It's been a long haul to get to spring this year as temperatures continue to dip and snow threatens our sanity.
People have been taking to social media to celebrate the break in the bleak grayness with photos of the signs of spring.
Here are some of our favorite shots of blossoms around the city:
There's pops of color everywhere, like this one in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that caught the eye of DNAinfo's own Rachel Holliday Smith.
mmm 'tis the season for taking pictures of every damn sprouting thing I see
A photo posted by @rachelholliday on
Soft pink Japanese magnolias are out in their glory in Central Park.
These #trees are blooming in my neighborhood too! Beautiful burst of in @CentralParkNYC via @MillionTreesNYC pic.twitter.com/vUqyFGuKQW— Shelley Foy Robinson (@Writing_Destiny) April 2, 2016
The park's colors show that despite the cool temperatures, winter is gone.
#spring in #centralpark #nyc by nextworld https://t.co/hbdfxrzQ6m pic.twitter.com/zlHn8Ycnwf— Central Park in pics (@fromcentralprk) April 4, 2016
Daffodils are in full bloom at Herald Square.
I enjoy days like this! Spring time in Manhattan. #NYC #ILoveNY #flowers #macys #34thstreet #empirestatebuilding pic.twitter.com/YsQrgRXoh6— Michael LaPayower (@BigYankeesFan) March 30, 2016
Even City Hall is bursting with spring florals.
Tweet from NYC City Hall: #cityhallpark #citytrip #newyork #nyc #bluesky #trees #travel #spring #newyorkcity #bloss… pic.twitter.com/7HqIe5WLyJ— Municipal Tweets (@MunicipalTweets) April 6, 2016
The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is coming to life, too.
#Spring at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, looking at the Astro View Towers, remnants of World's Fair #Queens #NYC pic.twitter.com/SR9B4cEEH4— Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) April 3, 2016
A spray of flowers on Bleecker Street resembles a painting.
#flowers outside a #cafe window #greenwichvillage #bleekerstreet #nyc #morningwalk
A photo posted by artist_daughter (@artist_daughter) on
The white flowers on this tree in Gramercy Park make a nice contrast against a red brick building.
Gramercy's still fighting for spring 🌷
A photo posted by Tahlia Fancy (@im.so.t.fancy) on