spring details

We always say, “It’s the little things that count.”


As we huddle here in the final stretch of winter, I find myself dreaming of details,

the little things that make spring so special.

So, as thoughts will do, mine hopped around until they landed on this idea:

A “can-you-guess” sort of quiz that gives you a close-up glimpse of the coming season’s lovely little things.

Scroll through the images and their multiple-choice identities, below, and give ‘em a guess. Some are more obvious than others, but all are dream-worthy. The answers are at the end.


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Garlic blossom
  2. Lily bud
  3. Moth’s nose


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Thumbelina’s crown
  2. Hibiscus
  3. Poppy


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Fish skin
  2. Butterfly wing
  3. Bird feather


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Grains of sand
  2. Semiprecious gems
  3. Bits of plastic


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Leaf
  2. Katydid wing
  3. Rice paper


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Bee wings
  2. Fairy wings
  3. Dragonfly wings


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Sand
  2. Coral
  3. Starfish


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Currant tomatoes
  2. Red currants
  3. Salmon eggs


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

  1. Sunflower
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Fern bud


Photo by Nick Fedele via Flickr

  1. Starfruit seeds
  2. Lemon candy
  3. Hibiscus pollen


Photo by Justus Thane via Flickr

  1. Vintage wood curio shelf
  2. Empty sunflower seed pod
  3. Honeycomb

12. And here’s one to help you appreciate the miniscule marvels of today (hint, hint):

Photo by Alexey Kljatov via Flickr

  1. Flake of mica
  2. Shard of glass
  3. Snowflake



  1. Garlic blossom
  2. Poppy
  3. Butterfly wing
  4. Grains of sand
  5. Katydid wing
  6. Dragonfly wings
  7. Starfish
  8. Red currants
  9. Sunflower
  10. Hibiscus pollen
  11. Honeycomb
  12. Snowflake



  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This was fun. I missed #4, #2, and #12. The last one is really tricky with those micro stems curling off the edges. Thanks for a great Morning Science class today at MJF. Always a favorite of mine!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    Beautiful! I wasn’t sure about the butterfly wing or hibiscus pollen. The others I did get correct!
    Thanks for this post!

  3. Yay, got em all right ! Yes, as they say : ” God is in the details “

  4. Krista says:

    Wow! That was a fun little challenge. I only missed numbers 4 and 5. I did guess on some, especially the hibiscus pollen, but I seemed to have guessed right. Thanks for this fun little game to get into the spirit of the season and appreciate the small things that make up spring.

  5. I missed on the Katydid wing (thought it was a leaf because a copy of this is one of my screen saver free images) and the snowflake (thought it was mica flake). Otherwise, I think I’m a pretty good observer of nature (or maybe just intuitive??). Either way, I’ll accept the result. milka

  6. Bonnie ellis says:

    What a fun way to learn. In my button club, we would have to identify various clothing buttons on a card. We learned a lot about what they we made of, when made and what garment they may have been sewn on.

  7. Sarah Hall says:

    Loved this. I missed #5 but definately was guessing on the pollen!

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