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In Celebration of Spring: Perfectly Curated Songs, Quotes & Photos

April 18, 2017 29 Comments 25 Photos

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Spring never ceases to feel like a miracle to me. New England’s unrelenting winters always leave me feeling doubtful that warm weather will find its way back to us again. As the trees finally begin to bud and the flowers push through the earth’s surface, it brings an undeniable hope that feels like falling in love for the first time.

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This post is in honor of spring’s ability to breathe new life into everything that it touches. I handcrafted the perfect spring playlist to provide a soundtrack for the season, and I’ve curated a selection of spring photos (mine) and spring quotes (not mine) that truly capture the season’s beauty. Let me know which spring quotes, photos & songs are your favorites! Happy spring!

Spring Quotes & Photos to Celebrate the Season

“The first real day of spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand. A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow, making you forget that anything as cold and harsh as winter ever existed.”

—Richelle E. Goodrich

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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke

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“There were only the cherry trees blossoming undisturbed among the evergreens, making one feel as though he were seeing the naked bodies of the blossoms. Nature’s free bounty and useless extravagance had never appeared so fantastically beautiful as it did this spring. I had an uncomfortable suspicion that Nature had come to reconquer the earth for herself.”

—Yukio Mishima

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“I am the way a life unfolds and blooms and seasons come and go, and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.”

—Charlotte Eriksson

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“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

—Marty Rubin

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“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”

—John Galsworthy

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“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring—these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

—John Burroughs

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“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

—Pablo Neruda

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 “It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.”

—Matthew Arnold

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“It was in the spring that she and I had first loved each other, or, at least, had first come into the full knowledge that we loved. I think that we must have loved each other all our lives, and that each succeeding spring was a word in the revelation of that love, not to be understood until, in the fullness of time, the whole sentence was written out in that most beautiful of all beautiful springs.”

—L.M. Montgomery

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“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”

—Vladimir Nabokov

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“After that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air. Every morning I wakened with a fresh consciousness that winter was over. There was only spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere: in the sky, in the swift clouds, in the pale sunshine, and in the warm, high wind—rising suddenly, sinking suddenly, impulsive and playful like a big puppy that pawed you and then laid down to be petted.”

—Willa Cather

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“If life is nothing more than a journey to death, autumn makes sense, but spring does not.”

—Craig D. Lounsbrough

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“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.”

—Ellis Peters

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“You have the touch of nature, you know, where she touches everything that is dead and they spring back into life again. I realized that the day you touched me for the first time. I felt I was standing somewhere I had never been before, and all of a sudden life started pouring over me like a rain and drenching me with it. I had never felt that alive before.”

—Akshay Vasu

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“It was one of those days that made one want to open doors and gates to release the last traces of winter, to watch them disappear like thin wisps of smoke into the farthest reaches of the sky.”

—Der Nister
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“This greening does thaw at the edges of my own cold season. Joy sneaks in: listening to music, riding my bicycle, I catch myself feeling, in a way that’s as old as I am but suddenly seems unfamiliar, light. I have felt so heavy for so long. At first I felt odd—as if I shouldn’t be feeling this lightness, that familiar little catch of pleasure in the heart which is inexplicable, though a lovely passage of notes or the splendidly turned petal of a tulip has triggered it. It’s my buoyancy, part of what keeps me alive: happy, suddenly with the concomitant experience of a sonata and the motion of the shadows of leaves. I have the desire to be filled with sunlight, to soak my skin in as much of it as I can drink up, after the long interior darkness of this past season, the indoor vigil, in this harshest and darkest of winters, outside and in.”

—Mark Doty

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“A tree can be tempted out of its winter dormancy by a few hours of southerly sun. The readiness to believe in spring is stronger than sleep or sanity.”

—Amy Leach

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“Spring: the music of open windows.”

—Terri Guillemets

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“Every intoxicating delight of early spring was in the air. The breeze that fanned her cheek was laden with subtle perfume and the crisp, fresh odor of unfolding leaves.”

—Gene Stratton-Porter

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“There were days so clear and skies so brilliant blue, with white clouds scudding across them like ships under full sail, and she felt she could lift right off the ground. One moment she was ambling down a path, and the next thing she knew, the wind would take hold of her, like a hand pushing against her back. Her feet would start running without her even willing it, even knowing it. And she would run faster and faster across the prairie, until her heart jumped like a rabbit and her breath came in deep gasps and her feet barely skimmed the ground. It felt good to spend herself this way. The air tasted fresh and delicious; it smelled like damp earth, grass, and flowers. And her body felt strong, supple, and hungry for more of everything life could serve up. She ran and felt like one of the animals, as though her feet were growing up out of the earth. And she knew what they knew, that sometimes you ran just because you could, because of the way the rush of air felt on your face and how your legs reached out, eating up longer and longer patches of ground. She ran because there were ghosts chasing her, shadows that pursued her, heartaches she was leaving behind. She was running for her life, and those phantoms couldn’t catch her, not here, not anywhere. She would outrun fear and sadness and worry and shame and all those losses that had lined up against her like a column of soldiers with their guns shouldered and ready to fire. If she had to, she would outrun death itself. She would keep on running until she dropped, exhausted. Then she would roll over onto her back and breathe in the endless sky above her, sun glinting off her face. To be an animal, to have a body like this that could taste, see, hear, and fly through space, to lie down and smell the earth and feel the heat of the sun on your face was enough for her. She did not need anything else but this: just to be alive, cool air caressing her skin, dreaming of ivy and what might be ahead.”

—Pamela Todd

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“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”

—Neltje Blanchan

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“There cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress—what did I know—until now?”

