Beautiful Allison -- though fat chance that the snowbound Easterners will love you for it. I know from living in Ottawa, when my parents would write in "mid winter" to tell me about the "bees buzzing in the maple tree" that such lovely "portents" of spring can seem like messages from Neverland.... (Imagine a smiley face here.) It's a beautiful shot and, of course, Victoria is famous for, among other things, the New Years Flower Count! So thank you (from the snowy Okanagan, too).
I can't speak for the other snowbound people, Barbara, but I love winter and I don't mind at all seeing portents of spring from elsewhere, and we'll get them here (different ones like icebergs- ha!) later on.
What is the name of this poor little thing? I had no idea you had blooms out there in the winter, Allison. Although not buried under a few feet of snow, it does look like its leaves are trying to find a warm place to hide.
Cheryl, I'm not sure what they are; they were nestled in with some pansies but I'm not sure about these.
Pansies??? Are you in Malaysia?? (:
Wonderful variety of shapes and textures - the pebbles, the downy looking foliage, drops of water I think, and stems and petals.
Are you kidding me??
So lovely and delicate looking. I too was struck by the textures -- the soft-looking leaves with droplets on them, the pretty white flowers, the pebbly soil. Victoria is beautiful. I remember years ago, getting off a plane there with a girlfriend in late February, and the air smelled like spring and the flowers were in bloom. Coming from snowy Ottawa, we felt we'd stepped into a fantasy. Your photo reminds me of that. Sigh.
Really nice depth, Allison. I imagine being a bug hiding down there...