Sunday, February 4, 2007

Winter Bloom

There's something very contradictory about this picture. This flower, surrounded by snow in 28 degree weather, is blooming in February. And for once, global warming is not to blame. It's called helleborus orientalis (a.k.a. Lenten Rose) and it blooms in the winter, despite the freezing weather. It's an oxymoron of sorts -- like civil war, jumbo shrimp, educated guess, pretty ugly, business ethics, good lawyer, or educational tv.

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