Photo of the Day: 2.16.09

Here in the southern United States, I keep reading the weather reports of northern locales with horror: is it me, or does it seem like this winter has been rather unbelievably cold? Reports of people digging out from under the snow all over the world leaves me somewhat awestruck. So for those of you who haven’t seen green or any colour other than white in your neighbourhood in a few months, this one’s for you — this beautiful flower, captured by (flicts) in Madeira, Portugal, and shared in the Gadling photo pool. With a little luck, hopefully this vibrant image will lift your spirits until springtime arrives properly.

If you’ve got some great travel shots you’d love to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day.