Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Magic Pansies

Nothing illustrates how early spring flowers are adapted to cold temperatures and maybe the occasional snowfall like our magic pansies.  Over 42 hours they went from blooming in the sun to being buried under snow to blooming in the sun again. 

7.30 Sunday - we arrive home to find the pansies completely covered in snow.

4 p.m. Monday - the snow has almost melted, and the pansies are showing their colours again.

1 p.m. Tuesday - all traces of snow are gone again and it looks like the pansies never noticed.

Self-seeded in scree, these pansies put on a great show, withstand the cold (and snow apparently), and last forever outside our kitchen window.  Magic pansies!

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