Feb 20, 2011

First Crocuses

Given the lengthy and bone-chilling nature of the current winter, I was heartened to see that some of my crocuses have begun to sprout today. This is the earliest I can recall seeing crocus sprouts, and I am not sure if this is: a) the markings of a different crocus variety; b) a true sign of spring's imminent arrival; or c) a false start due to the warm temperatures we experienced the past five days.

Of course, no sooner had I uploaded this image than I looked out the window to see thick, fluffy snowflakes falling in the latest winter storm. Still, the sign of fresh green life brings me some hope that this bitter winter is waning, and that in a few weeks we will finally say goodbye to a particularly brutal stretch of cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls.

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