Winter returns

Over night, snow finally returns, only half convinced but enough to turn the Botanical Gardens into a fairy tale place. I often ride my bike there, to get away from my desk (I work from home, researching topics such as "consumer boom in Russia" and "LOHAS" - so I need to get out occasionally!). Sunny but very cold, suddenly. All the blooms are coming out on the trees and crocuses, hellebores and snow drops were surprised by the white blanket. They can stand it, though, luckily, nature is pretty but also pretty tough.