19 Spectacular Photos to Celebrate the Start of Spring
Marvel at the miracles of sunshine and new life in this collection of heartwarming reader photos.
Time to explore
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A trip south to Zion National Park is always rejuvenating after winter in the snows of northern Utah. —Christopher Brown, Park City, Utah. Here are some incredible pictures of America’s national parks that will make you want to travel.
Find a friend
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One morning, I was amazed to see this pileated woodpecker on my maple tree, calling out for his mate. —Candy Thompson, Kingwood, West Virginia
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My intrepid adventurers, Goldy and West, are searching for signs of spring—roly-polys and worms! —Julia King , Chino, California. These stunning photos capture the beauty of birds.
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Every spring, when we see a field covered in bluebonnets, we jump out of the truck and gather the family for a picture. Camo was thrilled to join in! —Cheyenne Cook, San Antonio, Texas
The next generation
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My 1-year-old son, Jax, loves being outside and visiting his Grammy and Papa’s farm. People who say a dog is man’s best friend never had a cow named “Moo.” —Breeanna Pratt, Nixa, Missouri. If these spring photos get you excited for warmer weather, you’ll also want to check out these gorgeous pictures of tulip farms.
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This International Harvester tractor has been in the family for years. I snapped this picture when I was at the barn as the sunset. —Rebecca Finchum, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
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I borrowed a pickup from my dad and drove from Montana home to Texas. This picture is one of my favorites from the first night, when I camped in Grand Teton National Park. —Ken Snyder, Spring, Texas.
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While checking out a barn sale, I couldn’t help but notice all these colorful vintage chairs on display! —Lydia Williams, Dover, New Hampshire
Fun with Fido
Is this not the cutest puppy on earth? He’s an 11-week-old blue heeler named Waylon Blue Shugart, surrounded here by spring flowers in bloom. —Sandra Shugart, Brentwood, Tennessee. Check out some more funny dog photos that will melt your heart.
A carpet of bluebonnets
My wife is a native Texan, and without question, bluebonnets are her favorite wildflower. On a spring break trip to Big Bend National Park, we had the pleasure of seeing the wildflowers of Hill Country at their peak. —David Mifflin, Warsaw, Missouri
Pretty in pink
I love that my daughter gets to channel her inner flower child. —Amanda Wallace, Mandeville, Louisiana. Don’t miss these 20 arrestingly beautiful photos that stand the test of time.
Mother’s Day bouquet
While out for a walk, my grandson Brady and I came across this field of dandelions. Brady decided to pick some for his mommy. What a thoughtful boy! —Nancy Saunders, Herkimer, New York
Cute meets adorable
When all the baby animals arrive in spring, it’s such a joy to watch the children react to them. With a crown of flowers on her head, my niece gave these chicks a warm welcome to the world. —Lorianne Ende, Rogers, Minnesota. These adorable pictures of baby animals will make your day.
It’s hard to say which is prettier—the moth or the flower. Here in northeast Ohio, the breathtaking luna is among the first giant silk moths to emerge in spring. —Tami Gingrich, Middlefield, Ohio
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My son Shepard is living up to his name and bonding with the babies on our family farm. —Kayla McDermitt , Carrollton, Georgia
Beauty in bloom
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My wife, Carla, captured this view of dogwood trees blooming on her aunt’s farm in Macon County. —Greg Passmore, Bryson City, North Carolina. If you’re enjoying these spring photos, you’ll want to check out these stunning National Geographic photos as well.
Wild and wonderful
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The great white trillium is one of our most stunning and showy native flowers. —Candy Thompson, Kingwood, West Virginia
Bridge to bliss
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When the weather warms, I often explore natural areas near my home, like Lake Witten. —Elsie Jackson, Tazewell, Virginia
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Our granddaughter Evelyn loves to help us check the bluebird houses on the farm. —Gail Wright, Bellflower, Missouri. Now that you’re ready for the season after looking at these spring photos, find out America’s most beautiful places to visit in the spring.