Beautifully vibrant flowers line the pathway of Neville MacKay’s home just outside of Halifax.
Yes, you read that right.
The rainbow of reds, greens, and yellows on MacKay’s snow banks were made with floral paint on Thursday, and are a welcome sight in the region’s otherwise depressing winter landscape.
“Every spring on my birthday there has always been one crocus or snowdrop flower blooming around the house. They might have been hidden, but they were there – except this year,” MacKay said on Friday.
“I decided to add colour to this dreary winter.”
MacKay, who owns My Mother’s Bloomers flower shop on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row is a local florist who, like many other Haligonians, has had enough of winter.
“People are all bundled up, and there is no fashion to be seen. In the beginning it was for me and my 92-year-old mother, but once I put the pictures up on Facebook it has just been getting hundreds of shares,” Mackay said.
“I am happy people are getting a laugh and a giggle from it,” he chuckled.
MacKay had also taken some blooms outside and created designs on the snow with frozen flowers, which have a stunning effect.
“If you can’t beat it, flaunt it. It is spring and we need more colour and cheer, otherwise this winter is enough to drive anyone crazy,” MacKay said.
MacKay said he remains upbeat and hopeful that spring is finally on its way.