I think we can all agree that 2015 will go down in history as the year when winter just refused to die. Every time we think that we've finally reached the finish line, it turns out Jack Frost has one last irritatingly icy gasp in him. I'm about to go find whatever snow tundra he's hiding in and give him a piece of my mind. But in the meantime, those of us who are so hungry for spring that we're about to rip the groundhog out of its hole can take some solace in these flowers blooming in slow motion. It is, perhaps, the most satisfying sight my eyes have beheld for the last 6 months.
The slow motion video took a whopping four months to compile, and features all sorts of beautiful flowers opening up right in their prime. I can practically smell springtime when I stare at them. It smells like hope and warmth and probably whatever I'll smell like when I finally shed the ginormous winter coat I haven't taken off in several months.
In reality, it takes anywhere between eight and twelve minutes for the flowers in this video to fully bloom, but they've all been sped up so they're blooming in a matter of seconds. Now we can be ridiculously impatient and appreciate the beauty of nature at the same time.
Here are a few sights that ought to hold you off until the sun finally shines again:
Here's the whole video, set to the cheerful 1961 hit "Three Guesses" by Linda Scott:
Spring might be a few weeks away, but that doesn't mean we can't attempt to summon it a little faster by incorporating flowers into every part of our lives we possibly can, no matter how unholy.
Mix yourself a flowery drink
Preferably one with a little something-something in it. (And by "something" I mean alcohol.) Here's a list of floral-flavored drink recipes to get you started.
Bake with lavender or rose
I know it sounds weird, and at first, it will be a little bit like you're inhaling soap through your mouth, but trust me on this. I used to be a professional cupcake-eater (aka, an office assistant at a cupcake shop where I ate all the cupcakes), and I can tell you that flower-flavored cupcakes are worth the risk. Literally all you have to do is put a few drops of rose oil or lavender oil in vanilla cupcake mix and frosting and you're all set.
Bust out all your floral prints
What are we waiting for, some super secret signal from the fashion gods? I'm done waiting. I'll put on dresses over industrial cotton-lined jeans if I must.
Images: Vimeo (6); Giphy (2); My Tom Hai Trung/Flickr