"The first to come! . . . The golden crocus, boldly thrusting up --- as if to catch and hold the sunlight in its painted cup --- The first ones out to shout a salutation of good cheer --- making haste to show themselves before the rest appear. For soon will come the other members of the family --- robed in deepest purple, palest mauve and ivory --- and dazzled by their beauty we'll forget to say goodbye --- to the first that took the risk, and braved the wintry sky."
~ Patience Strong ~
~ A yellow buttercup joins the golden crocus in this photo. ~