Sunshine/Light [Leap into Spring!]

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.

– Hans Christian Andersen

The first week of the Leap into Spring! Photo Challenge and I absolutely cannot think of a better prompt to begin with. Spring is bringing us brighter days and the change of the clocks to Daylight Savings Time means that we get to enjoy the beautiful sunshine for even longer each day.

In the city, as the evening draws closer and the sun gets lower in the sky, the soft light peeks around the edges of tall buildings and reflects off of the glass windows. It pours through blossom-laden tree branches, and dances over patches of bright green grass. Mikey likes to play outside, making shapes on the sidewalk with his own tall shadow.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.

– J.M. Barrie

Don’t forget to head on over to Project Alicia this week where the wonderfully talented Alicia will be sharing some fantastic tips on shooting during Golden Hour!

I’m teaming up with Alicia of Project Alicia and Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud to bring you the Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge – a 6-week photography challenge aimed at capturing the beauty of spring.

Just a few details:

Not experiencing spring in your part of the world? No problem. All are invited regardless of geographic location.

Two prompts to choose from each week! Share your favorite images inspired by one of our weekly prompts. Or both. It’s totally up to you.

The linky will remain open from 9am Friday – 9am Thursday CST. Leap Into Spring! blog post or Flickr photo, not your blog’s home page or Flickr photostream. Feel free to share your photos in our Leap Into Spring! Flickr Group as well.

We’ll be showcasing some of your lovely photos by pinning our favorite submissions to our Leap Into Spring! Pinterest Board each week.

We love Instagram just as much as you do! We’ll be on the lookout for your lovely spring photos, so be sure to use the #leapintospring hashtag.

Last, but not least, don’t forget to grab our lovely button!

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Next week’s prompt will be Easter/Eggs. For a complete list of upcoming prompts, head on over to the Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge page.


  1. LOVE this post, the photos and your quotes rock! I actually wrote down the Hans Christian Andersen one the other day..love it!

    • Isn’t it a great quote? I knew it would be perfect for this as soon as I remembered it!

      And thank you, I hope you have a great weekend!

    • You know, the quote did get me thinking about how much I loved reading Hans Christian Andersen as a child and I haven’t yet read any to Mikey. I should find some 🙂

  2. Rebecca your photos are so lovely. I love the soft light spilling into the garden. The shadow photo is one of my favorites. And I just love the photos of the pear tree blossoms. I can’t get enough of them!
    Tish´s last post ..Let There Be Light

    • Thanks Tish! We have a whole lot of those blossoms in our neighbourhood, it looks beautiful this time of year!

  3. Amy

    I love the first one, the white blossoms are so beautiful! I also really like the shadow shot!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting this challenge. What a fun project to participate in!

    The shot of the gardening tools in the bucket was particularly intriguing to me, though I enjoyed each of your photographs. It is so nice to see such beauty on a friday 🙂
    Our Muddy Boots´s last post ..Taking Off: My Gratitude Photo Journal

    • Thank you! I’m happy that you’re having fun with the challenge, hope you’ll join us again next week 🙂

  5. You are so artistic with your perspectives. I love the white flowers. The collage is amazing too. SO beautiful and inspiring.~

  6. Wonderful photos. My favorite is the one with the shadows. Having grown up in the city, your photo brought me back to the days when I used to watch my shadows with my Mom.

    What a great idea for a challenge! Thanks for hosting!
    Melanie´s last post ..Signs of Spring…

  7. Truly inspiring photos you have here. I am joining the challenge. I wish I could capture photos as beautiful as these. I hope i did it right.

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