Our world is still mostly white here (dirty white), but one end of the scree garden has emerged from 5+ months of hibernation, and real plants are visible! And in one of our neighbour's yards, enough snow has melted to let the first aconite bloom - the very first flowers of the year here.
These are the aconites, just unfolding, but adding a bright splash of yellow already. They were covered in snow only two days ago. A stray hawthorn berry there too.
I was also able to get my macro lens out of hibernation for the first time in months, and checked out some of the actual green plants no longer under the snow in our scree garden - though I had to walk across the snow to get to them.
These tiny alpine plants are among my favourites; they do eventually send up flower shoots and have some very interesting blooms.
I always think this one looks like it has cobwebs stretched over some of it. These ones are all less than an inch across.
This one is a bit larger, the two larger florets more than an inch across, and a deep reddish purple colour.
And there was one perennial rising through the scree gravel. I suspect these may be the tiny blue iris that is one of our own earliest flowers. I'll have to keep you posted.
In honour of getting my macro lens out of hibernation for the season, I'm linking to: