Yes, that is indeed snow. Snow! In the 3rd week of April!!! Above is my Frittilaria Persica and below is my Euphorbia Wolfenii.
My evergreen Clematis Armandii; this is the 3rd one I've planted in this spot. The first two were the "Apple Blossom" variety because I was determined to have pink flowers in this spot. A plan which failed dismally. When I finally gave in and planted the white flowering one it took off immediately.
And the camellia; this shrub was here when we moved in. It had been pruned into a near-perfect Dr. Seuss-like oval. Very odd, sort of fun, impossible for the likes of me to recreate... I used a flash because it reflects on the falling snow and the snowflakes show up really well - except in this picture. The flash did make this pink look like it was almost neon. It's really a much more old-fashioned pink than this.
And lastly, the Anemones, The Admiral, with their friends the Stipa, the Iris, and the Dandelions. That's the out of control Knifofia in the background.
I did manage to complete another row house for the swap yesterday. How sweet is that tiny compass? I got several when I went to that stamp convention thing last year and hadn't used any before this. It fit perfectly in the round indent on this mystery game piece (anyone know what game it goes to?) I think I may be getting obsessed with compasses - which, btw, I have never gotten to work properly! I like their symbolic connotations; A compass being a tool to help you find your way when you are lost. Don't you wish there was a compass for life sometimes?