Springtime in photos: colourful scenes from around the world

by hellomagazine.com During a long, cold winter with many rain- and snow-filled days, it seems like blue skies and warmth of springtime will never arrive. But the most mild part of the year, which lasts 92 days and 18 hours, officially sprung on March 20.

As the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun, people can head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and blossoming flowers, especially at parks, gardens, zoos and farms, which burst with life. In celebration of springtime, we're taking a look at some of the most striking natural scenes the season has produced thus far.