mauve crocuses

Out of Winter’s Sleep: Spring Crocuses (click for larger view)

They’re often overlooked in favour of taller, fancier flowers, but how can anyone not be charmed by spring crocuses?

As the days lengthen, these lovely little harbingers of spring emerge from winter’s cold and gloom as if from our dreams – lifting tired spirits, renewing our hopes and fueling our anticipation of the warm seasons to come.

Who could possibly ask for more, and from such a simple, undemanding plant?

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Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

4 responses »

  1. I agree, when I see the first blooms of spring I know that my mood does really change. Gorgeous picture, thank you.

  2. Sherry Galey says:

    What a wonderful title! You have put your finger on it — the sight of these sweet unassuming flowers always fills me with hope and anticipation and counters any dispiriting thoughts. And you have captured their simple beauty so well.

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