Spring in the rule of thirds and chat

Challenge #15 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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Show us a sign of spring while using the composition rule of thirds. This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.. Also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture, see for elaboration the comment in the example. Then give constructive comment on all other photos. Eventually you can enter a second improved version of your first picture by withdrawing the dummy and use that free slot.
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Caught by surprise
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an unusual snow storm caught spring flowers by surprise... from my home's backyard.
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Submitted: Monday, 26th March, 2012 08:08 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 2nd March, 2012
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