—Unica Zürn

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“Spring passes quickly. If you haven’t been out for five days, you find the trees in bud. If you don’t see the trees for another five days, you discover that they’ve put out leaves. In another five days, they’re so green you wouldn’t recognize them. It makes you wonder: Can these be the same trees I saw a few days before? And you answer yourself: Of course they are. That’s how fast spring goes by. You can almost see it. From far away it comes racing toward you. And when it reaches you it whispers in your ear, ‘I’m here,’ and then runs swiftly on. Spring—what a rush it’s in. Every place seems to be urging it to come.”

—Xiao Hong

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Which spring quotes, photos & songs best capture spring’s beauty, in your opinion? What are your favorite ways to celebrate the season? What are you most looking forward to now that the weather’s warming up? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. For more gorgeous spring photos, check out my spring-inspired Pinterest board below!


29 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lauren

    April 18, 2017

    these photos are AMAZING! I know what you mean about New England winters…after a long and snowy one like we got out here in the Berkshires, I am dying for spring. It’s such a time of renewal…I love it! I can’t wait to listen to this playlist with the windows down, because even if it’s a little cold…the windows can be down! 😉

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    Beth

    April 18, 2017

    It finally looks like spring here! I’m loving all these photos and quotes. I’m listening to your playlist right now, it is great. Thanks for the musical introduction, there are some artists that I don’t recognize.

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    carlie

    April 18, 2017

    i love this so much! i love spring too – it is so magical!! and i really love that you made a playlist, i can’t wait to listen. this whole post was so beautiful and made me feel so much inspiration. xx thank you

    http://www.riceandrepeat.com

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    Breanna

    April 18, 2017

    This is such a great post! What an amazing way to go into Spring with some positive vibes and a whole lot of inspiration. I love quotes and find so much creative energy from them, so this is perfect! Keep up the great work!

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    Bobbi

    April 18, 2017

    These pictures are beautiful!! I love the quotes as well! I love the newness and hope that spring always brings ❤️

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    Sarah Levine-Moore

    April 18, 2017

    I absolutely love these photos! they’re making me want to do a photo walk in my city!

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    Katie

    April 18, 2017

    The photos you have chosen are stunning! I love nature quotes – my IG gallery is mainly nature photos and I often choose a nice inspirational quote to go with them.

    Tbh I haven’t heard of many of the songs in your playlist. I might well come back later to have a listen!

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    Rachel R Ritlop

    April 18, 2017

    Aweee this gave me all the spring vibes! love it!

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    Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    April 18, 2017

    I’m totally loving these photos and that playlist. Such awesome songs!! I’m a huge Gregory Alan Isakov fan!

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    Kristen

    April 18, 2017

    I’m loving all of these quotes! Spring is such a beautiful time of the year, all the flowers are starting to bloom again and it’s truly so pretty 🙂 plus I’m loving the warm weather!

    Can’t wait to check out your playlist!

    – Kristen
    http://www.sophisticatedgal.com

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    Anonymous

    April 19, 2017

    Love the inspiring quotes!

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    Katie

    April 19, 2017

    Such beautiful quotes! Spring is my favorite season, I just love it so much!

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    Aishwarya Shenolikar

    April 19, 2017

    Wow! This is the most beautiful post dedicated to spring. These are really lovely photos and superb quotes! Can’t wait to check out the playlist!! 🙂

  14. Reply

    Abigail

    April 19, 2017

    I really love this!!!! I adore quotes and you have rounded up a bunch of fabulous ones!

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    Mary Leigh

    April 19, 2017

    These photos are excellent. I love spring so much! My favorite quote was this one: “The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” Wow. That one resonates with me.

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    Jerry

    April 19, 2017

    Spring is awesome. Just awesome. I made a post similar to this one earlier, just… much shorter.

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    Talisa

    April 19, 2017

    The pictures are gorgeous. Gonna checkout that playlist too ’cause I’ve actually been in the mood for some good new music.

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    Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

    April 19, 2017

    Your photos are gorgeous! I can’t wait to check out your playlist as well.

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    Jennifer

    April 20, 2017

    The photos in this post are amazing! I have a love/hate relationship with spring; I LOVE all the newness of life, the birds chirping and color popping everywhere, but where I live spring also means high humidity, lots of rain and severe t-storms! Visiting you today from Blogging with Heart

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    Kristen

    April 20, 2017

    Cool post idea! Your photos are beautiful and it totally got me in the mood for all things spring.

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    Ramona

    April 20, 2017

    I’m glad spring is finally here. I love the warmer temperatures and the longer days. My favorite thing is to take a walk and enjoy the moments. Also, spring baseball games watching my nephew play.

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    Leslie Soto

    April 20, 2017

    This is such a pretty, inspirational spring post. All your photos are truly amazing. They’re so full of happiness and spring time cheer.

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    Divya

    April 20, 2017

    So VERY excited and VERY ready for Spring! It’s a special one since it’s the first time I’m living in a state that actually HAS seasons!

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day

    April 20, 2017

    These photos are gorgeous. It’s definitely feeling like spring!

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    Anonymous

    April 20, 2017

    You have me 100%+ in the mood for Spring!!! Chicago is beginning to bloom and I am loving every minute! Thanks for sharing this wonderful article!
    xo~D
    http://www.beyouandthrive.com

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    Harmony, Momma To Go

    April 20, 2017

    wow thats alot of spring! Personally, I Feel like spring is my gateway to summer!

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    ShootingStarsMag

    April 21, 2017

    Thanks for sharing. I do love the springtime. Beautiful quotes and photos. 🙂

    -Lauren

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    Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    April 21, 2017

    I loved reading the quotes and looking at the pictures. Spring is such a beautiful and magical time of year!

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    Mistle

    April 24, 2017

    So many great quotes!!! I have not listened to a lot of those songs on your playlist but I will have to check them out.

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