While my friends and family in Sydney have endured torrential rain and hail storms for the past week, London has experienced some blissful sunshine. It seems the tables have turned. A local suburban street has exploded in pink with the annual bloom of the Cherry Blossom trees. They only last for about two weeks, but it's the most beautiful time of year. London isn't famous for its cherry blossoms, as far as I know, they're usually associated with Japan, but the blaze of colour sets this street alight.
Above is West London, below is Japan, via Victor Leung, who does some beautiful photography.
Meanwhile in Sydney, torrential rain for the past week and extreme hailstorms in recent hours have lead to floods on the normally sun-coated Harbour bridge.
We live in a world of contrasts.