One way to escape the wintertime blahs is to visit Macro Flower Saturday, where Maia gathers the most beautiful floral images. After seeing her photos of a kalanchoe, I will never look that that rather odd plant the same way again! Of course, the variety she photographed is different from any that I've seen.
My own flower shot was taken last spring, which seems so very long ago! A new round of snow and temperatures down to zero and below have pushed the hope of spring farther away, it seems. Only last week, I was considering buying a bare root rose bush to replace one that I'm sure didn't survive our long winter. That plan will have to wait!
Spring rain on lilacs --- it's an image that brings good memories, and promises of what will come again, eventually.