Crocus season – and something to celebrate at last. Thanks to Stacy for the idea of following Wallace Stevens and his blackbird, and to Dave for bringing it to my attention.
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.
In point of fact, although there is snow carpeting the hills, the sun is actualy shining in Scotland, the backbird is singing and the crocuses have had the chance to open out for a change:
Crocuses and birch trees go well together – especially if you have power-washed the birch tree.
Crocuses are easy to photograph, even for cack-handed amateurs like me.III
The invention of colour photography was of great benefit to the crocus.IV
Slugs and birds take great pleasure in the humble crocusV
Crocuses can be a substitute for a missile siloVI
Some crocuses look like tigers, but few behave like themVII
Yellow crocuses prefer to be on their ownVIII
In Scotland it is a rare sight to see the interior of a crocus
Crocuses seldom appear as an appetiser, even on the best menusX
The death of the crocus is not elegant.