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Project 366 Weeks 9 & 10

The 366 Photo Challenge 2016

The birds have started chirping again, the spring peepers are back, and the ground has started to thaw.  Everything seems to be awaking from hibernation.  All signs are pointing to an early spring here in New England.  I've dusted off my Hunter rain boots, and am excited to announce that yard clean up is now officially in full swing!  

I'm beginning to see some crocus and tulip bulbs emerging.  Oh how I missed them!  I've also seen a few tiny bugs here and there while I'm hard at work.  It's also nice to see the local group of turkeys meandering from yard to yard again.  It's quite the large rafter, and the toms put on an elaborate show to impress the hens.  There is one female albino turkey, and she is stunning.  Hope to see some chicks in the near future.  I try not to bother them as they pass by, and my camera never seems to be within reach (Isn't that always the way?)

No sign of the groundhog that lives under my shed.  I have a feeling I'll be seeing him as soon as I plant something I don't want him eating.  Everything feels so new again when spring rolls around.  I'm ready to become immersed in sweet spring and see all the beauty that it brings!

Day 061 | 366 {around the corner}

around the corner

A sign that spring is right around the corner! I've been on vacation enjoying a couple days filled with relaxation and much needed nights filled with laughter and good food. Going away makes you miss and appreciate the mundane, everyday things so much more. Not to mention the squeal of excitement you hear when your dogs come to greet you when you return. ❀️ Back to the daily grind! As soon as I arrived home, I noticed some green popping out of the ground.🌱

Day 062 | 366 {free choice}

free choice

This weeks fresh floral arrangement. Gerbera daisies They are the fifth most popular flower in the world and one of my personal favorites!

Day 063 | 366 {leading lines}

leading lines

A combination of a reflection and lines that lead my eyes to this tree in the middle of the stream.

Day 064 | 366 {my favorite thing}

my favorite thing

My favorite thing to use in the tub is this intergalactic bath bomb. It's perfect if you are looking to be the guardian of your own personal bath Galaxy. It smells like fresh peppermint and soothes the senses with a hint of cedarwood oil. Exceptionally dreamy like rocketing through the Milky Way. πŸ’«πŸŒŒπŸ›

Day 065 | 366 {a routine}

a routine

Burt performing his daily routine of being the farm alarm clock. This is his duty, and he takes it very seriously! He puts on quite a loud performance.

Day 066 | 366 {rule of thirds}

rule of thirds

Say hello to this chirping little cutie pie! This fuzzy little friend is such a happy surprise! πŸ₯

Day 067 | 366 {circle}


My good friend Tracy from Plants Map informed me that March is national gerbera month! This gives me the perfect excuse to post pictures of these beauties all month long! Thanks Tracy☺️

Day 068 | 366 {my perspective}

Red Tulips

I spy with my little eye bantam eggs! You may have noticed the recent influx in chicken pictures. With the warmer weather rolling in comes more eggs, some new babies and lots of activity in the barn and on the farm. 🐣πŸ₯

Day 069 | 366 {the weather today}

the weather today

Blue skies and highs around 80Β°F with a smell of spring in the air. Bulbs peaking out of the ground and buds forming on the bushes. Perfect day to be outside β˜€οΈ

Day 070 | 366 {writing}


A seamless writing style, gorgeous photography and a multitude of talented women fill the pages of this magazine. It gives me wonderful ideas of my own and makes me instantly want to pick up my camera. Now that is truly a good read.

Day 071 | 366 {starts with b}

starts with b

First {b}looming crocus spotted in the garden today. I'm overjoyed that these flowers come back year after year. I feel like they are a beautiful floral announcement that spring has finally sprung! πŸ’œ

Day 072 | 366 {fragile}


Did some spring cleanup today in the yard. When tulips pop up and begin to awaken, the small young buds can be fragile. I made sure to take extra care while cleaning around these soon to be flowers. 🌷

Day 073 | 366 {9:00 am}

9 am

Mr. Murphy Brown on the farm. A quiet moment with this constant ball of energy.

Day 074 | 366 {how i relax}

how i relax

Taking a walk, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying all that nature has to offer is how I relax. No product on the market can de-stress me as much as the sky, the trees & the sunset can. When you look around at how vast the world is, even in your own backyard, it puts things into perspective. It makes even the biggest problems seem pretty small.

Day 075 | 366 {a black + white edit}

a black + white edit

Happy Tulip Tuesday! The black & white really accentuates how the petals look as if they are made of woven silk! Soon, these will be blooming in the garden!

