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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Things I Love Thursday

After the longest winter ever, we are now having the longest spring.  Usually our spring is a fast, blustery change of guard that precedes summer.  It's going pretty slow this time.  We are still waiting for green to appear.  I am joyfully announcing that the crocuses have awoken!  : )  These photos are from May 1st, but they are still out in full swing.

CROCUSES!

I love crocuses.  They just break my heart!  How can you not adore these furry little winter babies!


I love them.

I love them.

I love them.

still-curled-up newly borns

These are the natural, wild ones that grow in untilled land.  They can be hard to find.  My friend Patti and I stood there for a long time before we noticed all these teeny buds.  In fact, the hill was COVERED with them!  There were thousands and thousands I bet.  This is a good lesson about looking closer to find beauty on the prairies. 

Here is the hill from the road.

thousands of crocuses!  lol

I love to discover these first blooms of the year.  It never gets old.  It makes you feel like a child finding hidden eggs.  When you do spot one you think, 'How on earth did I not see that!!?"  And then you are on a mission to find more.  ; )


And you go home pretty darn satisfied.  : )

Happy Thursday!


8 comments:

elle said...

Luv our provincial flower and seeing them en mass is amazing!

Maneki said...

Sweet flowers, especially seeing them like this, like little dots of colour in a monochrome landscape. (Though I have to be that person and question if they are crocus. They look like pasque flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris, to me. But maybe they too are known as crocus where you live. I love Pulsatilla: we've got a couple of cultivated plants in the garden and not far from here there's an area with eskers known for the many wild pasque flowers blooming every spring.)

Monika K. said...

Yes, pasque is right. And yes, everyone here says crocusus. :)

Lin said...

Wow!!! I have never seen furry crocus before. Are they wild? - is there a cultivated variety? Sorry, too many questions. Love them. xx

laurel said...

Another beautiful post, Monika.

Completely unrelated... the University of Glasgow is looking for a knitter-in-residence http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/knitter-in-residence/ and I know you are very well connected. If you know of someone, please let them know about the term. It would be great to have a Saskatchewan knitter in Glasgow!

Yasmeen Elsayed said...

thanks ,,,,,,,,,,

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I was so thrilled last weekend to go into the hills at Buffalo Pound to find hundreds and hundreds of crocuses blooming. We had to really watch so we wouldn't step on any. Certainly a hi-light of every spring is looking for and finding them :)

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