According to a German legend the snow was the only thing left after all things in the world already got their color. The snow then asked around if anything would be willing to share its color. The earth did not answer at all, the grass pretended not to hear the snow and the rose was too haughty to share its color. Heavy-hearted the snow continued its journey. At the edge of a forest it met a tiny white flower and asked if it would be willing to share its beautiful color. ‘Why not, take as much as you need’ answered the flower and thus the snow got its color and the tiny flower the name snowdrop as well as the privilege to bloom first without being hurt by the snow.

Flower power


One of the utility boxes that was embellished by a local artist in the context of the PaintBox Program initiated by the Boston Art Commission. “Pop Art Flowers, Etc.” was designed by Howie Green in 2010 and is  located on the intersection of High Street and Pearl Street in Downtown Boston.