The Big Picture-Boston.com『Signs of Spring: 2012』からの抜粋です。
With a purple sea of freshly-blooming crocus,
a lone bee hovers above his early spring choices in Walla Walla, Wash., March 7, 2012.
Warmer than average temperatures brought both the beauty of flowers and the beast of bugs out in full force.
(Jeff Horner/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)
Cherry blossoms of the Japanese Yoshino variety bloom along the Tidal Basin, March 19, 2012,
in Washington, DC, with the Jefferson Memorial to the rear.
This season celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees from Japan to Washington, DC.
(Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Elliott Buckleair, 3, watches the Williams Tower Waterwall at Gerald D.
Hines Waterwall Park, March 13, 2012,
in Houston. (Johnny Hanson/The Houston Chronicle)
A man relaxes on a modern art sculpture along Boston Harbor
as temperatures reached into the 50's in Boston, MA, March 7, 2012.
(Stephan Savoia/Associated Press)
An employee walks amid an installation of clay flowers by London-based
Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere entitled 'Out of Sync'
at Somerset House in central London, March 15, 2012.
The installation that acknowledges the end of winter and beginning of
spring consists of 10,000 clay blooms individually handcrafted by Casasempere so that each flower is unique.
(Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
Activists from the Network of Putin Supporters group and
pro-Kremlin youth movements give out flowers to subway passengers
at the Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow, March 1, 2012,
in an action they said was aimed at marking the beginning of spring.
(Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
Zosia Sztykowski relaxes in Lafayette Park on a warm sunny day,
March 13, 2012 in Washington,
DC. Temperatures soared into the upper 70's F(21C).
(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)