Ground hugging Crocus
blooming against shade and thorns
cannot be hidden
For WPC: Beginning, I am sharing a couple of pictures of crocuses that I took last spring. Whenever I see Crocus leaves peeking out of the dirt, I know that spring begins.
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It’s wonderful to see flowers in the ground once more. Thank God for crocuses – they shorten the wait for colors.
Just some crocus trivia –
Saffron is from a crocus species called Saffron Crocus.
According to Hellenic legend, Crocus (before he became a flower, obviously!) was a handsome young man who fell in love with the nymph Smilax. At first, Smilax was thrilled by Crocus attention but soon tire of him. Crocus, not getting the hint, continued his pursuit of the lady. The lady got irritated (pardon me, this is my retelling 😉 and turned him into a flower – yes, the one we know today. As in life, Crocus is still the rushing handsome thing in his flower form. That’s why Crocus rushes to greet spring.
Well, some nicer versions of the story say that the Gods were so impressed by this ardent love that they turned Crocus to a flower to make him immortal. Meanwhile, Smilax, heartbroken that Crocus became a plant, decided that she would be one too. She became a yew. Oh well. Though I may have muddled the stories, I am not making them up. 😉
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