My 366 So Far


Thank you for taking a look at some of my latest photos.  Don’t forget to join me on Instagram and follow my account @thefreckledrose.  Are you seeing any flowers emerging in your yard?  Planted any seeds lately?  Tell me all about it in the comment section below.  Wishing you many sunny days ahead, some rain (for the flowers, of course) and a little bit of time to spend enjoying the great outdoors!

In Case You Missed It-Project 366 Weeks 7 & 8


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  • Reply
    March 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. I’ve been thinking about taking a photography class, and some of your photos have motivated me to go for it!

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Thank you Wendy! That is awesome to hear and I appreciate the kind words πŸ™‚

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    Vivi M
    March 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I love the signs of spring and your photography is so pretty πŸ™‚


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    March 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    So lovely! I love coming here to see all the beautiful flowers!

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    March 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    It’s so exciting to feel Spring coming back, isn’t it? Your photos are really beautiful!

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:35 am

      It definitely is! Excited to see all the flowers blooming again πŸ™‚ Thanks Dave!

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    Jennifer Ostroski
    March 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Your photos really make me feel like Spring is right around the corner, beautiful… love them!

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    Terra Dawn
    March 17, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Gah!!! You’re getting me all excited for spring!! πŸ˜€ I think I’m going to have to hit up my local nursery tomorrow. Tomorrow was a lovely 70 something degrees!!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thanks so much Terra! I know, I can’t wait to hit up my local garden center and get plants as soon as it gets a little warmer outside. I’m so excited!

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    Ginger Wroot
    March 17, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Hi, I’m so glad I found your blog in a linkup! Wow, what wonderful photos, and I love generally how you’ve laid everything out. I’ll be back, for sure, for some creative inspiration and to see what you’re shooting. Thanks!

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Thank you so very much for the kind words Ginger!

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    Tony McGurk
    March 17, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Some great photos. Love the dead tree, there’s something wonderful about them. I must get out & find some myself. Gerberas are my wife’s favourite flowers & I showed her your photos. The colour of the Crocus is beautiful

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Tony! I completely agree, stunning to look at. Gerberas are one of my favorites as well, she has great taste πŸ™‚ Thank you for showing her!

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    March 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

    These are all so gorgeous. I love the black and white tulips.

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    March 17, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Your photos are so stunning that I went straight to Instagram to follow you! I am so taken by the naked tree photo! What a great project for March.

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      March 25, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Oh thank you AnnMarie! πŸ™‚ I especially like beautiful things in nature like that!

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    March 17, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful pictures – you are very talented! I too love the signs of spring, makes me feel re-invigorated!!

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    March 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Gorgeous! Gerbera daisies are some of my favorites too!

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    March 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Love the photos, they’re amazing! I love the spring vibe the pix give, I cannot wait for spring, I’m ready for it!

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:09 am

      Thank you Eloise! Same here, can’t wait till it warms up a bit outside πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Your calendar is really filling up with lovely things this month, Angie! My purple lantana bloomed all winter {we didn’t have one this year} but the pink and red lantana is now coming up nicely, as are my coneflowers, my blue sage, and the butterfly weed. In fact, I already have a bloom on my sage, much to the bee’s delight! I’ve got several varieties of milkweed seedlings nearly ready to plant and some other nectar flowers for my butterfly garden. It’s my first time planting from seed, so I’m a little nervous, we’ll see how it goes. Have a great week – enJOY the weather!

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Nature is finally waking up from the very long nap known as winter. Thank goodness! That sounds beautiful June. I can’t wait to see the bees come back and visit my garden again! I’m hoping to plant more milkweed as well. That seems to be a big hit in the garden! I bet you will do great planting from seed. Can’t wait to see it once it blooms πŸ˜€

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    Kim Cunningham
    March 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Early spring here as well, which suits me fine. Love all your shots that just are happy to view!

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:27 am

      I’m totally okay with an early spring πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Kim!

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    March 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t have a garden so I can’t see flowers blooming but I did notice that one of my cactus has started to grow. Which is a great achievement for me, as I’m not good with plants, they all die on me. But this was my office cactus which I brought home, as there was no natural light there. Now it stands on my nightstand and it’s growing! πŸ™‚

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Oh that’s awesome Joanna! I haven’t had much luck with cactus plants in the past (due to cold temps indoors) but I’m getting better at growing them now! Just have to keep them warm. Glad it is happy and healthy! Looks like you have more of a green thumb than you thought you did πŸ˜‰

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    March 17, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful pics.! Spring and autumn are two amazing seasons to take pictures on birds, rivers, trees and flowers.

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    Ana De- Jesus
    March 17, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Intergalactic is my favourite bath bomb at the moment and l just love Lush in general it is like my second home.

