Spring (/sprɪŋ/ spring) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition time between winter and summer. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The specific definition of the exact timing of "spring" varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. At the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.
Meteorologists generally define four seasons in many climatic areas: spring, summer, autumn (or fall) and winter. These are demarcated by the values of their average temperatures on a monthly basis, with each season lasting three months. The three warmest months are by definition summer, the three coldest months are winter, and the intervening gaps are spring and autumn. Spring, when defined in this manner, can start on different dates in different regions. In terms of complete months, in most North Temperate Zone locations, spring months are March, April and May, although differences exist from country to country.(Summer is June, July, August; autumn is September, October, November; winter is December, January, February). The vast majority of South Temperate Zone locations will have opposing seasons with spring in September, October and November.
In the USA and some other regions in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical March equinox (currently around 21 March) is often taken to mark the first day of spring, and the Northern solstice is sometimes taken as the first day of summer (usually 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere). In another US tradition, 2 February, Candlemas, can be regarded as the start of spring if it is mild (see Groundhog Day). In South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, spring begins on 1 September, and has no relation to the vernal equinox. In Ireland spring traditionally starts on 1 February, St Brigid's Day, although Irish meteorologists consider the whole of February to be part of winter.
In South America, the Tupi-Guarani calendar, from the former inhabitants of what is presently Brazil, Northern Argentina and Paraguay, counted 365 days, plus a fourth part of a day, needing no extra day every four years. The beginning of the solar year was marked by the rising of the M25 Constellation in the horizon, which occurs between June 5 and June 11 in this part of the world. For these native people, the four seasons were clearly identified by the solstices and equinoxes. The trajectory of the Sun throughout the year was divided into "The New Age" (Ara Pyau) and "The Old Age" (Ara Ymă). Ara Pyau was spring and summer, and Ara Ymă was autumn and winter. This calendar, which had no graphed or written form, marked activities such as hunting, fishing, planting, harvesting and religious rituals.
In East Asian Solar term, spring begins on 4 February and ends on 5 May. Similarly, according to the Celtic tradition, which is based solely on daylight and the strength of the noon sun, spring begins in early February (near Imbolc or Candlemas) and continues until early May (Beltane).
Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation.
The phenological definition of spring relates to indicators, the blossoming of a range of plant species, and the activities of animals, or the special smell of soil that has reached the temperature for micro flora to flourish. It therefore varies according to the climate and according to the specific weather of a particular year.
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brianmcc (6053) 2012-04-20 11:09
i love the vivid colours of the red poppies which are contrasted wonderfully well against the rich greens of the vegetation. and all this under a fantastic sky broken by the excellent clouds.
ourania (28236) 2012-04-20 11:20
χαίρομαι που βλέπω μετά από αρκετό καιρό μια φωτογραφία σου. Είναι πολύ όμορφη με τα δροσερά και λαμπερά χρώματα της άνοιξης. Πολύ ωραία και η σύνθεση με πολλά επίπεδα και εντυπωσιακό βάθος. Η θέα προς το απέραντο τοπίο συνδυάζεται με τα αγριολούλουδα και τα έντονα χρώματά τους στο πρώτο πλάνο. Ο ουρανός είναι συναρπαστικός προσφέρει φως, αντίθεση και δυναμισμό. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Robert1969 (6904) 2012-04-20 11:24
A picture with very good light management
and composition and a picture with
beautiful and warm colors and a beautiful
p.s. about the title: not "Spring"?
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-20 12:01
Γεια σου Μαρία..
Πολύ όμορφη και δροσερή εικόνα..τα σύνεφα στο βάθος είναι απλά φανταστικά! το φως και τα χρώματα είναι πολύ καλά συνδυασμένα και προσφέρουν μια πολύ ωραία ανοιξιάτικη ατμόσφαιρα ..πολύ καλή δουλειά
Royaldevon (27453) 2012-04-20 12:36
Your low pov makes good use of the f/g vegetation, helping to create a nice thirds composition but it is the poppies that are the stars of the show! They are so vivid, so eye-catching and how lovely to have three, a perfect number for composition.
Have a lovely w/e,
Gigidusud (14001) 2012-04-20 13:18
Beautiful spring composition with nice colors and a splendid cloudy sky.I like the poppies in the foreground.
Have a nice WE.
dkmurphys (47600) 2012-04-22 1:06
Very beautiful spring composition. I like this sunny scene, full of hope.
Have a lovely Sunday.
danos (84275) 2012-04-22 5:13
Μαρία γεια σου,
πολύ όμορφη Ανοιξιάτικη σκηνή,με τις λιγοστές έστω παπαρούνες να κάνουν ένα τέλειο χρωματικό κοντραστ με τα υπόλοιπα χρώματα της φωτογραφίας.Μου αρέσει η αποτύπωση του φωτός που αναδυκνείουν ακόμα περισσότερο τα λαμπρά χρώματα της φωτογραφίας.
Sonata11 (33201) 2012-04-22 21:22
wow!!! you posted another beautiful photo of nature. An excellently executed with fabulous management of colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF too. This composition of panorama is perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing. Awesome work.
All the best,
Zengi001 (2431) 2012-04-25 5:48
Wellcome back with spring..!
Touches of red and yellow on green is a feast of contrast colors to the eye here. This is a beautifully captured landscape photo with awesome clouds in the sky.
Thanks for sharing,
mohammad_H (8919) 2012-05-05 8:41
چشم انداز بسیار زیبا و فوق العاده از طبیعت سبز و گل لاله
پس زمینه اسمان ابی و ابرهای درخشان
وضوح و نور و رنگ مناسب
بهترین ها را برایت ارزو دارم
Landscape is very beautiful and wonderful nature and green tulip.
Brilliant blue sky and clouds background
Light and color clarity and appropriate
I wish you the best
alex4ndru (1376) 2012-05-07 23:07
beautiful composition, i like so much the poppies, nice sky! TFS!
all the best!
pajaran (49584) 2012-11-15 13:06
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o godisnjim dobima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak u prolece sa oblacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana priroda.
Lepa priroda u prolece.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Very good and interesting article about the seasons ...
Nice view and the moment in the spring with clouds ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, good nature shown.
Beautiful nature in the spring.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
COSTANTINO (52766) 2013-01-31 4:52
I visited your gallery and I liked this shot
amazing green,beautiful vivid colors like
a palette with tones of red and yellow
the spring will come soon to change
the Nature and our life,shot with
great lightness and sharpness
the blue sky with the shite clouds
ist a poem,greetings
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-03-04 19:40
Ομορφη εικόνα, αντίστοιχος τίτλος και μια λεπτομερής σημείωση συμπληρώνουν τέλεια τήν Ανοιξη πού έρχεται.
Εδώ ήδη άρχισαν να βαγίνουν τα πρώτα πράσινα φυλλαράκια στα δένδρα.
Πανέμορφες οι παπαρούνες με αντίθεση το πράσινο του αγρού!