Sunday, March 16, 2008

Purple tips... could it be.... CROCUS?



I went outside with our beagle, Chloe, last evening just before dark and there, alongside my driveway, under one of my large maple trees I spotted some green sprouts with.... could it be???? I stooped for a closer look as the dog pulled me up the driveway... but.... yes... indeed it was true... the sprouts had purple tips! After the dog did her "thing" I grabbed my camera and got this shot. The dusk and flash didn't make for the best shot but I just had to post it and let all my blogging gardening friends know. The first display of 2008 Spring color has arrived in my Western Massachusetts garden.



Earlier that day I had gone with friends to the bulb show at Mt Holyoke College. It was the next to the last day, but there was still much beauty on display. Taking in the fabulous colors and sweet fragrances was enough to carry me over for a couple more weeks.

6 comments:

Nan Ondra said...

Congratulations on your very first blooms, Carol. Welcome to spring!

Nancy J. Bond said...

What a lovely surprise, those purple tips! I can't wait until things start to bloom here in NS. :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Wahoo! It's always surprising how fast those Crocus sprout & bloom.

WiseAcre said...

Maybe I was wrong and spring is on it's way. Hard to tell here. We still have about 2 feet of snow still on the ground.

Enjoy your early blooms.

Titania said...

Hi Carol, thank you for your welcome. I will take time to browse slowly through your blog. Lots of intersting topics. We had once a turtle called Joggeli. Have yours a name? Or did I miss it? Trudi.

Frances, said...

Carol, hooray for spring! I wanted to set the record straight, my substitute teaching was a matter of months, not years. I am not a teacher, in TN nearly anyone can sub, and I was very involved with the middle school so they asked me to sign up. It was the most difficult job I ever had. Some good days, some very bad days, and no training in how to handle the students. Every parent should have to spend a month or so in the middle school classroom, they would never complain about the teachers again!
Frances