Small Things Break Winter’s Hold

February 21, 2013

Single yellow crocus bud in a spice jar

Single yellow crocus bud in a spice jar

Small bloom

Small bloom

Today I just have to marvel at how Spring begins to raise its head and breaks Winter’s hold with the arrival of the small blooms of snowdrops and crocuses.  So much promise in such little packages!  They grow so close to the ground, you really have to seek them out.  Isn’t it much better to awaken slowly in this way instead of with a more exuberant and jarring display?

Crocuses in my neighbor's parking strip

Crocuses in my neighbor’s parking strip

Tiny snowdrops -- the vase is a spice jar

Tiny snowdrops — the vase is a spice jar

6 Responses to “Small Things Break Winter’s Hold”

  1. Elisa Says:

    oh! my insides are grinning and going weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! thanks !

  2. Adrienne Says:

    I agree. Here in Wisconsin, I’ve always loved the way spring in March offers her bounty one item at a time. So much easier to notice and enjoy. Soon enough May’s blaring beauty will be overstimulating.

  3. Sallyann Says:

    Thanks for the smiles. 🙂

  4. Chris Says:

    love the little snowdrops in the wee vase!

  5. shoreacres Says:

    I love the word play – you do, after all, have some quite lovely “jarring” displays!


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