Crocus Heart

after snowdrops,
crocuses
yellow centres,
saffron
crocus heart,
springtime garden

hundreds
of bulbs,
he planted,
squatting
in damp soil,
to brighten
up her
springtime

after dark
winter nights,
short dim days,
a bit of love,
spring flowers
make things
better

15 thoughts on “Crocus Heart

    1. I wish I could send you some. But they’d never survive shipping. Our crocuses are finished. Now it’s daffodils and hyacinths. They are nice bright patches. You know, a bright promise. Things will be better soon.

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      1. Sorry. I’m in western Canada (north of you). We have not had any snow at all for weeks. Tonight the temperature is supposed to drop to freezing. (I’m paying attention because I have to turn on our underground sprinklers, but not quite yet.)

        The prevailing wind usually brings warmth from the Pacific Ocean about two hundred miles from the west coast and because the winds rise over the coastal mountains, and lose their moisture, it’s semi-arid here.

        (So we have spring. But we expect little snow or rain.)

        In past, I’ve lived with a lot of snow, and serious cold (-57F once) in the north.

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      2. Sounds like a good time in the serious north! Usually our problem is when the polar vortex from Canada hangs out too low and hits New York. So far trees are budding but that’s about it. We have the largest accumulations of snow for the US of all metro areas – including Canada. Because Lake Ontario is too deep to fully freeze most of the time = tons of lake effect snow from Buffalo to Syracuse and beyond

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      3. I’ve been so cold that I really, really wanted to go lie down in the soft, warm-looking snow bank. But my mind said “No. It is not time to die, yet.” And I kept going.

        Large bodies of liquid water tend to keep us warmer in winter, cooler in summer. But once a lake freezes, it doesn’t warm us much, if at all.

        Stay Well!

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      4. So, you’ve never been that cold? It can happen and I’ve been there. There’s a saying. Something like don’t ever lie down in a snowbank to sleep, because you’ll never wake up. I’d heard it. And I knew better.

        I was actually so cold that I started feeling a warmth and that snowbank looked really good. So cold, that the brain wasn’t working right. And I knew I had to keep walking because that was the only way to have any actual warmth, that was keeping me alive.

        I think it was minus thirty five or something fahrenheit. I walked about a mile and a half and my clothes were really not warm enough for that.

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      5. I think that’s called hypothermia, haha. It’s gotten wind chill that cold here before. I think the coldest without wind would be maybe -10

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