Signs of spring …

It was such a beautiful sunny day today that I thought I would take my new camera with me when I went to do my grocery shopping … so that I could take some nice snapshots of the spring flowers that I had seen a few days earlier.

Yup, after many months since my mini Nikon had died on me … I finally bought myself a new compact camera so that I no longer have to borrow from the hubby whenever I want to take some snapshots. Even though the hubby had told me that I could use his camera for as long as I wanted (that is, until I find a camera that I like) … I have to admit that I was eager to get one of my own as soon as possible.

And the reason for my eagerness? Well … unlike the hubby, who is extremely careful about how he handles his things and stuff to make sure that they are not unnecessarily scratched, broken, bent, become loosen, etc, etc … I am the very opposite of him when it comes to handling things and stuff. Not that I am very careless … of course, I am not. I am only … just a little careless … and a little impatient when wanting to get things done which therefore sometimes resulted in ‘unforeseen little mishap’! hehehe … 🙂

And that is why I needed to get a camera of my own quickly enough because I do not like to use the hubby’s stuff … not unless I really have to … because I just hate to be nagged or told off by him! With my own things … no such problem lah! I do not have to be extra careful nor do I have to feel guilty or feel worried of being scolded by the hubby when I accidentally mishandled the item. Less stressful!

Unfortunately, it is not a Nikon but a Samsung … which means that I have to play with it a little in order to learn how to use it well since the setting is different. The first few times that I used it, I must say that it did not impress me much … and I kind of regretted a little that I did not wait until there was a Nikon sale (or rather a sale of Nikon cameras that meet my criterias) so that I could buy another Nikon. But the review that I read of this particular camera was quite good … and it was on special offer … so I let myself be persuaded to get one for myself.

However … after playing with the setting a bit more … I now think that the quality of the picture is not as bad as I had initially thought it to be. I still get some blurry pictures … especially when I try to do close-up snapshots … but I think today’s snapshots of the spring flowers that I took turned out decent enough.

Oh well … you can see them for yourself … so, enjoy these shots taken with my new Samsung  WB150F camera.

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There might still be some snow on the ground … leftover from the snow that fell on Thursday night …  and we might still be in the last few days of winter …

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… but … I was happy to see these common daisies sprouting all over the grassy areas. They are the first to appear as soon as the temperature starts to warm a little.

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Close up of the lawn daisy or common daisy or English daisy  … or otherwise scientifically known as bellis perennis.

But the common daisies are not the only ones who have made their appearance now that winter is coming to an end … (at least I hope it will come to an end soon!)

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Primroses, too … have sprouted in many places … a sure sign that spring is just around the corner! yeayyy … I loikeee! 🙂

These were found on the grassy patch near the neighbouring block down the road as I was making my way to the métro station. Too bad that we do not have them sprouting on the grassy patch near our own block. Nonetheless, I am just as happy to see them wherever they chose to grow.

yellow primroses

The yellow primroses are the most common and could be found in many places.

purplish primroses

But I was quite elated to see a few deep pink and lilac primroses growing in the same area.

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I could have picked some to grow in a pot on our balcony … but I think I prefer looking at them growing on the ground lah! 🙂

Although the two flowers above are pretty enough to warrant several snapshots … however … the main reason for bringing my camera with me when I was going to the supermarket in Croisettes was to take some snapshots of the following flowers.

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Crocuses!

I saw them growing in a fenced-up garden not far from the Coop Garden Centre at Croisettes when I went there on Tuesday.

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I was amazed to see so many of them sprouting all over the garden when I first saw them that I regretted not having my camera with me on that day to take a few snapshots of them. I was a bit worried that I might not see them again as snowfall was forecast in the middle of the week.

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But when I approached the garden this evening, I was very happy to see that they are still sprouting all over the garden!

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They are so lovely are they not? Unfortunately, they have not really bloom yet.

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I bet the garden will look even nicer once all the crocuses are in full bloom. But that might not be happening anytime soon … as some snowfall is expected again in the middle of next week.

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In fact, I saw that there were already some casualties as a result of the snowfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Haizzz …  I cannot wait for spring to come so that I will be able to see more spring flowers. And of course, get to start on my balcony garden, too lah! 😉

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4 thoughts on “Signs of spring …

  1. Alhamdullilah, good to know you are fine. Selama ini, I did not know kat sana ada crocuses jugak! Teruk betul I ni, hehehe … Kat sini I think the purple crocus is the most common, because I see it more often than the other colours.

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  2. Masyaallah Siti, macam ada telepathy pulak kita ni ya? Alhamdullillah, I’m doing pretty good lately, hope you too. Yes, crocuses d Cameron H’lands ada tapi at the low land of M’sia pun ada banyak but I only use to see white and pink colours. But never knew that there are also purple crocuses, sweet betul, anyway purple is my favourite colour..hehehe..

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  3. Salam Kak Arina. I was just thinking of you two days ago, and here you are. Panjang umur! 🙂 Hope you are fine. I do not think that I have ever seen crocuses in Malaysia. They grow in Cameron Higlands ke?

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  4. Wow…so beautiful those sweet purple crocuses Siti, as what we have in Malaysia either white or pink colour.

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