April showers might bring May flowers, but this year's early spring has already yielded a fresh crop of beautiful blossoms. We posted an Open Call on Open Salon, asking our readers to contribute their own foliage photos, and were overwhelmed by the breathtaking images that appeared, of gardens, backyards and public parks around the world, from New York City to Gillespie County, Texas, to Istanbul. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.
If you'd like to see your work in a Salon slide show, or Salon section, simply sign up for a blog at Open, and watch the Open Salon cover for Open Calls. (We'll be announcing a new food-related Open Call very soon.)