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3 or 4 days ago, it was sweater and parka. Today, it's cotton shirt and leather jacket, and this is already too much! 20°C (it's 68°F) in the shadow. Incredible.
There's some beautiful crocus (crocuses?) in the garden, I couldn't resist.

Crocus, 1

Crocus, 2

Crocus, 3

For technicians <!> those photos were taken with a digital camera Olympus (Camedia C-760).


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16th Mar, 2005 10:39 (UTC)
They're beautiful, kaNd! I have a few in a pot on the front stairs, but poor crocuses never quite know what to do with our weather, which bounces continually between warm and cool (and never really gets down to the temps that crocuses prefer.) So mine come out a single blossom at a time, peek around timidly, and seem to wither by the following day. But yours are so vigorous and energetic. Very cool.
17th Mar, 2005 06:05 (UTC)
I guess our soil is especially good for a lot of flowers, it's a wheat ground, fine for wheat, of course, corn, roses... Crocuses are the first to blossom (after snowdrops). They resist temperature changes too, as we had snow last week, and today it's above 25°C in the sun!
16th Mar, 2005 12:34 (UTC)
Those are exquisite. A lovely harbinger of spring.

Makes me sad. My crocus (crocuses? croci? lol) failed to emerge this year, and I suspect there is something wrong with the dirt in my yard, as my daffy's only put out three flowers and my tulips, while quite leafy, have zero flowers. *sigh*
17th Mar, 2005 06:15 (UTC)
Big daffodils haven't blossomed yet, only small ones, and tulips will come later here. But our crocuses are always very strong, and they multiply each year. I guess birds are spreading seeds, like for snowdrops.
Last year for the first time since I've lived here (it's almost 30 years!) I could *smell* the perfume of wild violets. There's always a big rug of them, but it's too fresh (you need at least 18°C for scent to reveal itself).
16th Mar, 2005 14:09 (UTC)
Aaaah...that's Fronkreich (France) *lol*
16th Mar, 2005 19:25 (UTC)
Oh, KaNd, what a beautiful garden! I want to learn to garden too. Maybe this Spring I will finally make some use of my big (and empty) balcony. *g*
17th Mar, 2005 06:07 (UTC)
Re: Wow!
You may be optimist, for I'm not a gardener at all! My hands are not green at all, sigh. That's why I have a lot of persistant flowers here, like crocuses, daffodils, tulips, irises... and of course rose bushes (our village is called Mandres-les-Roses, you know).
But on a balcony, of course, you have to take greater care with temperature, watering and so on. Good luck!
17th Mar, 2005 04:48 (UTC)
they're beautiful, especially the lavendar one, I like purple flowers:) all I have so far is jonquils, luckily they survived our recent unexpected frost.
17th Mar, 2005 06:10 (UTC)
Daffodils can be real survivors... There's three small ones that blossomed in the front-side garden, what, a month ago? It was not very cold. Then it snowed, temperature went under -5°C at night for several days, and they were still there. Now, it has been warm for three days, and... always safe and well, and blossoming. Call them Alex <vbg>
17th Mar, 2005 08:32 (UTC)
I'm in the netherlands! Email for new address - my F & R calender is proudly standing on the window sill *hugs Kand*.
Before I left Edinburgh, I also grabbed some crocus photos - not as detailed as yours, but they're such pretty little flowers, full of spring hope!

17th Mar, 2005 08:33 (UTC)
I think the town council likes *yellow* - there were also purple and white/purple, but somehow, this patch is... *yellow* hehehe.
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