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Yes! I always go in there and want to take one of each πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Great series of shots. The macros are really nice but the doggy is the cutest.

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    Jesh StG
    March 17, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Flowers are one of my big loves:) They stir up my imagination and inspire me to give them my own rendition Several years ago I painted twelve 24 x 24 inch flower series. Love your captures here -I can almost smell their fragrance!

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      March 25, 2016 at 1:39 am

      Same here Jesh! Oh wow, I bet the flower series you painted is beautiful. You are very lucky to have artistic talent like that πŸ™‚

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    Laura H
    March 18, 2016 at 5:36 am

    I’m a sucker for animal pics and that little chick is adorable!!! The dog is pretty cute too πŸ˜‰ Great photos πŸ™‚

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    March 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed all your lovely photographs, so many to enjoy. Thank you very much for sharing them with Today’s Flowers and I wish you a very happy weekend πŸ™‚

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    March 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Very nice photos and lovely blog. No wonder you love that kind of life because you’re in a lovely place.

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    March 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I adore Spring! It has always been my most favorite season! The return of the sun and the warmth that it brings, The flowers blooming, the baby animals being born, the grass and tree regaining their green color! I just love it all ~ even though it makes me sneeze! πŸ™‚

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      March 25, 2016 at 2:07 am

      I do as well, and I can relate! Everything makes me sneeze, but it’s so beautiful I just try to ignore that πŸ™‚

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    Tori Gabriel
    March 19, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I am also looking forward to Spring. It feels like it’s been winter for far too long. Spring in America sounds so much more interesting than here in the UK. we don’t get wandering turkeys or groundhog.

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      March 25, 2016 at 2:09 am

      I am in serious need of some warm weather and some sunny days! Totally over all the snow right now πŸ™‚

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    Jade @ Captured By Jade
    March 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    These photos have a definitive Spring feel! Also, I LOVE the gerbera macro shot!!

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    March 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Amazing photos. I’m waiting so long for a spring. It’s the best time of year. Nice work.

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    March 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I’m so glad that it’s finally spring. Your photos are beautiful.

    Southern Soul

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    March 20, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Your pictures are all stunning! I can’t pick a favorite.

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    Villroses hage
    March 20, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Isn’t it great πŸ™‚
    Love the alarm clock photo!

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    March 20, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Stunning photos, screams of Spring

    Thank you for linking up

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    March 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Wonderful signs of spring! Beautiful photographs! I particularly loved the tree and the rooster!

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    March 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing your stunningly beautiful images at Fun Friday Favourites……you are welcoming Spring and I, on the other side of the world, am saying hello to Autumn….I just planted some new Paperwhite and freesia bulbs this week and have a few others to get into pots next week.

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      March 25, 2016 at 2:16 am

      Oh, I absolutely love Paperwhites! You will have a stunning display of flowers very soon πŸ™‚

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    March 21, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Gorgeous Pics! Love your photography!

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    March 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    The black and white tulip shot is really interesting!

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    March 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Love the photos of spring. Everything is coming alive. Fresh smells in the air too. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. Happy Spring.

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      March 25, 2016 at 2:18 am

      Thanks Linda! Happy Spring to you as well πŸ™‚

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    March 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Following now on instagram, your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    Lady Fi
    March 22, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Fabulous shots!

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    Mary Howell Cromer
    March 22, 2016 at 8:25 am

    What beautiful delicate beauty you have shared, really gorgeous!!!

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    riitta k
    March 23, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Great photos. So beautiful!

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    March 23, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Your website is lovely! I love the photography and your descriptions and words about spring. Very inviting! Happy to be your neighbor visiting today at the Linkup at Enchanting Rose.

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      March 25, 2016 at 2:22 am

      Thank you Pam! So glad it is finally Spring πŸ™‚

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    Floral Fridays
    March 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Lovely to see images of Spring as we move into Autumn… Happy Easter!
    Many thanks for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    Lisa @ LTTL
    March 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Spring is finally peeking its head up here as well. Gerber Daisies are one of my favorite too… and is that a Lush bath bomb? We love those! Sadly I am living in a place with no bathtubs… I miss my bathtub.

    Your photography, as usual, is fabulous.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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      April 25, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Yes, it is Lisa! I’m obsessed! I’m not technically supposed to use them in my tub because it has jets, don’t tell anyone I do πŸ˜€

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    Clare Speer
    March 29, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Your photos are so so amazing! Just beautiful!

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    March 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful shots captured! You’re an amazing photographer. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

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    March 30, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Amazing blog, beautiful photos and an awesome job as a photographer. Keep on inspiring and keep on informing.

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