TOM DORSEY / Salina (Kan.) JournalA maple leaf is lodged amid ice-encased blades of grass in Salina, Kansas. A powerful weather system is leaving dangerously cold weather in the Rockies and Upper Plains, and is expected to bring frigid air today to the Appalachians, the South and the East Coast.
The tulip — the quintessential spring flower — also has symbolism for Lent and Easter.
Josh, left, and Jennifer White, of San Diego, watch Clyde, an orangutan at Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, Kan., while touring the zoo Monday morning, July 1, 2013. The San Diego couple regularly visited the San Diego Zoo, where they fell in love with Clyde, a 36-year-old male Sumatran oranguta…
A Cooper's Hawk swoops through Oakdale Park in Salina, Kan., Thursday morning April, 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)
A cat sits on a painted road stripe Thursday afternoon Jan. 24, 2013, in Salina, Kan. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)
Rain drops cling to tulips Wednesday afternoon April, 4, 2012 in Salina, Kan. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)
A squirrel eats the inside of a pumpkin Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011,
in Salina, Kan. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)
Many young school athletes, like this soccer player at South
High School in Salina, Kan., are back on field this time of year,
which also coincides with some uncomfortable, and possibly
Brennan Moore, 4, slides head first into a pile of leaves in his back yard in Salina, Kansas Monday morning, October 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)
Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment march Monday, May 10, 2010, into the Salina Bicentennial Center for their departure ceremony in Salina, Kan. The soldiers, of the Kansas Army National Guard, are being deployed to Africa. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)