The only thing out in January in Vancouver gardens are Hellebores, otherwise known as Lenten Rose.
The flowers tend to face downwards so that the only way to properly photograph them was to lie down underneath them and shoot upwards. The wet ground made this quite undesirable so instead I placed the camera just below these drooping Hellebores, and took the photos blindly, resulting in some odd cropping. But with the surprisingly sunny weather they were transformed into backlit jewels.
It had just rained here but the sky was very bright…
More of January: Winter Garden Challenge