Our World: Spring Puts In An Appearance

 

Crocus in our yard, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  March 15, 2014.

Crocus in our yard, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 15, 2014.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Purple crocus 'volunteers' in front of our house.  March 15, 2014.

Purple crocus ‘volunteers’ in front of our house. March 15, 2014.

I was beginning to think that Spring would never make it up on the Cumberland Plateau here in Tennessee. It seemed that every time we had a nice day in March, we would have freezing rain or snow tow days later.

Crocus in bloom.  Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  March 15, 2014.

Crocus in bloom. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 15, 2014.

But in spite of the reluctance of Old Man Winter to leave, we finally had some crocus pop up in the yard. The critters seem to think that crocus bulbs make a delicious treat, so we had mostly single flowers or small clumps of blossoms.

Crocus blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  March 15, 2014.

Crocus blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 15, 2014.

But be that as it may, at least they brought some color to the yard and a promise of more blossoms to come.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Spring Puts In An Appearance”

  1. ladyfi Says:

    Such lovely signs of spring!

  2. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    I love this little tiny flower —the first of Spring. Glad Spring has finally gotten here –although it’s supposed to get cold again tomorrow… Gads.

    Love you,
    Wifey

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    I have never seen a crocus growing and these are beautiful… and they come up all by themselves each year.

  4. sylviakirks Says:

    Beautiful captures of an exquisite flower!! They do make waiting for spring worthwhile!! Thanks for sharing, George! A lovely way to begin my day!!

  5. DeniseinVA Says:

    I love crocus, your photos are great. Isn’t it wonderful we are feeling the warmth of Spring again? Have a great week George 🙂

  6. ewok1993 Says:

    better late than never. soon your garden will be full of blooms again. regards to betsy.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

  7. Ms. A Says:

    Nice rewards for such an awful winter! And, I saw on Betsy’s post, just how much more blooming you’ve had. Looking gorgeous! I know how much hard work you put in.

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Adorably beautiful!!! George, look at your second picture. The light, it makes them look like they have deep purple all around the edges! A wonderful illusion, looks like a new hybrid.

  9. Eileen Says:

    Hello George, I love the beautiful crocus.. Such a pretty color. Have a happy week!

  10. rhiebert Says:

    Beautiful images. I love seeing that first crocus poke its head up and open a beautiful flower.

  11. Linda at To Behold the Beauty Says:

    Those purple crocuses are really beautiful, George. I love the dark borders on those in the second photo.

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    They are so special coming up so early.

  13. Carol Carson Says:

    Your Tennessee crocus looks identical to my Vancouver ones. How can that be? 🙂 What lovely photos. I’ve been thinking of all of you in the midst of such drastic weather changes. Wishing you the most beautiful Spring. You surely have earned it.

  14. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful and colorful flowers.

  15. dayphoto Says:

    We are still waiting for spring…but I think it will be here any day now!

    ✿♥ღLinda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    At least I hope so. 🙂

  16. Sartenada Says:

    Wonderful photos. Crocus already…

  17. indrani Says:

    Beautiful blooms, sights of joy!

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