The recent couple of days of warmer weather in Montreal got us all feeling like the arrival of Spring might not be such a bad thing…a rise in temperatures of 26 degrees over 5 days. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, and we were imagining the green shoots of Spring crocuses coming up through the snow. However, we all knew this was just a tease and global warming was giving us abnormal February conditions that would not last. Since I was in the mood it got me thinking of these beautiful flowers that I photographed at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia this past December. Enjoy!