Just a quick post to highlight the capricious nature of springtime weather in Almaty:
This photo was taken two days ago, with the sun shining and tulips blooming -- sure signs of spring, right?
Ok, this one was taken today, after an unexpected morning snow shower - the temperature was easily below freezing all day (brr, guess I'll be getting the winter coat back out...). Argh, this happened last time I was here - just when you think winter's been over for a month, it comes back and bites ya. And wouldn't you know it, the heating in my apartment building was shut off two weeks ago!