Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crocus Blossoms

Last week's snowstorm buried the emerging leaves of the early spring bulbs. Now the snow has melted. Clusters of yellow and lavender crocus are starting to open. They are hardy optimists, reminding us that winter is almost over. These simple little flowers are Spring personified. I see a small miracle in the porcelain-teacup delicacy of the petals and the way the shadow of the stamens forms a perfect silhouette.