Hello spring! Best flower photos from around the world

Henri Matisse said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Thank you EarthSky friends for seeing them and sharing your images with us!

Henri Matisse said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Thank you EarthSky friends for seeing them and for sharing your images with us. It’s a celebration of spring from all all around the world. Y’all are wonderful photographers! Here are some of our favorites. Enjoy!

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Horsechestnut blossoms by EarthSKy Facebook friend Raymond Johnson

Horsechestnut blossoms by EarthSKy Facebook friend Raymond Johnson

By Carlos Colón Sr. 'Spring is in the air! in Cortland IL.'

By Carlos Colón Sr. ‘Spring is in the air! in Cortland IL.’

From our friend Cristina Voice. Her description, 'I want to share with you the joy of spring. Taken on May 14, 2013, countryside. Lupinus polyphyllus

From our friend Cristina Voice. Her description, ‘I want to share with you the joy of spring. Taken on May 14, 2013, countryside. Lupinus polyphyllus

Photo by: Nanette Simmons. 'Liriodendron tulipifera — known as the tulip tree — at Lake Martin, Alabama.'

Photo by: Nanette Simmons. ‘Liriodendron tulipifera — known as the tulip tree — at Lake Martin, Alabama.’

Forget-me-nots, by EarthSky Facebook friend Leanne Lee.

Forget-me-nots, by EarthSky Facebook friend Leanne Lee.

Passion Flower Augusta GA taken by Tonia Coleman-Klein 5/12/13.

Passion Flower Augusta GA taken by Tonia Coleman-Klein 5/12/13.

Photo credit Eva Margareta Charlotta. Her description: 'Tusensköna in Swedish, in Vänersborg, Sweden, Monday this week. Latin, Bellus Perennis, Daisy in English..but this is a very small kind of daisy.'

Photo credit Eva Margareta Charlotta. Her description: ‘Tusensköna in Swedish, in Vänersborg, Sweden, Monday this week. Latin, Bellus Perennis, Daisy in English..but this is a very small kind of daisy.’

Photo credit: EarthSky Facebook friend Rajshree Raghyee. She wrote, 'Red...Red “How sweet I roam'd from field to field/And tasted all the summer's pride ...”'

Photo credit: EarthSky Facebook friend Rajshree Raghyee. She wrote, ‘Red…Red
“How sweet I roam’d from field to field/And tasted all the summer’s pride …”’

'Springtime sun shines on a rhododendron flower.' Photo credit: Mitchell Spector

‘Springtime sun shines on a rhododendron flower.’ Photo credit: Mitchell Spector

Photo credit: Tosca Yemoh Zanon, who wrote, 'Green Alkanet_Pentaglottis sempervirens ( London) taken two weeks ago!!!'

Photo credit: Tosca Yemoh Zanon, who wrote, ‘Green Alkanet_Pentaglottis sempervirens ( London) taken two weeks ago!!!’

California poppies by EarthSky Facebook friend Kerri Willerford, who writes, 'Didn't get much rain here in the desert, so not too many flowers.'

California poppies by EarthSky Facebook friend Kerri Willerford, who writes, ‘Didn’t get much rain here in the desert, so not too many flowers.’

Photo credit: Jane Wildoner

Spring flowers along the Appalachian Trail. Photo credit: Jane Wildoner

Photo credit: Graham Telford. He wrote, 'Went to local woods on wed expecting to find fields of bluebells. After walking round for almost 2 hours I found ONE and it hadn't even opened.ohh well theres always tomorrow..'

Photo credit: Graham Telford. He wrote, ‘Went to local woods on wed expecting to find fields of bluebells. After walking round for almost 2 hours I found ONE and it hadn’t even opened.ohh well theres always tomorrow..’

May in San Diego. Photo credit: Dmitriy Nikitin

May in San Diego. Photo credit: Dmitriy Nikitin

'Flowers blooming in VA' by EarthSky Facebook friend Michael Young.

‘Flowers blooming in VA’ by EarthSky Facebook friend Michael Young.

'Snow Plant blooming along the Upper Truckee River between Truckee and Sierra Valley, California,' by EarthSky Facebook friend Michelle Whitaker

‘Snow Plant blooming along the Upper Truckee River between Truckee and Sierra Valley, California,’ by EarthSky Facebook friend Michelle Whitaker

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