Saturday, March 08, 2014

Morning Crocus

It is amazing what some sunshine and daylight will do. Even on the shady side of the house, the crocus were opening at first light and waiting for the sunshine to hit their flower bed. Often we don't stop to think about the mechanism of some types of flowers. Blossoms that open every morning and close again every night are amazing. It is said that these types of plants have a nyctinastic trait, displaying rapid movement rather than the slow movement normally seen in other plants. There are several reasons for this action. Some plants are protecting their blossoms by closing at night when it is chilly. Others are saving their nectar from the bats and moths that are active at night. The creator placed such wisdom in the beautiful flowers. They close not just on a whim but for a purpose that preserves them so that they can survive. Isn't it wonderful that they do this so we can enjoy their beauty for greater lengths of time?

I hope you have a beautiful day and that you can take time to stop to observe the blossoms that surround you. 


  1. Interesting information...something I had not thought much about. Since there are no flowers here to enjoy, I will happily enjoy yours.

  2. So pretty and your right sometimes we just take these things for granted in our hustle and bustle world, thanks for helping us to pause and consider!
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  3. Such a lovely thought on the opening and closing. The sunshine this week has certainly helped the opening. There is an opening and closing of ourselves also in both protection and being open to others.


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