It may be that you must be a Norwegian, Swede, Canadian or Fin, to appreciate what feelings an image like this evokes.
After a dark wet autumn, with shorter and shorter days and darker and darker colors, we have been through howling winds, freezing temperatures and tons of snow. Within just over a week, most of the snow is gone (close to the coast) and the first flowers fight their way up through dead branches and leaves. A beautiful sight!
5DIII, 1/125s, f4.0, ISO250, handheld at very close to minimum focusing distance.