05 April 2010

first flowers

every spring, these crocuses are a surprise. they're right in the middle of the lawn and i swear i didn't plant them there. how they materialized remains a mystery but i sure do love to see them come back year after year after year.

40 comments:

Debb said...

Squirrels. I plant bulbs in one spot, and in the Spring, the fun is waiting to see where the squirrels moved them to :)

Kisma said...

Yea!!! Spring!

Lynne said...

Beautiful; my favourite colour.

We planted a few white autumn crocus a few years ago - now we have hundreds of them (mostly in the area we planted).

Janie B said...

I love crocus. They are always a happy surprise. They will even bloom in the snow.

K9friend said...

Pretty, pretty flowers!

B.E.T. said...

Those are beautiful flowers and that's a beautiful shot of them.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

What a beautiful, vibrant color! Love them!

jackAlist said...

yeah, i agree with Debb. . .
. . .thanks to the squirrels. . .
a beau flower just appeared. . .

look a little closer said...

love these flowers! they are very pretty! :) the deep purple always makes me happy! happy spring. :)

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Alison said...

What a lovely suprise! Now, if I went and planted these suprises in MY front lawn, they wouldn't exactly be suprises anymore, now would they!

Tabor said...

It takes my breath away.

RMb said...

they're beautiful! i'd love it too if i had mysterious plants bloom in my yard. :)

Witchmagick said...

Lovely! I found you on Blogs of Note as well and decided to follow you because you have stunning pics w/short, to the point and interesting things to say. Have a great day!

Stacey Smith said...

Now that's a great gift!

Nora Ibsen said...

What a nice surprise for you every spring. You are so lucky to have them.

archana said...

found u accidently but ur all pics r really awesome....
i too love spring very much.....
lucky!

Britt said...

This is awesome!

Just created my blogspot and excited about positive messages like this. First blogspot I opened and this is my favourite colour.
Reminds me of the Jacaranda trees in Pretoria, South Africa I once lived....and of my beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing!

Cucu said...

Pretty Flowers ! Notify coming summer

Anonymous said...

Beautifull, thats my favourite colour.

W Duane said...

I have tulips, just a few, on the edge of my garden every spring. They come early and are usually burnt out by late June. Who knows who planted them. I could add more, but that seems wrong for some reason.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I love the freshness of flowers in bloom;-)

A Write Life said...

What a beautiful color. I'm jealous.

Mrinalini said...

gorgeous flowers, and the mystery makes them prettier :)

Californian said...

awesome flowers.

Brenda Grolle said...

Almost as pretty as your carrot flowers. ;)

nut29 said...

nice pict. such a beautiful flowers.

penz said...

those are beautiful, wish I could have those grow wild here...i just have sunflowers. :)

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Diamond said...

what a beautiful picture.....it made me smile, not because purple is my favourite colour, but because the first thing i felt was warmth and inner peace at first glance. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Just Let It Out Girlfriend said...

I love this post! It makes me think of the 'signs' that Spring is here!

Yela said...

Ahhh...crocuses. One of the greatest delights of springtime!

Allison said...

Where I live there are vast fields of wild daffodils that will begin to bloom next week, if this warm weather holds.

A few years back we pulled some out by their bulbs. Now they've become little bunches of sunshine in our own corner of the world!

filhadeaquarius said...

What a beautiful shot of deep purple crocusr... and, reflecting for a sec about "surprise" - maybe after all this doesn't necessearily have to do with something we are unaware of, or unprepared to... maybe it has to do precisely with the recurrence of phenomena that we like, enjoy await and hug, each time they get out of our sight just in order to catch our attention anew the next time they pop up in the neighborhood... And as the thought's sinking in, I'm wondering: would it also apply to the people in our lives? Would it?

TheSweetestAngel said...

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chris said...

you all may be right about the squirrels. goodness knows they are around. and i am finding some oddly placed daffodil plants in the middle of the lawn too after planting bulbs along the perimeter last fall. i too love the purple color of these crocus and particularly like the way the natural light plays off them. Lynne: would love to see your autumn crocus, they must be beautiful at a time when all else is dying. Janie B: i think we have too much snow here for them to bloom through! B.E.T & Diamond: glad you like the shot. i love to hold the camera down on the ground and shoot. penz: would love to have sunflowers like you. Allison: cannot imagine daffodils growing wild. it must be beautiful!

thank you all for your visit and your comments.

nhz said...

beautiful!.. love it..

the world my way..... said...

nice photo
:)

grits56 said...

I do genealogy, I wondered if perhaps there may be a grave there from long past and the flowers were planted there? I sure think that is a beautiful photo! Thank you for sharing it.

Bed and Breakfast in Italy said...

even me, at my farm holiday in Verona (Italy), I have these crocuses in my garden. They are so spectacular and coloured...

Garu said...

My favourite flowers :D