It’s Spring…ish! So Here’s Some Flowers n’ Stuff.

Salt Lake City has exploded into bloom this week giving us hope that spring may finally be here. But April does this to us every year. It teases us with temperatures in the 70s, lures us out of our homes with its alluring sunshine, and then BAM: snow. We residents woke up to a somewhat decent attempt from winter trying to make a come back this morning. Yes, these few inches of powder may put you in a doom and gloom mood and possibly remind you that we live in the shadow of the Rockies, which tends to make the weather a tad bit random, but, hey, maybe this is your last chance to get in some freshly powdered skiing. So I say bring it on, April! Because those sun-scorching, skin-peeling summer temperatures are right around the corner. Check out a slide show of some of Salt Lake’s spring blossoms below.

Speaking of blossoms, it’s been two whole years since I returned from my excursion to Japan which happened to fall during sakura season. In honor of that, I’m reposting the link to the gallery of that Oriental wonder.

And since we can only truly appreciate the warming weather of spring if there is a winter, did your city participate in Earth Hour 2012? Over 5000 cities from around the globe switched off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about environmental pollution and energy consciousness. Boston’s The Big Picture put together and interactive photo gallery featuring the world’s most famous cities dimming their lights for Earth.

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