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Spring News

Review: Filmmakers get resourceful in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a conventional underdog story told well; an innovative and striking sci-fi movie; a ground-breaking TV series; and a gender-bending love story.

Review: It’s ‘Spring’ and all manner of love is in the air Special

‘Spring’ is a romantic creature feature in which a man desperately tries to win the heart of his vacation fling who is a bit more concerned about her fluctuating flesh.

Spring at West Lake, China Special

Hangzhou - West Lake in Hangzhou, China has been the setting of history, poetry, and romance for 2,000 years. Walk with me through garden paths, over stone bridges, islands, pagodas, and tiled courtyards to celebrate spring.

Mankind has celebrated Mother's Day for a long time

Mother's Day will fall on May 10 this year in the U.S. But around the world, mothers are celebrated, maybe not on May 10, but sometime in the spring. Regardless of where in the calendar the day might fall, Mother's Day is a day of love and remembrance.

Spring starts with snow in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - In Edmonton, there is a joke that there are only two seasons: snow and rain. Spring encompasses both forms of precipitation.

TIFF: Romantic-horror Spring thrills in all the right places Special

Few films have the courage to attempt to blend romance with horror. But Spring, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, mixes both genres splendidly in a tale that is both chilling and tender.

Photo Essay: Spring in Jilin, China Special

Jilin - Spring came late to northeast China. Walk with me beside the Songhua River of Jilin and see the flowers, people out walking or riding bikes, teens playing in the flooded river, and remnants of their recent Dragon Boat Festival.

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Op-Ed: The 'biggest little parade' in San Francisco is on Union Street Special

San Francisco - As the 163 annual St. Patrick's Day parade here in the City is winding down, another parade to usher in spring time is on its way.

Can daylight savings time save your sex life?

From trendy magazines to topical Internet blogs, it's one of the most common complaints you will find about couples when discussing their sex lives: they no longer have the sex drive of their former, younger selves.

China budget carrier Spring eyes $3 billion A320 order

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines is set to make an order for up to 30 Airbus <AIR.PA> A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, the company's chairman told Reuters, amid an expec...

Martina McBride to release new 'Everlasting' album this spring

Die-hard fans of country music sensation Martina McBride has been awaiting new music for her for a long time. The wait is over.

Photo Essay: Mythical Athens in Spring Special

Athens - Amid the media bombardment broadcasting images of anarchy, destruction and tear-gas, Athens is actually a city of beauty, magic and inspiration.

Photo Essay: Welcome to car show season Special

Is it time to finally get to that car project you've been hiding in your garage since you were 20? Don't know where to begin? This is the perfect season to check out the many weekend car shows to get some ideas.

17-year cicada broods make their presence known in New Jersey Special

Watchung - As the unusual cold snap broke on Sunday, the 17-year cicadas made their appearance known - emerging from the ground in swelling numbers.

Photo Essay: Spring in the Dutch countryside, storks and all Special

With Amsterdam much in the news lately due to the coronation, or at times due to its coffee-shops or prostitutes, other parts of the Netherlands are lesser known; if not to say under-reported. Here's a look at the Dutch countryside during springtime.

Photo Essay: Spring comes to the UK Special

Spring took its sweet time this year with temperatures being well below average during much of March and April, but finally there are signs that warmer weather is coming to the UK as the bulbs first planted in Autumn have started to come into bloom.

Photo Essay: Spring in Turkey Special

Izmit - Spring has finally come to Turkey, and people enjoy walking outside in the sunshine, strolling through parks, planning weddings, and admiring tulips.

Photo essay: Fuengirola, Spain — A springtime beachfront stroll Special

Fuengirola - Spring officially sprang (or is that sprung?) around a month ago, but it was hard to know it. With endless rain, cold winds and chilly nights, it seemed to have gone forever. But now, it seems spring is officially back!

Op-Ed: Macy's Annual Flower Show sparkles with an Asia-India theme Special

San Francisco - Each year for as far back as this reporter can remember, Macy's at Union Square in San Francisco has always put together a floral show. This year's theme is entitled "The Painted Garden."

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Perennial favorite groundhog, Phil emerged from his winter shelter at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day to predict an early spring in 2013.

Spring-like weather greets Torontonians

Toronto - Yes, there may still be snow outside your door this morning but it sure doesn’t feel like winter. In fact, the remaining snow this morning is easily melting as Toronto is experiencing record-breaking temperatures in the positive double digits.

Watch seasons change in time lapse video of Norwegian train ride

Trondheim - A Norwegian broadcasting company has created an amazing time lapse video of a train ride between Trondheim to Bodø, detailing the changing of the seasons.

A springtime seaside stroll and memories of a remarkable jump Special

Santiago - Spring has already arrived to the city of Viña del Mar, one of the favourite holiday resorts in South America, and perhaps the best place in town to appreciate this time of the year is a leisurely walk along its beautiful Waterfront Park.

Glorious clematis blooms heralding the end of the southern winter Special

While residents of the northern hemisphere prepare for the fall colors and the first frost of the season, in the southern hemisphere becomes apparent that winter is clearly in retreat, as the early-blooming plants proclaim the arrival of spring.

Photo essay: Springtime in Old York Special

York - The weather in England is wrapped in sparkling sunshine. To make use of the good weather I spent a weekend in the old English city of York, in the county of Yorkshire. Here are some of the photographs I took.

Op-Ed: Springtime blooms at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Va. Special

Leesburg - Over 200 years ago, a man named George Carter inherited a large parcel of land in Northern Virginia, over 3,400 acres. On this land he built a plantation, complete with a mansion, with the primary crop being wheat.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Tulips give Chicago an incredible splash of color Special

Chicago - Nothing says springs like tulips and the vibrantly colored flowers can be seen across the downtown area of the Windy City.

Review: Photo Essay — Kew Gardens in the spring Special

London - Kew Botanical Gardens is one of the most alluring and beautiful places in London. With an early best of 'summer sunshine' I have been venturing around taking some photographs which capture the magic of Kew.

Greece springs into bloom Special

Inspired by Digital Journal's photo essays of Spain and Washington in full spring bloom, it is time to showcase Greece in her spring glory.
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Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring has sprung in Savannah and Tybee Island  Georgia.  3/21/14
Spring has sprung in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. 3/21/14
First signs of blooming willow on west coast of Canada.
First signs of blooming willow on west coast of Canada.
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.
Several flowers of Clematis montana at different levels of development.
Several flowers of Clematis montana at different levels of development.
Tulips in Chicago.  April 2012.
Tulips in Chicago. April 2012.
june blooms
june blooms
One of three baby robins who spend the day in my  garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn t she adorab...
One of three baby robins who spend the day in my garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn't she adorable?
Snow on Mount Seymour  North Vancouver  Canada.
Snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.
Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city t...
Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city to enjoy the weather, especially at the city's Harborfront.
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Nadia Hilker in a scene from  Spring  (photo by Aaron Moorhead)
Nadia Hilker in a scene from 'Spring' (photo by Aaron Moorhead)
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The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.
Wisteria plants are splendid in the first weeks of blooming in spring time.
Wisteria plants are splendid in the first weeks of blooming in spring time.
Yellow tulips
Yellow tulips
Tulips in Chicago.  April 2012.
Tulips in Chicago. April 2012.
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.