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poetry and prose about place

the color of September #3 – a purple crocus from a brown bulb

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This morning, thinking of the long winter, I planted a dozen crocus bulbs.  The package promises large, dark purple blooms in early spring.

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I planted them in small groups, in front of my concrete bench.  When they bloom in spring, I will be able to see them from my library window.  After a long winter, a glimpse of those brave petals poking above the dry leaves will be so joyful.

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The crocuses we have now are bright purple and yellow.  I planted them years ago, when my son was young.  They have endured all these years and have even spread to other, distant parts of our property.  I think the squirrels must dig them up, rebury them and forget where they have stashed their treasure.

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So, deep within the sienna brown of the bulbs is the makings of those purple petals.   Wow!

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September 7, 2013  'crocus bulbs'   Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

September 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

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  1. Wow, that second shot of the crocuses is stunning, the purple flowers mixed in with the browns & greens – and your painting drips with colours. Lovely x

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    Gemma Hawdon

    September 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    • Hi Gemma. Thanks! I love painting like this, with the color going where it wants. You will be seeing real crocuses soon??? Jane

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      jane tims

      September 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

  2. What a gorgeous watercolour telling the story of bulbs waking in spring.

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    Carol Steel

    September 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks. The best will be the results of the bulbs I planted. Jane

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      jane tims

      September 14, 2013 at 9:29 am


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