Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

Crocus

F/8.0, 1/250, IOS 320.

Crocus

What did the big flower say to the little one?

You’re really growing, bud!

Interesting Fact: The first crocus seen in the Netherlands, where crocus species are not native, were from corms brought back in the 1560s from Constantinople by the Holy Roman Emperor’s ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq. A few corms were forwarded to Carolus Clusius at the botanical garden in Leiden. By 1620, the approximate date of Ambrosius Bosschaert‘s painting (illustration, below), new garden varieties had been developed, such as the cream-colored crocus feathered with bronze at the base of the bouquet, similar to varieties still on the market. Bosschaert, working from a preparatory drawing to paint his composed piece spanning the whole of spring, exaggerated the crocus so that it passes for a tulip, but its narrow, grass-like leaves give it away. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus#History )

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31 Comments

    • I am truly glad that you and your wife enjoyed it. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • You are very welcome, I truly enjoyed your post. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  1. Beautiful photo, one of the first signs of spring, so good to see as we are not quite there yet 🙂

    • Thank you very much, don’t worry you will come soon for you as well. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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