place where they will grow.
fantastic photo!
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My grandma (at right) and her younger sister, Juanita, possibly taken around Easter.

by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
Lovely photo of your grandmother and her sister in the garden thank You for sharing
Two lovely young ladies...
Looks like prom night is tonight!
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My granddads sister Ane Christiansen who emigrated to USA watering the garden in spring 

by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
This is such a wonderful photo. I love the gate and her with the bucket in hand.
Thank You Alexis for your sweet word about my grand aunt much appreciated
Susan, I love this photo -- so idyllic. Reminds me of a kinder, gentler time.
Robin Thank you for your kindness you are very sweet
Thank You so much for the star Christine how kind of you
lovely photo
Thank You cousin SJ
+15 votes

My grandfather with his dog Tiger, on a spring day in the early 1950s.

by Rob Judd G2G6 Mach 9 (98.6k points)
Thank You Rob for sharing the wonderful photo of your grandfather and his wonderful dog tiger
+16 votes

A candid photo in everyone's Sunday best, on a spring day in the late 1940s.

My great-grandmother, Maud, and my grandmother, Betty are standing at the right in the photo. I think the people at the left are probably one of my great-grandmother's sisters and her children or grandchildren.

I especially like the little girl standing on her tiptoes, trying to get the smiling woman to pick her up. 

Edited: I just realized this is week 13 of the photo challenge for me. Hooray!

by Jessica Hammond G2G6 Mach 3 (31.9k points)
Thank You Jessica for share this wonderful spring photo e everyone look so happy
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In Valencia, the city where I live and where my mother was born, the arrival of spring is celebrated with a well-known festivity called "Fallas".

During the "Fallas", girls and women parade with traditional dress.

Although my grandparents were not Valencians, my grandmother wanted her daughter Milagros to follow the tradition of her new city: this is my mother, wearing her fallera costume.

by Margarita López Gila G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
edited by Margarita López Gila
Oh! Muy preciosa y dulce! Gracias! Carol (Baldwin - 3428)
I love this picture. Her dress is just as adorable as can be. The backroom is very cute with the flowers going in every direction imaginable. Her spring basket is just that - so springy.

You picked the right picture for spring.
Gracias a ti.

Yes, I love this picture too. Fallera dresses are really beautiful. You can see some of them here

Oh the Fallas Festival in Valencia is something!  The kids (everyone) dress up in traditional costumes, huge statues are built, food, fireworks - some years we take the bus up for the day to enjoy it.
Do you still live near Valencia? If so, and next year you come to see the Fallas, let me know and we could meet if you want.
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My grandfater, Harold Knott Rammel and his son, John Allison Rammel, enjoy the Spring time beining of baseball season.

by Bill Sims G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
Baseball, a sure sign of Spring.
Wonderful to se how your grandfather and son enjoying themselves playing

Baseball thank You Bill for sharing this wonderful photo
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This is a picture taken in 1915 of my Grand Aunt (far right) Gertrude Mae MacCormac, about 15 yrs old,  taken with her sister-in-law, niece, and nephews in Superior, CO.  Her grandparents, William C. Hake and Emeline Davis, founded Superior, Colorado.  

by Pamela Culy G2G6 Mach 3 (31.0k points)
edited by Pamela Culy
great photo Pamela everyone look so very well dress.

Thank You for sharing
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My mother Spring 1964. At this time she's a 26-year-old mother of six. She ended up having nine kids altogether.

by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (262k points)
your mother look smashing Azure
Your mother looks amazing, and this is a great spring picture.

Thank you for sharing.
Sounds like my mother! I just posted HER picture! She had six children by 1964 - and nine by 1970.
+16 votes

My mother (the youngest) with her brother and three sisters, taken in their garden in Norwich, England in April 1924.

by Christine Frost G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
they all look so very cute Christine thank You for sharing this wonderful photo
That little guy has a lot of sisters!
+15 votes

Springtime in the family garden with Mrs. Brown.

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (333k points)
Alex mrs brown look great thank You Alex for sharing this wonderful photo
+13 votes

This is a photo of my Aunt Jean's Spring Wedding to Chester Slinger. They were married on Easter Sunday, 9 Apr 1939.

Also in the wedding party are my Aunt Rosemary, Aunt Lois, Chester's brother, my dad James and Uncle John.

Unfortunately the marriage did not last, and you might note that some of the wedding party do not look very happy.

by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
...Just noticed that that was 80 years ago today!
Robin i absolutely love this wonderful photo you are sharing with spring wedding.

Everyone look so elegant in there wonderful clothes on

But how sad the wedding did not last that is sad.

Imagine it was 80years ago

Thank You for sharing
What a great day to get married. And they all look so happy.

I love all of the flowers in the church, and your mother's bouquet. It takes my breath away.

I remember shoes like your dad is wearing. Typical of the day.

Thanks so much for sharing.
+14 votes

Two of my brickwalls. 

by Lance Martin G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
lance they look absolutely wonderful both of them

What a wonderful elegant couple

Thank You Lance for sharing
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This photo was taken Apr. 19, of 1916. From the stone wall around the porch, I'd guess it was taken at my great-grandfather's house in Orange, California.


Left to right are: My great-grandmother, Rachel Stoner, daughter of Rev. Peter Winebrenner, Christian Church circuit rider in Noble and nearby counties in Indiana in the mid-to-late 1800's; my great-grandfather C.C. Stoner, who, among other things, crossed the country during his lifetime, being born in Pennsylvania in 1844, was in the civil war (Indiana), served in Kansas as a state legistator (People's Party), owned, edited and published the Lincoln Sentinel (Kansas) for a few years, and was on the city council and also served as Mayor of Orange; my other great-grandmother, Julia Forrey, whose grandfather William Read came over from Scotland in the 1750's, and served as a blacksmith in the Revolutionary war (she remembered crossing the plains (from Ohio to Iowa) in a covered wagon as a girl); and Rachel Stoner's sister, Barbara Ohlwine. I don't know much about her, and this is the only photo I have of her.

by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 6 (67.4k points)
+11 votes

This is my favorite uncle and his wife outside their home at Easter 1956 when I had a new camera.


by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
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Follow this link to see the flooding the Spring rains brought to our property yesterday...


The back was just as bad. This was during one hour of rain. The water has receded. Lots of damage, mud everywhere, stream banks hit hard. If you look hard you can see water flowing across the road filing the front yard. There is mud everywhere. Lost all of our mulch, but no plants. A little water in car, but none in house (one more foot of water and we’d have been under). Part of driveway washed out. I’ve got some work ahead of me.. sad

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Wow Pip you really must have been very surprised when you discover this on your property

How terrible you have lost all your mulch

I wish you all the good luck with all your work my friend
Sorry you are having such terrible flooding and it got in your car. Hope things get better there soon.
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Audrey Smith, Marg and Fern Barclay collecting trilliums

My mother and friends collecting trilliums near Bearbrook, Russell, Ontario, Canada. May 1942

by Gary Milks G2G3 (3.4k points)

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