Snow Flowers

What is an oxymoron? It's usually used to describe two words or concepts that don't belong together (the usual cliche is "military intelligence"). Do "snow flowers" qualify?

Witch hazel 'Little Henry' If you've been following this blog, there have been a few landscape oxymorons during February--flowers and scents out of season, floral beauty in the middle of winter. Here's one more for the category--perhaps the last for this winter: Witch hazel dazzling from under last week's wet, heavy snow. Thanks to Chuck Landrey for this photo of the cultivar 'Little Henry'. Chuck is a photographer and communications professional, as well as an astute observer of nature.