Vancouver being a bit different from other parts of Canada, our spring flowers precede our April showers. And our April showers come in early March. But the cherry, plum and crabapple blossoms are always welcome, whenever they appear. This year I also noticed the flowers on the Japanese larch trees, like miniature tropical bromeliads. And skunk cabbages, done in acrylic to bring out their glow against the dark mud.