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A sign of Spring

When Chris was first made redundant, in Autumn 2009, he was very keen to be seen to be pulling his weight as a “house-husband” and spent some time working in the garden. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm didn’t last as the misdiagnosed cancer was making him weaker. But he did spend a while planting dozens of crocus bulbs in a patch of the lawn, where he hoped they would naturalise.

Crocuses outside the bedroom window

I’ve been away on business most of this week, so haven’t seen much of the garden in daylight. But yesterday morning, when I opened the bedroom curtains, the first thing I saw was ~50 cheery yellow crocus blooms right outside the bedroom window. It’s a lovely sign that Spring is on its way at last.

Chris may have never once bought me a bunch of flowers, but I’d so much rather have this living display. It will make me smile and think of him every Spring.

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  1. Frosty | 27 February 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    That’s a lovely post….
    Love to see crocus in the midst of a lawn and what a display of snowdrops too :o)

  2. David A | 18 March 2011 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    When I was at primary school, we had an annual bulb-growing competition, and often planted the crocuses in the lawn after their first flowering, so I always enjoy seeing them in lawns now!