early spring.

April 14, 2015

crocuses You have to pay attention to see early spring. In the city especially. If you’re not careful you bemoan the fact that it’s still chilly and gray without noticing the pops of purple poking through grayed-out leaves. When you’re so eager for the magnolias and the daffodils and days that are warm enough that you don’t have to cross to the sunny side of the street to feel the sunshine, you chance wishing away the crocuses and sailing right over the snow drops.

On my morning walks to bring Faye to babysitting last week, we would pass a whole row of crocuses on Houston Street. They were poking up from between used paper towels and cigarette butts and wadded up pieces of who-knows-what in a fenced-in bit of grass between the main street and an access road. In spite of the chill in the air and in spite of the trash, the bright purple crocuses were resolute in their cheer. Closer to home, I’ve been taking walks along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade where clusters of crocuses in every shade of purple have cropped up.

Here, a few photos from the weekend. For cheer’s sake.
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  • Reply Vanessa April 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Crocuses! I love them.

  • Reply Sarah Elizabeth April 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love finding Spring in the city xx

  • Reply jsoxford.net April 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    So beautiful. The bursts of colour are nearly ridiculous against the browns and greys of last years leaves. šŸ™‚ I've noticed a bunch of small purple wildflowers a few doors down from us, and snowdrops all over our front yard. Amazing.

  • Reply jessiesloan April 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    much-appreciated perspective, even from a Southerner who has significantly nicer weather than y'all New Yorkers!

  • Reply Steph April 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Early spring flowers lift my spirits in a way that few other things do!

  • Reply Emma April 15, 2015 at 12:28 am


  • Reply Anonymous April 15, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Crocusers, snowdrops and daffodils brightens the day here in Bergen, Norway too. Thanks for this bautiful reminder in the morning!

  • Reply Katie Bedlow April 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Such happy, vibrant colours! I really do love this time of year! Katie

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