“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” ― Kobayashi IssaPoems

Precisely! Spring is in the air. Today evening during my walk I discovered the first signs of spring – newly emerged flower buds, lush green leaflets among a brown withered bush and the first pink floret peeking from the cherry blossom trees. I yielded to the temptation of taking out my smartphone and clicking a few shots.

Here are a few of them. As I walked through the neighbourhood, the freshness in the air brought a spring in my step. I love the change in seasons.

As I welcomed the Californian spring, I somehow dearly missed my Canadian snow. Have a lovely spring, everyone! Image