Feb 26, 2011

Resiliency...

The force of nature
is something I marvel at..

(click photos to enlarge)

The tenacity
of the seemingly delicate Crocus...


to stand tall under it's blanket of snow...


this group of Crocus in a sunnier location,
pushing forth
in the frigid weather...


Some may find the tattered beauty of the Primrose sad,
but I admire it's persistence...

fresh blooms already on the way...


I live in a state full of evergreens
but it is the softer green foliage of early perennials
that speak of spring to me...

giving me the resiliency to keep waiting,
spring is but around the corner.


I am joining...

and


Thanks for stopping by...
Bella


37 comments:

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Gorgeous! Ours haven't started to bud yet but I see the green leaves peeking up. Can't wait for spring!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great shots Bella! My crocus aren't even up yet, they are so pretty:@)

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA~WHAT GREAT PIC'S AND BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, SOON TO AWAKEN :)

XO~MARI

Vintage Gal said...

Bella ~ the pictures are just wonderful. It makes me hopeful that spring is around the corner ~ thank you so much for the hope ;-)

Sherri said...

I love crocus'! Your photos of are really beautiful! Enjoy them while they last!

Leslie said...

I love crocus.. I just wish they stuck around a little longer.. I guess I should just enjoy them while they're here.. but that won't be for a while as there are still mountains of snow on mine.. I'll enjoy yours instead.

cottagebeachhouse said...

Such pretty pictures! I have been looking around my garden lately hoping to see a crocus or two. No luck yet. I love to see them peek through the snow!. I think that spring is right around the corner, my kitty is losing her thick winter coat already!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The pictures of the crocus pushing through the snow are incredible. I can't wait to start gardening again!

Lisa said...

It's amazing how during the process of permafrost, seeds are thriving underneath in the warmth of the earth, waiting for their time. And to think, plants can break through concrete. Such power in a tiny life.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Love your commentary. You're great with words. :)

Donna

Marianne said...

The crocuses are so pretty, especially coming out of the snow. A sweet reminder that Spring is near.

Blessings,
Marianne

Marianne said...

The crocuses are so pretty, especially coming out of the snow. A sweet reminder that Spring is near.

Blessings,
Marianne

stefanie said...

gorgeous, peeking out of the snow!!!!

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Der Frühling ist bei euch angekommen. Hier sind noch keine Krokusse zu sehnen, aber bald, ganz bestimmt. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag.
Claudia

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your spring may be just one snow melt away! I'm sure it's exciting seeing your garden spring into life. I'm looking forward to following along. xx

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
what a WONDERFUL share today,,,,,,
YES YES YES
Now it is SPRING :)
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Welcome to Join it
Hugs from Håkan ( The Roseman)

Kom Achterom said...

Here the same weather snow and spring on the same time!
beautiful photo's
happy sunday'
Yolanda

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, this was such a beautiful post... thanks so much for sharing!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Rebecca said...

I need to see if ours are pushing thru-wonderful post!

joey said...

How lovely and indeed tenacious! I am one who loves primrose.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Crocus are amazing, and I always delight in seeing them pop up through the ground! Unfortunately ours are still under about 2 feet of snow! LOL!!! Can't wait!

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Lovely crocusses pushing through the snow! It makes beautiful pictures!

Lieve groet & happy new week, Madelief

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy
Sunday.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Bella. It won't be long before the daffodil and tulips arrive!

XO,
Jane

Heaven's Walk - said...

Amazing....truly amazing...as well as inspiring and uplifting, Bella! :)

xoxo laurie

meemsnyc said...

I love crocus! They certainly are pretty.

Arija said...

Your crocus pushing through the snow are a delight.
I remember my aunt covering the early blooms with fir twigs when the temperatures suddenly dropped or more snow was expected. I see her still rushing our at an early dusk to protect her darlings from the elements.

Ever Green Tree said...

Lovely shots n 3 cheers for spring...Happy Gardening n Blogging!

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NanaDiana said...

Hi Bella- Those are gorgeous. I wish ours were close to poking their heads up..it will be at least 6 weeks here before we see any green (or purple or any other color besides white). So, that makes it even nicer to see it here. Hugs to you beautiful Bella- Diana

The Tablescaper said...

Love this post! The joy of watching a crocus push through is amazing.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

pinkim said...

Hi There, It is beautiful here...I found you on Pink Saturday and now I am a new follower...Pinkim!

TrulySimplyPink

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful shots. It makes me that much more anxious for Spring. Blessings. Debbie

LV said...

What a lovely post. So sad to see the lovely flowers trying to wake up and finding it still cold.

Donnie said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the light purple against the snow in your first photo.

Southerncook said...

I loved your photos of crocuses coming up through the snow. They are simply gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Kate said...

Love your photos! The crocuses are resilient!