Today we went to the Purdy's Chocolate Factory in Vancouver for our annual pre-Easter provisioning. Things were getting a little out of hand in the small factory-store, so I stepped outside into the drizzle. In between bites of a delicious coffee-flavoured chocolate bar, I took a picture of this magnolia. From now on, when I see opening magnolias of this colour, I will taste coffee-flavoured chocolate.
Back home, I walked around the garden, urging it to ignore the cold--to wake up! The stalwart columbines were the farthest along, and look at that---their unfurling leaves hold tiny worlds.