Do you ever feel like the years are starting to run together? Like, when your ten-year high school reunion invite arrives and you quickly run some numbers because you were convinced you were eighteen yesterday? Wait, that’s just me? Well, since I’m already sharing fun facts about myself, here’s another one; my driveway is lined with about 12 cherry blossom trees that I look forward to flowering every. single. year.

This is typically where I stop and take a moment to pay homage to the previous homeowners–may God bless their green thumbs.

Thankfully, for the both of us, spring’s beauty isn’t just limited to my driveway.

The entire Greater Lansing area has been popping with color for the past couple weeks and I find myself “oohing” and “ahhing” a little more than usual. From my daily lunchtime walk through downtown, to monitoring social media posts for the day, I am constantly reminded why this is one of my favorite times of the year.

Join me and take a few minutes to browse some of these gorgeous spring photos captured by fellow Instagram users. Let the petal peeping begin!

Michigan State University

Nothing screams the arrival of spring quite like this quintessential image of a robin perched near Beaumont Tower.

 

Lansing River Trail

A stroll along the Lansing River Trail is made even more peaceful with blue skies and pink blossoms.

 

Lunchtime walks 🌸 #springishere #lovelansing #downtownlansing #lansing #michigan #lansingrivertrail #spring

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State Capitol Building

I always say the State Capitol cannot take a bad picture. It looks particularly stunning with a wash of magnolia blossoms.

 

Springtime in the Capital City. #PureMichigan #LoveLansing

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Old Town Lansing

Doesn’t this shot make you want to grab a latte and walk the streets of Old Town?

 

Spring Views.

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Beaumont Tower

Michigan State University was recently named by the Detroit Free Press as “The Most Instagrammed Place in Michigan” can you guess why?

 

It's spring it's spring it's spring

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State Capitol Building

This view never gets old. Nope. Never.

Downtown Lansing

Spring brings out the softer side in all of us–even Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

 

Happy Sunday! Best wishes for a great week ahead!

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