Thursday, February 12, 2009

Three crocuses

The crocuses and daffodils have been pushing through the earth for weeks now, even in the worst of the cold. I have worried about them but they keep going. In front of my house I am not sure whether we are dealing with the one or the other, since the landlady planted the bulbs, so I will have Surprise Flowers. For now, there are green shoots getting higher and higher. Nothing has bloomed yet. But I just went on a walk back in my old haunts, the paved road through the woods on campus, and stopped at a friend's house to say hi, and lo, there were three crocuses blooming at her doorstep.

Speaking of old haunts, the college has finally fixed my old house. So the insurance must have come through and the structural damage must have been less than severe. There is no longer a blue tarpaulin over half the roof and there is a new piece of roof. I don't know what's happened inside.

I am glad to be living off campus and much prefer the privacy I have here, but I miss the old house, the house itself.

Naturally, they will rent the place out at a higher rent than they were renting to me. I don't know this for sure, but it's the way of the world.

I am grumpy about the way of the world (and the bureaucracies and the powers and principalities). The crocuses, though, are beautiful.


PseudoPiskie said...

The last of our yard snow finally melted in the rain yesterday but the ground is still frozen. The plowed mounds will be around for awhile. I haven't been out to look for the croci but will look tomorrow. There are large hull mounds under the feeders. I should have raked them while it was warm. I'm looking forward to warmth next week. I'll be passing thru your neighborhood on my way between friends in New Bern and Hickory. I'll wave. 8>)

Paul said...

The crocuses are beautiful indeed. May they bloom for you and Maya P.

Doorman-Priest said...

I can't wait. We still have snow.

suzanne said...

Thanks for the lovely picture, Jane. It is a ray of hope. My snow drops are blooming, and the daffodils and crocus are sticking their heads up thru the soil. We had warm (68) weather one day last week, and it spoiled us instantly.
But it is still February on the Delmarva Peninsula, and between now and the middle of March, we can get terrible storms, with lots of snow.

You're lucky to be further south.

The Cunning Runt said...


...dang! I had to buy mine!

I'm glad to hear your living situation is resolving itself, be it ideal or no.