white crocus after a rain
A larger version of this photograph is now my current desktop background on my computer. I have a few more from today that I will post soon.
Update: I chose an altered version of this photo, for participation in The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The topic for this week was “Distorted”. So I played around with this photo and posted the “distorted” version on my other blog. You can view it if you like, by clicking here.
My purple crocus are now in bloom. They always seem to come up in that order (yellow/orange first, purple second, then the purple/white blended ones, and last the solid whites) every year.
I know I’ve said this in previous years, but I love the crocus because they burst out so early and remind us that life goes on. I am always happy to see them.
I’ve got quite a few yellow crocus blooms out now. It’s a bit early, but everything is coming out early, due to the milder weather we’ve experienced this winter. They do seem just a tad shorter and smaller than usual though. Probably due to the cold snap in the weather that came after they were up, but before they bloomed.
I really liked this shot. It has not been photoshopped at all (I don’t care for editing photos beyond shrinking the size or cropping, I like to show things as is). So that is all the natural bokeh and coloring. I’ve only adjusted the size for internet use and added my copyright.
This one is currently the desktop background on my computer right now.
First bloom from my yellow crocus.
For some reason of the variety of colors I have, the yellow ones always bloom first. I wonder why that is?
A friend mentioned to me that this looks like a photograph of a tulip. I hadn’t realized it, until she said it, but it kinda does! But I assure you, this is not a tulip. This bloom is not open yet, giving it that shape. And I shot this on macro, very closely. The bloom in this photograph is only about an inch and a half tall.
I’ve taken several photographs recently of the “confusion’ brought on by the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had this winter. Here are some from today.
Crocus, not only up, but in bud:
Worse than that, my Dianuthus is in bud early as well:
I hope they make it through the cold spell this weekend. It is supposed to be under 10 degrees here, by Sunday morning.
This was one of the last crocus photos that I took for this season. We would have had blooms for a little longer but we got a heavy frost shortly after this was taken, that finished them off for the season. But I enjoyed them this year, as I am sure you noticed by the excessive number of photographs I took of them. :)
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