Surprise Photo

No, it isn’t spring yet in our northern latitudes. Charles, a dear blogging friend,  after honestly praising my snow and ice photo essay yesterday, suggested nevertheless to post a flower, which would bring some comfort to all, who are presently suffering from the dismal cold. Hopefully, this violet will be the signal for spring to arrive soon.


  1. Jodi · February 21, 2019

    a beautiful sight indeed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2019

      I took this photo last year during early spring. I hope to see them soon again.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Pure Glory · February 21, 2019

    Peter, what a beautiful violet! With our long Alaskan winters, I sometimes long to see some green in the midst of all the beautiful snow. Thank you for the touch of Spring!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. PlantsandBeyond · February 21, 2019

    A purple beauty with a hint of hope

    Liked by 1 person

  4. chmjr2 · February 21, 2019

    Thank you Peter. This is a welcome sight and a promise of things to come. Now I have to break up a heavy coating of ice on my sidewalk and driveway as we had a small ice storm. We are due for 2 – 4 inches of snow this afternoon into early eve. Snow on top of ice as you know is not a good thing. So I will take one more look at the flower and off I go.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2019

      Good luck and best wishes! Shovelling is also almost a daily chore for me.


  5. Sue · February 21, 2019

    Welcome, Spring!


  6. Ulli · February 21, 2019

    Violas are signs of the spring, indeed. Your friend did a very nice photo of them. Thanks for sharing, Peter!
    All the best

    Liked by 1 person

  7. thecedarjournal · February 21, 2019

    Wild violets are some of my favorites. Do you guys get the white ones also?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Su Leslie · February 21, 2019

    Beautiful- and a lovely busst of colour and July even in NZ (where we are blanketed in cloud and awaiting the remnants of a tropical cyclone)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. kopfundgestalt · February 21, 2019

    We already have spring – but many people feel that it is way too early for these temperatures and that it feels simply wrong,

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2019

      The worst part could be that you are getting another severe cold spell in March and all the plants and flowers that started growing would be wiped out.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. rabirius · February 22, 2019

    Yes, let’s hope it will be spring soon!


  11. Ann Coleman · February 22, 2019

    Thanks, Peter! The photo of the beautiful flower certainly cheered me up. Come on, Spring!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Amy · February 25, 2019

    Spring–that’s a foreign concept around here! Like you, we are covered in snow, though not as deep as yours.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sarah · February 27, 2019

    It is indeed a very welcome sight! Thank you, Peter! 😄


  14. jml297 · March 5, 2019

    Hope springs eternal! A lovely glimpse of what’s to come, Peter.

    Liked by 1 person

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