I have a much greater appreciation for spring this year. My experience of spring in Cairo last year was a rather dreary one. There was barely any change other than the weather warming. There really wasn't any change in vegetation; no flowers and no greenery.
So this year the colors and scents of spring are magnified. The popping spring green is vibrant, the cherry and apple blossoms produce a wondrous fragrance, though I have to admit I could do without the vast quantities of pollen.
Here are a few pictures I have taken over the last two weeks. Check out the massive caterpillar I found. I put a quarter next to it for size reference.