First Flowers

This beautiful Sunday morning I find a group of crocuses have popped up and are blooming. Nice to see a touch of fresh color on the dead and dreary ground (click image for a larger picture). This patch of yellow is small and easy to miss but more will come. The crocus and Hyacinth bulbs have greatly multiplied at my place over the past several years.

It will be interesting to see if my new tulips come up. Late December I was given a box of almost a hundred bulbs, probably because nobody got them planted in time. One day I was able to get them into the ground but who knows if they will do anything. No sign of them yet.

This winter season has been considered ‘normal’ which is probably a good thing. Last year we warmed up fast in late February to early March and everything started to bud, sprout, and come up. A few weeks later a deep hard freeze hit and wiped everything out. It was kinda depressing.