Weekly photo challenge: Beginning

 

This week’s photo challenge, “beginning,” is an excellent way to start the year. Our entry represents the beginning of a new cycle for our native dogwood trees. These buds are just awaiting spring’s arrival. (The beginning of spring seems like a long way away when the wind chill is in the single digits. Brrrrr.)

Dogwood buds ready for the beginning of spring.
Dogwood buds ready for the beginning of spring.

Other beginnings we liked this week:

 

 

 

 

Weekly photo challenge: Pattern

This week’s challenge is “pattern.” Nature always provides her share.

More patterns can be found here:

And of course, the main challenge page:

Weekly photo challenge: Up

Things are certainly looking up in this week’s challenge!

Other ups for the day:

And the challenge mother page: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/