From the first snowdrops the signs of spring bring the thrill of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. This year I feel the spring even more reinvigorating, maybe because of the long and cold winter that passed. Every new blossom, every bird singing, every child, the bees, the warming of the sun, even the rain drops are bringing joy in my heart. I found some amazing pictures taken this spring. What a beautiful spring! What a beautiful world!
A magpie stands in a park were crocuses blossom in the western German city of Dusseldorf on March 23. (CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A tourist uses her Blackberry to snap a picture of the cherry blossoms as she tours the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, April 1, 2010 during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A beekeeper holds up a comb of honeybees on the outskirts of Hefei, Anhui province, China on April 5, 2010. The beekeeper is part of a group from Shandong province who travel across China from south to north with their honeybees as they follow the time of flowering. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Honey the reindeer keeps a close eye on her newly born calf at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 1, 2010. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of the year. (AP Photo/The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, John Wagner)
Twin four-month-old brown bear cubs play in a public bear park in Bern, Switzerland on April 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer)
Melissa, a lamb born on March 21, one of several baby animals the public can meet at Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts, is photographed on Saturday, April 3rd. (Paul Cary Goldberg/Boston Globe)
and last, but definitely not least, my favourite one from this pack is this picture of the hard-working bumblebee.
A bumblebee is dusted with pollen as it collects nectar from a flower in one of Kiev’s parks on March 31, 2010 during a warm spring sunny day in Ukraine. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Thanks to The Big Picture