A most unexpected bloom has been greeting me every morning for the last few days. It sprouted right outside my front door so I see it every time I exit or enter the house. I think it's a daisy but I can't know for sure.
It turns out that my heavy duty winter boots, rated to -30 degrees celcius, have treads in the shapes of flowers on the soles. I didn't know this when I bought them. Now that winter is here and my boots leave trails of flowers wherever I go I think "what a lucky purchase." I can enjoy these icy flowers all season long as each step leads me closer to spring.
Have a very merry Christmas and happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.