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.