Thursday, February 23, 2017
The first crocuses opened yesterday, announcing that spring is on its way.
Even though it was T-shirt weather, and the furnace hasn't run for a week, and the ice on the pond melted weeks ago, I find them magical.
As a child, I was awed when these little flowers peeked through the melting snow, and kept right on blooming in the wet March snowfall.
I plant crocus bulbs randomly in the yard, and feel a moment of surprise when I look down and see the yellow, blue and white flowers where I am about to step.
For a few weeks now, I will walk slowly on my trips to the barn, the chicken shed and the pastures, looking for flowers and sidestepping those little blooms.