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sunspotted
« on: March 31, 2009 07:17:18 PM »

Spring is an excellent time for a new discussion thread, don't you think?  Of course it's been snowing for 5 days straight here so it looks more like Christmas than spring, but someone, somewhere must have crocuses.  Right?  Tell me there are crocuses in the world please.  Before the neverending winter steals my soul.  
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009 07:21:17 PM »

The June bugs are out in full force in Florida! I'm not sure what crocuses are though Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 07:30:19 PM »

My boyfriend is pumped full of allergy meds! It is warm here! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009 07:51:41 PM »

We've got crocuses coming up here in Michigan! I'm not sure how well they'll make it through the next week (snow is on it's way), but it's nice to see a little color. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009 10:17:13 PM »

And there are some here in Colorado . . . covered in snow from the last storm and two more coming this week . . . yay.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 03:09:25 AM »

No crocuses in northern Michigan, but our snow is subsiding!  I'm so sorry, bsonlytoots, that you've never seen crocuses!  Here is a link so sunspotted can at least gaze upon the joy of crocus in cyberspace and bsonlytoots can experience the feeling of spring popping up in wintery places: http://jugalbandi.info/2008/03/crocuses/

And here is Harriet Beecher-Stowe's tribute to "The Crocus" in honor of National Poetry month:

Around the soft, green swelling mound
We scooped the earth away,
And buried deep the crocus-bulbs
Against a coming day.
These roots are dry, and brown, and sere;
Why plant them here? he said,
To leave them, all the winter long,
So desolate and dead.

Dear child, within each sere dead form
There sleeps a living flower,
And angel-like it shall arise
In springs returning hour.


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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009 06:31:38 AM »

its rain rain rain here!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009 07:27:19 AM »

ooooo crocuses are so pretty! I totally thought it was a bug! LOL
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yucky rain here too.....
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009 09:36:19 AM »

It's chilly but sunny here in central Indiana and the magnolia trees are blooming. I also saw some white crocuses up the street the other day.
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