November 1, 2009

November flowers.

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Crocus.

12 comments:

Will Cate said...

Very nice. For the first time in a while here in Tennessee if feels seasonal -- a crisp, cool, crystal-clear All Saints day.

Will Cate said...

"it" feels seasonal ... I will learn to type correctly someday ...

erik said...

I am starting to miss the crispy leaves in my backyard back then.
cedar chest

edutcher said...

They are the first sign of warmer weather. My soul always lifts a bit when I first see them.

WV "momyati" The Abominable Snowman's mother.

Fred4Pres said...

Collect about 100 or so stamens from those fall crocuses (or is it croci) and you could have a decent bouillibase or paella.

Henry said...

Now there's a hobby.

chuck b. said...

"Collect about 100 or so stamens from those fall crocuses (or is it croci) and you could have a decent bouillibase or paella."

True for autumn-flowering Crocus sativus, but unfortunately not true for autumn-flowering Crocus speciosus.

Original Mike said...

How does this work? Do they force the bulbs in a cooler to make them think it's spring, or do they naturally bloom in the fall.

Or maybe they're from Australia?

EDH said...

Crocus.

Now that would be an especially apt name for the new health plan coming out of congress.

I can visualize the fanciful logo.

John Burgess said...

There are a some varieties of true Crocus that bloom in the Fall. Most, though, are Cholchicum, a near relative.

Beth said...

Anyone who's in New York this morning: the USS New York will be on the Hudson and is worth seeing.

amba said...

Croak us.