On the bright side

Small, Bright, Purple Flowers

The thing about Saskatchewan winters is that they’re deceptively bright. The sky will be blue for miles, the sun will be shining… and the temperature will be somewhere around the -30 mark.

These flowers, though, aren’t deceptive in the least. When you approach their bright colours, you aren’t going to suddenly feel as thought a thousand icy knives are pricking your skin. Tears aren’t going to well in your eyes and turn into minuscule icicles hanging from your eyelashes. You aren’t going to turn into a walking snowman.

Then again, if you’re approaching these flowers outdoors, you’re also not getting the chance to build a snowman. Or go ice skating. Or watch the snow sparkle in the late afternoon sunlight. So I suppose there are some advantages to those deceptively bright Saskatchewan winters.

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