This has been a relatively abundant snow year for Vancouver and the last snowfall, just over a week ago, was slightly over a foot deep. The snowdrops and cyclamens were covered and I was worried that they would be crushed. By yesterday, most of the snow had melted and so I was able to confirm that most small spring blossoms had survived.
Today was the day I was planning to plant fava beans. Favas can be planted in late fall or early spring and thrive in cooler temperatures. My plans are delayed (again) as I woke up to a fresh cover of snow. Although spring seems a long way away, here are a few photos that are helping to get me through this bleak weather.