Everyone seems in a lighter mood in Almaty, especially after the welcome rains we had that clears out the air of the ubiquitous pollution. When I was being driven around on Monday to my different clinics, I noticed through the drizzle that the Kazakh people seemed HAPPY! Maybe because I felt gloomy about getting checked out for high blood pressure, all else appeared gleeful. Turns out that many Kazakhs were feeling the change in weather last week when I was feeling the most cotton-headed. However, see the following photos and how nice it is to enjoy spring here in Almaty, Kazakhstan!