The snow has melted away into what seems immediately like summer. I spent a good part of my day today wandering in the sunshine at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with my husband. I was quite thrilled to find these little itty, bitty flowers popping up through the dirt and leaves. Some of them seemed wisely cautious, with their petals still tightly closed, but a few hopeful few opened up their pretty faces to the warmth and sunshine.
I reversed my lens and freelensed, getting in really close to the tiny flowers to create this dreamy effect to represent the hope of Spring after our long, long winter. Although by now (the end of April) Spring better be more than a hope and a dream!