Can Spring be far behind!

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming, Pablo Neruda once said. Spring has indeed arrived in the valley with flowers in full bloom in the famed Badamwaer garden of old Srinagar, signalling the onset of new season after winter. Bilal Bahadur captures the first signs of Spring

Differ Strikingly: BadamwariGardenis located in downtown Srinagar.It is one of the most prettiest sight to see in Spring where the Almond trees are in full bloom.Situated on foothills of Koh-e-Maran, the 300 kanals garden was dotted with trees, flowers and cascades providing a soothing experience to the visitors.
Strikingly Different: Badamwear Garden is located in downtown Srinagar. It is one of the most prettiest sight to see in Spring where the Almond trees are in full bloom. Situated on foothills of Koh-e-Maran, the 300 kanals garden is dotted with trees, flowers and cascades providing a soothing experience to the visitors.
Blooming Sight: For centuries the Badam Wari was the first to reverberate with life with the onset of the spring season in Jammu and Kashmir.
Blooming Sight: For centuries the Badamwaer was the first to reverberate with life with the onset of the spring season in Jammu and Kashmir.
Soothing Surroundings: the people of Srinagar would assemble there to announce the arrival of the spring season – after braving the vagaries of a harsh winter – with music and mirth.
Outdoor Calling: As the garden finds itself under the grip of bloom, people of Srinagar assemble here to announce the arrival of the spring season.
Flowery Scene:  Mark Twain “It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”  ― Mark Twain
Flowery Scene: “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
― Mark Twain
Bloom: “It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: 'there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress - what did I know - until now?”  ― Unica Zürn
Under Bloom: “It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?”
― Unica Zürn
Day Out: The place is for all the nature lovers. A place which can't be missed in spring and summer in Kashmir.
Day Out: The place is for all the nature lovers. A place which can’t be missed in spring and summer in Kashmir.
Truly Ornamental:“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”  ― John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga
Truly Ornamental:“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
― John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga
Capturing Moments: “Spring is the only revolutionary whose revolution has succeeded.”  ― Marianne Van Hirtum
Capturing Memories: “Spring is the only revolutionary whose revolution has succeeded.”
― Marianne Van Hirtum
In Contrast: “I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”  ― Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries
In Contrast: “I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries

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