This double snowdrop is one of the reasons gardeners plant bulbs in the fall.
It's tiny and for the most part looks downward. It's hard to see the beauty of the flower unless you crouch down or in my case, lay down to observe the intricate design of the bloom.
This wonderfu flower would be lost in July among the lilies and other perennials, but today it's the star of the garden.
Once it gets cold again the flower will go into suspended animation and just sit there until it gets warm again.
In the early spring, when the sun comes out and heats up the soil, snowdrops fade away until the next year.
Here's a photo of the flower as I hold it between two fingers.
Snowdrops begin the season and there are many different varieties. This is Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno and it's my favorite double.