Photographer ~irene~ writes to us about this January 15, 2010 photo: The picture is taken in Amsterdam on the Valeriusplein (square) in the old south part of the city, near the Vondelpark. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood. I made this picture on my lunchbreak. I make a daily picture for my Flickr page and suddenly my eyes caught the tips of these daffodils in the snow. There’s been heavy snow for weeks now and they made me feel all optimistic and happy.