I was surprised to find these flowers during my walk last week
in the IMA grounds. Called a winter rose, it is not a rose,
but a Hellebore which flowers during the coldest part of the winter.
I found them planted beneath trees beside the walkway
that, during the summer, would provide just the sort of cover the
plants would enjoy. The information about the flower
stated that it "thrives on neglect."
Sounds like my kind of plant.
When I saw these pale pink flowers, they had emerged,
almost defiantly, from amid brown winter leaves, to add a touch
of beauty to the stark day.