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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Every year, we suffer from the effects of the early signs of spring. The green buds on the trees, the occasional sunny day, the bulbs cracking the dirt with their green shoots, and now, the blooming crocuses. This is a false hope though, since it is only the middle of February and we still have months of miserable rainy, windy cold weather, and the potential for another deep freeze or two. But that doesn't mean I didn't get excited when I saw this little flower, and when my landscaper came to clear away the last of the autumn leaves and exposed my garden beds full of little new plant life. Ho Hum.


  1. Isn't it wonderful, though to gt these early visitors of spring? Except that there is a chance a frost could shorten their lives. But, what a please and beautiful respite from the ravages of winter!

  2. I'll take any break I can get from the miserable weather regardless of whether it's for a day or a week! I got so excited a few days ago when I was down near the Sound and discovered a whole bed of gorgeous, yellow daffodils! Made my day!!! Great shot for the E Day! Have a wonderful week!

    ABC Team

  3. Sweet little crocus blooming to brighten your day.
    Our almond tree is almost in full bloom now and the weatherman says we have another storm coming into the region. It will probably knock all the blossoms off as it did last year. Then we will have no almonds....again. 70* weather turned into 40*....no like!

  4. It is exciting. And the best part, is that even if more snow and cold and frost comes, they will still come back later.

  5. Excellent choice! Beautiful photo.
    Early spring doesn't come here. We have a lot of snow, and a lot of melt, but not a crocus to be seen. I was so happy to visit my family in the Vancouver suburbs last week. I saw snowdrops, as well as crocuses pushing up but not quite blooming yet. Sure signs of spring.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Ah, how exciting! I haven't seen any around here (Northest USA) yet! :)

  7. I am sooooo ready for Spring. Your little flower lifted my spirits

    An Arkies Musings

  8. gimme spring, dammit.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  9. We're supposed to get snow by the end of the week up here *cry*

  10. How wonderful - but I know these early signs are quickly blackened by frost and drowned by rain. Maybe even covered with snow - there is, however, hope! Beautiful photo!

  11. I know what you mean. Last week I discovered the first croci and even primroses in my backyard. Today, there are 2 inches of snow.

  12. How lovely your flower is, mine have been blooming all week, even the tulips are popping up, yes Mother Nature can be cruel at times with some surprising colorful results in many different locations around the world.

  13. this flower is nice early sign of spring, have time to visit my E entry, thanks.

  14. I have some shoots coming up in my back yard. I think they are crocus.... Sprin is coming.

  15. awwww...so delicate...nice shot! Check out my ABC Wednesday entry as well. Much appreciated!

  16. I can almost smell the fragrance!


    A seeker of yellow, they say,
    Is likely to savor the day
    If painted in cream
    Or golden—a dream
    That overcomes all shades of grey!

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