Flowers in January

I found a crocus in my yard today. A beautiful, sunny, yellow crocus, poking up out of the grass by the mailbox.

I’m very happy to see it, and it makes me smile, but for crying out loud, it’s January 29th! Apparently crocus bulbs are triggered to flower when they encounter a warm spell after a long enough cold dormant period, so the strange weather we’ve had all winter confused this little guy into waking up early.

My tulips and daffodils are sprouting up too, and I hope they don’t get killed off by the frosts that are coming, because there’s a way to go before spring actually gets here, and I’d like to have some flowers in March and April!

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