Sunday, February 24, 2019

First Crocus

I was outside today for a very short time as the wind howled and strew small limbs all over the garden. I was surprised to find these two pale yellow crocus by the front walk. The larger one was open when I first saw it but by the time I walked into the house for the camera it had closed up. 
The wind was so cold but the sun felt warm. We had gusts of wind up to 49mph. It wasn't pleasant to be outside. These little crocus were lured out by the sun.
Inside another orchid opened. It also enjoyed the sunshine. 
I hope you were able to enjoy some sunshine and warmth today too. Did you find anything new in the garden today?

24 comments:

  1. A crocus! I am envious- snowed all day today. That is a stunning orchid!

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  2. I love crocus (even if they don't love Southern California). No new bloom sightings in my garden but I'm closely watching my bulbs to catch them in action. Stay warm, Lisa!

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    1. Kris, I am trying to stay warm. The wind isn't helping any. Seeing these crocus gives me hope for warmer days ahead.

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  3. Aren't crocus sweet to brave the elements to brighten our winder days?
    Snowdrops, crocus, cyclamen, and hellebores here recovering from our big snow event.

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    1. They are indeed some of the bravest flowers.
      Your poor garden will need awhile to recover from the snow event. It will no doubt spring forward in no time when it warms up.

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  4. New things are popping up,in the garden all the time. Our first crocuses were exactly the same colour as yours.

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    1. These little pale yellow crocus must be early ones. Fun to see.

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  5. Only things new in the garden are icicles hanging from the gutters from Saturday's freezing rain. Killer cold here with snow forecast every day this week. What I wouldn't give to see a sunny little crocus!

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    1. Girl, your area is really having a winter this year.

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  6. Lisa - what a wonderful spring harbinger....we had those fierce winds as well. So thankful we did not lose power or have any major damage to our home. Take care - love your orchid. Hugs!

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    1. We have had so much wind lately that there weren't that many limbs down. Luckily no damage.

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    2. We have mild temperatures and many crocussus Lisa! Love the spring. Soon more crocus will emerge from the soil. Groetjes Hetty

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    3. Hello Hetty, We have had the coldest February in 4 years so my garden is a bit behind its usual routine.

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  7. Always good to see the crocus and what a beautiful orchid ~ neat photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Wow, that is wonderful. You are probably about a month ahead of us this year. We seem to be stuck in winter mode longer than "normal," whatever that is anymore. We still have some subzero temperatures in the forecast for next week. We may break some records for March. Blech.

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    1. Oh Beth you have had the worst winter in my memory. I hope you stay warm. It won't be as long as it has been and spring will surely appear.
      We have had the coldest February in 4 years. The most rain in some time too. It is supposed to be below temps here for March too. We will just have to grin and bear it.

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  9. I'm envious. Our Crocuses are still hiding from the snowy cold.

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    1. This is my only one blooming Jason so don't feel too bad. The dark yellow ones that are usually first may have drowned this winter. I hope not but I don't even see evidence of their being in the garden yet.

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  10. Lisa, beautiful orchid! Nice colors, looks like some one sprayed it with red color! Congrats on first crocus!

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  11. Lovely to have you visit ~ Ps. If you delete Google+ then people would be a to go directly to you blog ~ G+ is ending soon and going to be defunct soon. Check it out ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol. I have removed the G+. I must have put it on there at one time but I don't remember doing it.

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  12. Brave crocus. I would not be out in icy 49mph winds! Hope you get some warmer weather soon.

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  13. Good for you, I hope you see a few more crocus and a lot less rain and snow.
    The wind was terrible here as well. The trampoline took a jump on its own!

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  14. Happy Weekend to you ~ thanks for coming by and commenting ~ snowing here ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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