Maria Yershov

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In Japan, sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, stand as the symbolic flower of spring and start appearing all over the country as the seasons change. During this season, rows of cherry trees with their pastel-pink crowns transform the country and shower the streets in falling petals. People go out to gardens, streets and parks for hanami (花見), or flower viewing, to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the mild weather after the long, cold winter. Often, hanami involves picnicking in the best sakura locations and enjoying food and drinks with friends under cherry trees. The blooming of sakura begins from the south around late March and spreads northward through the beginning of May. To view more photos and videos of cherry blossoms and hanami parties in Japan, tap the blue location text above and browse the #桜, #花見 and #お花見 hashtags. Photo by @suzu8bz

"I gather my inspiration from the American West," says Sam Larson (@samlarson), a 25-year-old Wisconsin native now working as a freelance artist in Carlsbad, California. "I like to get out into the mountains and desert whenever possible." On Instagram, Sam shares his western-themed creations, which often take the form of tiny, penny

How funny are these custom toys by @pridebites ?! I love how Travis looks like a grumpy old man! #thepointerbrothers

Terrifying/beautiful/Narnia/Ice Hotel (postcard from @aadenton) #virtualvacation

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Congrats to this week's #CaptionCrunch winner @yara_xox_! Get ready for next week everyone!

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Thanks @lone2y for an awesome sketch! 😊 Don't forget to look for #MrBagel on Facebook and like 👍 #chinchilla