Pansies and the First Flowers of Spring in Alberta

I hesitate to call it Spring because there is still a lot of snow on the ground. But a few species of migrating birds, like the robin, have arrived, so I thought maybe I should go outside and see what is going on.

05-pansy-iceA clump of rather battered and forlorn looking pansies were daring the snow to get any closer.


05-foliage-snowA brave bit of green something was peeking out from under the weight of winter.

05-mousetrailsA bare patch of grass shows the activity of the wee mice in winter.

05-snow-treeAnd a tree in the woods asks when it will be freed from its blanket of snow.

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