Watching flowers blooming is never not beautiful

Unless you're living it up in California right now—full disclosure: I am—this winter has been particularly relentless. Is there hope beyond the cold and snow and slush? Yes indeedy. But it might take a minute, so in the meantime here are some beautiful GIFs of flowers blooming.

Watching flowers blooming is never not beautiful

Watching flowers blooming is never not beautiful

Yeah yeah, watching petals unfold is a little on the nose—look at nature's bounty in all its bright, life-affirming glory!—but seeing it all happen in one time-lapsed swoop is pretty cool, not to mention something you don't really have the chance to witness even smack-dab in the middle of spring.

Watching flowers blooming is never not beautiful

Check out Tumblr user Stardusted for the rest of the set, which just may warm your frigid heart this afternoon. Is it crazy that I kind of wish there were GIFs of each of these withering, too? Throw on a little All Things Must Pass and call it a day.


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