Round about this time every year, photos of little violet blossoms start to show up in this space. I worried that I might be repeating myself, but how can posting spring flowers not be a good thing?

February Crocuses

This is within minutes of their first opening this year. Last weekend I shoveled off last fall’s dead leaves; the week was wet and not too cold and the little shoots were taller every day, and by Friday purple-topped. Today was partly sunny and as the shadows retreated across the lawn I went and got the camera.

To be honest, I couldn’t think of a new approach, and ended up shooting the same flowers at the same angle against the same backdrop, just like last year; and I can’t expect the camera to add creativity. But that’s OK, because the crocuses never repeat themselves.


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From: John Cowan (Feb 10 2007, at 22:40)

I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be

When winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things that I have never seen:

In every wood in every spring there is a different green.

--Bilbo Baggins


From: Kevin W. Parker (Feb 11 2007, at 19:36)

Here in Greenbelt, MD, we have some very unhappy crocuses who were fooled by our mild weather in December and early January but are not doing too well now that winter has finally arrived.


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