Monday, February 4, 2013

Crocus, "Pleasures of Hope"

Instead of trying to chase away those winter blues, embrace them in all of their glory. In the language of flowers, a crocus conveys cheerfulness, youthful gladness and mirth all in the spirit of hope for greener and warmer days to come.  Right now, during this cold month of February, with endless clippers blowing down from Canada and dusting the Blooming Hill landscape with snow, a little bit of hope and mirth goes a long way.

A beautiful illustration of crocuses with snowdrops and ivy.
The crocus comes in white as well as shades of purple and golden and, when we are lucky enough to see them popping through the frozen ground, often with snow glazing their petals, one can feel the gush of pleasure that spring is not so far off after all, no matter what the groundhog says.  Whether it's sooner or later, the presence of crocuses promises the coming of spring.  Hope truly does spring eternal.


  1. Wow - the crocuses in the ceramic shoe are absolutely beautiful . . . I love it!

    We've had an extra mild winter here in central Florida (I know - every winter in FL is mild, but this one is really mild). Personally, I love it. Feels like our spring has sprung. Now, I may be singing a different tune about Florida's weather come summer. :-)

    Have a great week.


  2. What a lovely way to display your crocuses (croci?) -- in a Dutch shoe!

    After my mother passed away, we discovered a large bag of crocus bulbs in her garage. SuperDad planted them in our yard but only a few came up last spring. Now I realize that we won't be blessed with a plethora of them this year... I'll have to remedy that before next winter!