Flowers + snow

January 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm Leave a comment

Winter on the west coast is at its best when flowers and snow collide. Take these two scenes: above is a picture of a cherry tree in bloom just off Davie Street and Burrard in Vancouver’s west end. I took this picture today when I was wandering around on my lunch break. This seems shockingly early for cherry blossoms, but the photographic evidence speaks for itself.

And below, in the same neighbourhood on the same day, just a few hours earlier, is the view from my office window of the 20-minute snowstorm we experienced this morning in Vancouver. It was a great start to my week to be able to gaze out into the swirl over emails and Monday morning coffee.  

I also received this photo via text message over the weekend: a winter rose blooming in the morning snow and sun at my parents’ new home in Sooke. I wish I’d be there to see it in person, but maybe it’s even more beautiful and magical from afar.

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