Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crocuses in Connecticut

Spring has definitely sprung here in Connecticut. I discovered several crocuses (croci?) in my yard the other day. They are identical in coloration to a crocus photographed by my blogging friend Shelley in Michigan, and posted here.

It was cold and raining all day yesterday and they remained closed (interesting, how they manage to protect themselves):

However, today was very sunny, and the two crocuses were opened:

The crocuses are right on the edge of what had once been a terraced garden in my back yard, that has long been covered over with earth and growth. This spring, I will be excavating and revitalizing this garden. There is also a nice apple tree growing right in the center that I'll prune and get into good shape, so we'll have plenty of edible apples come Fall.


Shellmo said...

Very pretty and I think they must be a cousin to my crocuses! :-)

John Poole said...

Clearly, they are of the same family! :-)

Cassie said...

Your pics are always so crisp. Do you have a fancy camera or a point & shoot??
I sure hope my bulbs haven't sprouted up at our cabin. I want them to wait 'til I get back home! (probably the end of April)I put several different flowers in the ground before the snow hit. I guess I'll see soon enough. :<)

John Poole said...

Hi Cassie,

Thanks! It's just a point & shoot, a Sony. I cannot recall off-hand what the model number is; SP300? Or something like that. About 8.6 MegaPixels. I'll take a look when I get home and post the specifics in a new comment.

Can't wait to see some spring time photos of yours from Idaho! :-)

- John

John Poole said...


My camera is a Sony CyberShot (DSC-W90) with 8.1 megapixel resolution. It's about 2 years old. I often use a tripod to steady the camera in low-light situations. That's generally how I get good crisp shots.

- John