Sunday, March 08, 2009

In the heart of a spring snow


Poor blossom – caught in the snowstorm we had today.

Fortunately crocuses are hardy flowers that can handle the moody weather of spring. According to Wikipedia:

“Crocus flowers and leaves are protected from frost by a waxy cuticle; in areas where snow and frost occasionally occur in the early spring it is not uncommon to see early-flowering crocus blooming through a light late snowfall.”


Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
~ Victor Hugo

5 comments:

Petrea said...

It couldn't be lovelier!

Katie said...

Oh no, the poor little crocus! I hope the flowers survive the snow. Delightful photo though. We've had some great CA weather the last few days, so I hope it's headed your way!

Anonymous said...

crocus knows charm
against adversity,
teaching its supposed
superiors a light
lesson, persisting
because it
must
in time to its
rhythmic imperative
& beyond: to reveal strength
when least
likely, that
radiant
lesson

Ms M said...

Thank you, Petrea :>)

Katie, hopefully it will survive because of the "waxy cuticle" it has to protect it. I hope your nice weather is headed our way, too!

Very powerful verse, Anon. Your words are radiant.

Rose said...

Crocus always reminds me of Clarice Cliff the pottery lady.
She immortalized them in her designs.