Flower Power & Bursts of Life

Here are a few great photos of flowers – This first one is my favourite and is very ‘Blade Runner-esq,’ the way the colour of the living is so vibrant set against bleak manmade walls. Only this picture is one hundred million times better than any film; It’s real:

The spring equinox was March 20 this year, determined by the changing sunlight and how the earth is tilted and orbits the sun.

But we don’t need to look to the skies to know the seasons are turning. All we have to do is glance more earthbound to find flashes of color and bursts of life. Flowers are appearing in all kinds of places since the equinox. – Lloyd Young

Hindus buy baskets of flower during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari Temple on March 21 in Vrindavan, India. Holi, the spring festival of colours, is celebrated by Hindus around the world in an explosion of color to mark the end of the winter.

Cherry trees bloom during the National Cherry Blossom Festival along the Tidal Basin in Washington April 2. [Jonathan Ernst]

A lone flower is propped up by a boot at a shoe installation marking International Day for Landmine Awareness at Simon Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia April 4. On each of the more than 9,000 shoes is the name of a land mine victim representing those injured in Colombia. Colombia is second to Afghanistan as the nation with the largest number of victims. [Fernando Vergara/Associated Press]

A woman places flowers on the tomb of her deceased family member at a cemetery during the Qingming Festival in Beijing, China April 5. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day is when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean the tombs and place flowers and offerings. [Andy Wong/Associated Press]

A Libyan holding a flower joins others during the funeral in Tripoli March 20 for those who were killed by coalition forces air strikes. [Ahmed Jadallah]

A group of women take photos of flowers at King Abdullah Park during the Rabih Festival in Dammam, Saudi Arabia April 1. [Zaki Ghawas]

A daisy floats in a rain barrel on April 4 in Kaufbeuren, southern Germany. [Karl Josef Hildenbrand]

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~ by Fionnlagh on April 23, 2011.

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