Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The crocus post


Brooklyn Botanic Garden, on the side facing Flatbush Avenue, there is a berm. Slope, low hill. Between traffic and garden.


Right now it is a snow of crocus. Outside the fence a small boy stomped on them methodically while his mother chatted, obliviously. I barked at him, the international lingo of Hey!!! and wagged a finger. He stopped. He knew. I think he will become a stock broker.


I have never had much time for crocuses. They are charming, yes. But predictable.


Until now.






I am won over.


13 comments:

  1. Just loved those flowers. I like the color.
    But what I liked more was
    "I barked at him, the international lingo of Hey!!! and wagged a finger. He stopped. He knew. I think he will become a stock broker."
    :-))))))))))

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  2. That foreground photo of the witch hazel is a winner! It seems to match the anthers of the crocus. Crocus grows in very small patches in my yard and looks unremarkable, but here .... So pretty.

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  3. I liked those change of season photographs too.

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  4. So often we only get crocus as individual bunches, en masse another story. Gives me an idea -grow Crocus sativus!

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  5. Gorgeous when en masse like that!
    About the oblivious mother - WHEN will parents step up and be accountable???

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  6. I love crocus, they give big city's so much color. In the town my father lives in they have fields like this in between roads. It feels like you are a queen when you drive there.

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  7. Just beautiful! They may be predictable, but I miss them way more than I ever imagined now that I am living in Southern California. I see photos like this and wonder why was I not more appreciative of crocuses and snow drops? I never even brought any inside to enjoy on my kitchen window sill. Very pretty photos.

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  8. Wow - they are great. The little boy, not so much. And, his mother is beyond hopeless. Did you get his [future] business card?

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  9. the daffodils are out in morningside park. this has been a peculiar winter.

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  10. a flowering mead is a wonderful thing.

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  11. My crocus are still in hibernation mode, despite a mild winter ( so far ) in southern Ontario!

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