Helleborus plants in my garden don’t usually bloom in early January but New Jersey experienced temperatures much warmer than usual during December and into January. I managed to capture an image of this flowering Helleborus (common name: Lenten Rose) before the temperatures dropped to what is normal this time of year. Hopefully this Helleborus will bloom again when it normally does – in early spring.

I will be participating in a monthly photo challenge: Garden Photo Challenge hosted by the blog called, the earth laughs in flowers.