I won’t even try to be subtle about this. The air in Yekaterinburg today is packing extreme amounts of dandelion fluff.
I’ve been surprised by how many public spaces in Russia seem to be overgrown with weeds, especially with big, huge stalks of dandelion flowers, which are fast turning to fluff and taking to the breeze. Everywhere in the city today, it looks like there are snow flurries. You constantly need sunglasses to keep them out of your eyes. And they still tend to get in your mouth and nose.
I was unable to capture this weird appearance of snow flurries with our cheap pocket camera. So finally Jim just leaned down and scooped some up from the sidewalk for your viewing enjoyment.