Sunday, March 11, 2012

Craving Colour


On one of my walking routes I pass by an older home set back from the street. Each year, in spring, I anticipate the burst of colour on the lawn. 


Naturalized crocuses have spread there over the years, and the result is a green lawn speckled with various shades of purple. Mossy rocks line the driveway and the bed alongside is now full of crocuses and the last of the nodding snowdrops. I saw one sunshine yellow daffodil blooming and there will be more to follow. 


Today on southern Vancouver Island the sun shines brightly but there's a strong, cold wind tempering the warmth. Still, I think we'll put on our hats and gloves, bundle into our heavy coats and brave a walk on the beach. 


How are you spending this sunny Sunday afternoon? What's bringing colour into your world?


Linking to Mosaic Monday and Sunlit Sunday.

25 comments:

podso said...

Those crocuses with the sun shine to add light are just beautiful and so welcome on your walk, I'm sure!

Cheryl said...

We have been adding a rail to our back deck - in ancicipation of granddaughter Wiley visiting this summer! Too cold still for flowers in Colorado.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful sight those crocuses must be! The day up here started out bright and sunny, and then we had rain and then sleet and then....SNOW! Now the sun is shining again, as though nothing untoward had fallen from the sky!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Such lovely colours. I have been in the garden all day as we have had a very warm day for this time of year here.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh how I love the lilac and green colors together. It is about 60 here and the entire week is to be warm. I so enjoy the sun shine. Will soon have tulips.
QMM

Vee said...

Precious little color here...dirty snow and mud. My forsythia are still brown and so I am waiting for them to begin blooming sometime...I forget how long it takes once they've been forced.

Lovely spots of color showing up there. You'll have lots and lots more before we see any.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos! I've seen crocuses the past week and my daffodils are about to bloom, Lorrie. It seems a little early this year due to the mild winter we've had. We could still get snow--but I certanly hope not! :)

Jojo said...

And purples is such a lovely color to usher is spring. My purple hyacinths are blooming and they make me smile!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your crocuses are so pretty and I think ours are going to be early this year with the unusually warm weather we're having.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The crocus really do give a lovely purple color.
Visiting from Sunlit Sunday

reginascottage said...

such lovely colours...great photos.
my crocuses are in bloom,too.the sun was shining yesterday but today is it gray.
have a nice day my friend,
love regina

Maggie said...

Beautiful snowdrops and crocus, even prettier because they have naturalized in that garden.
Yesterday for our Sunday walk we followed the river for a little while and saw a pair of nesting herons.
The nest was high up in an old tree and huge,I could have kicked myself for not having my camera with me.
Happy Monday.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, look at you and your fancy collage! I love it!!

Seeing the first crocusses each year ALWAYS puts a big smile on my face.

Sarahx

Sheila said...

Thanks for showing us signs of spring. I was just thinking back to a trip I made to Victoria 3 years ago after looking through some of my photos and thinking of making a collage of the wonderful colours of early spring there. Only the blue skies provide brilliant colour here - otherwise the colours that surround me are white, greys and browns.

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice collage, we also have a lot of crocusses in The Netherlands.

Greetings,
Filip

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I like this little ones!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Crocus are the very first to bloom at my home, sometimes even in snow, they unearth their beauty. Lovely photos~

Kim, USA said...

It is beautiful!

Mosaic Monday

My Little Home and Garden said...

The crocuses would be a beautiful sight in the lawn. It's too early here, but I noticed this year that my patch of snowdrops has expanded.
Thank you for linking your "colour" to Sunlit Sunday.
-Karen

Alisa Noble said...

So pretty! What a great site to see on a walk.

Friko said...

A bit chilly here to still. Some days are brilliant and others bring a reminder of late winter.

But there's colour in the garden, small patches of it, granted, but glorious, all the same.

Friko said...

Me again, Lorrie.

About Low German.

Nearly all regions of Germany have their own version of Low German. Or Plattdeutsch. They are not just dialects or inflections, they are actually different ways of spelling, speaking, and incorporate many words which are unrelated to High German.

Crafty Gardener said...

Love the colour of crocus. It's nice to meet another Canadian blogger, and one from my favourite part of the country. We have family that live in Sooke and we just love to visit there.

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous! I totally understand that you walk by there. Great way of showing the garden. :)

thefisherlady said...

what a delight to see this bloom of colour while we walk two meters off the ground on our slowly melting white carpet :)