1 curious lambs

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Yes, it is upon us at last. Snow melts, flowers bloom, trees turn from skeletal structures to vibrant miracles, animals emerge from hibernation, babies are born, baseball season starts, and you begin sneezing.

Spring is a prime candidate for a Keyword Wednesday post, because is it one of the more popular searched-for words on Shutterstock, and because it can mean so many different things.

What springs to mind for you? Here’s a small sample of Shutterstock contributors’ takes:

2 baseball

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3 sneeze

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4 trees

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5 bear crossing

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6 greengirl

© Gizele /Shutterstock

7 springs
7 springs

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