Yellow crocuses

Promise of Spring: crocuses in the winter garden (click to enlarge)

Patches of bright yellow, bearing a promise of spring: exactly what I like to see in my February garden.

Some snow has fallen since I took this photo a couple of days ago, so I know we’re not completely out of the winter woods yet. Nonetheless, as I look at these little crocuses on my computer screen I feel reassured by their cheery, upturned faces. They seem to express an utter joy in being alive, and they tell me that spring is almost here.

They also remind me of the energy that comes to plants and people alike as temperatures warm and the days grow longer. With the start of a new growing season, there’s always a lot to be done, so I’ll soon need to shake off my winter cocoon and get moving again.¬†

About Laurie MacBride

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

7 responses »

  1. dianeschuller.com says:

    I sure agree with you about that energy that comes through. Lovely

  2. Robin says:

    So bright and sunny looking! And very beautiful. :)

  3. Sherry Galey says:

    What a happy image! Sweet little crocuses. I’d love to see spring on Gabriola — and your garden — one day!

  4. timethief says:

    Your yellow crocuses warm my heart and make me conscious that spring is just around the corner, despite the fact snow is falling.

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