Spring 2022 … The Mighty Crocus

This Storm Shall surely Pass / Fraser & Debolt / 1973


“A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift,
gratuitous, gratis, a grace.”
– David Steindl-Rast

Could you spend 4 days under the snow and then just pop up and carry on
like nothing had happened?
I don’t think so.
But the mighty little Crocus does it all the time.

Look at those guys!

Wikipedia says: Crocus (plural: crocuses or croci) … The crocus has been known throughout recorded history, mainly as the source of saffron … It is valued as a spice and dyestuff, and is one of the
most expensive spices in the world.

“Croci!” Really? “Hey Rose, the Croci are lookin’ good.”
That just doesn’t work.

Saffron? Don’t recall ever using that, for anything.

But it’s history is possibly longer than my memory.

“In saffron-colored mantle from the tides
Of Oceans rose the Morning to bright light
TO gods and men.”
– Homer

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7 thoughts on “Spring 2022 … The Mighty Crocus”

  1. If it weren’t for the crocus, I wouldn’t know winter was ending! It’s the only sign that actually signals the end of winter, even if there are more snows in the future.

    1. My comment got lost somewhere. I’ll never figure out how to work this thing.
      When I lived on the prairie the Crocuses were always purple. Didn’t know they came in other colours.
      But I’ll take ’em – any colour they come.

  2. Oh, how I love all the croci I have planted all around. Here’s a memory had published in the paper back in the day:
    ‘The crocuses, (croci?) are busting through in bloom. Guess they didn’t hear, or care, about the snow showers later today. Growing up, two sure signs of spring were the wild crocuses blooming in the pasture, and the Krietz boys walking barefoot to school, carrying their shoes and socks in their hands.’

    1. Wonderful Don! Thanks.
      Your mention of the Krietz brothers reminds of 2 brothers I knew who used to attend School in Coutts, Alberta when I was in grade 4, Madison and Frank Barrows. They lived on a goat farm close to town and were sometimes sent home for smelling like goats. They also had this huge Billy Goat that used to get loose and run around the town terrorizing the villagers. Then the cops would recruit Madison and Frank to round him up. If you made a movie of this stuff, nobody would believe it.

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