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15 Photos to Get You Stoked for Spring

As temps gradually warm up across the Midwest, we're starting to get a wee bit antsy about spring. Bring on the lilacs, thawed lakes and short-sleeve weather. To hold us over, we scrolled through our Instagram feed to last spring's photos and did a little dreaming. If this year's spring is half as beautiful as last year's, it's going to be worth the wait. Here are 15 of our favorite pics you took last season.

Crocuses bloom in Tonganoxie, Kansas. Photo by @micahnaeger. 

 

@moxiedekalb photographeds a peanut-eating chickadee on a walk through her neighborhood in DeKalb, Illinois.

 

The Siberian scilla in full bloom at the Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Photo by @justinrogers.

 

Tulips ready to burst open in Geneva, Illinois. Photo by @michelefairall.

 

Cricket the Border collie hangs with a couple young quackers in Wisconsin. Photo by @evys_mom.

 

A stroll through Ewing Park’s lilac arboretum in Des Moines. Photo by Midwest Living digital editor @gmcrichton.

 

@amazedbyyouphoto posted this pic from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, with an A.A. Milne quote we love: "She turned to the sunlight / And shook her yellow head, / And whispered to her neighbor: / 'Winter is dead.'"

 

A sweeping view of Kansas' Tallgrass National Prairie by @micahnaeger.

 

"A walk in the park" in Holland, Michigan, by @aaronburden.

 

@wezie143 captured an explosion of color in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

 

“A day filled with blossoms and sunshine” at Essex Park in Rochester, Minnesota. Photo by @ab_photography_us.

 

@erikjohnsonphotography stumbled upon this field of wildflowers near Dorchester, Nebraska.

 

Heleniums in Door County, Wisconsin. Photo by @dtphotoart.

 

@northernwayoflife visited Fishtown in Leland, Michigan. 

 

"Wide open spaces" at Starkey Farm in Hendricks County, Indiana. Photo by Emily Neitzel. 

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