The gardeners planted pansies on Saturday in the large concrete pots
around downtown Indy, possibly in anticipation of
the NCAA Basketball Tournament games being hosted
later this week. What they surely didn't plan on was the early spring
snowstorm that blew into town late Sunday, dropping about
10 inches of snow onto the newly planted blooms.
The daffodil above had its neck snapped by the weight of the snow.
Its death in the yard of Christ Church Cathedral recalled
the albino killer in The DaVinci Code, while the poor pansies,
just planted, well, surely a failed Arctic expedition.