E.J.Wilkins

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Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus, purple variety)

Seen growing "wild" in Southampton Old Cemetery, 18th March 2009.

This clump of crocus has probably developed from deliberate planting perhaps as long as 100 years ago.
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Spring blooms


Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus, purple variety)

Seen growing "wild" in Southampton Old Cemetery, 18th March 2009.

This clump of crocus has probably developed from deliberate planting perhaps as long as 100 years ago.
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comments (16)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 30 Mar 2009, 00:34
This is just beautiful, Ellie...the true essence of Spring!
EJWilkins: The light was "just right", I was lucky smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2009, 02:25
Wonderful Ellie I have only seen and grown White ones.Good capture
EJWilkins: The white ones are harder to photograph because of exposure issues, although I have got one somewhere or other on my site
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2009, 04:55
Hahaha - how strange that our pictures are so alike!
EJWilkins: They are alike, but we managed to miss out the summer!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2009, 05:23
Looks like spring has made its way from Portugal to England!
EJWilkins: In Portugal the season is more advanced than here, and it's much warmer too wink
You and Chris are on a springtime theme.
EJWilkins: We certainly are, for this picture at least smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Mar 2009, 07:31
I think Chris did a post on these today, as well...yours are better flowers, but his "naked women" was an inspired differentiator.

Beautiful image, Ellie.
EJWilkins: I think Chris's crocus are autumn crocus, Colchicum, which look similar but have less or no foliage, which is why they're called Naked Ladies.

I was really pleased with the way this picture turned out, the light was "just right"
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2009, 08:52
Delightful image for spring
EJWilkins: Thank you, that's what I thought too smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 30 Mar 2009, 09:59
This is spring for me.
EJWilkins: And for me too, all we need now is some warmth, and for the wind to veer off to a different direction and stop bringing cold air from Siberia!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Mar 2009, 10:16
Croci are a very cheering sight planted en masse like this.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: There's a park in Aberdeen where the ground is covered with crocuses for a few weeks, people plan their weddings to get their photos taken amongst them. They're so wonderful, and such a welcome sight after a cold winter
I assume that you and Chris went to the same place Ellie.
Wonderful capture!
EJWilkins: No, Chris's picture is of Autumn Corcus, Colchicum, so we're at different ends of the year wink
Love the contrast in this one.. nice job Ellie.
EJWilkins: I was very pleased with this, thanks smile
Very good, Ellie. Spring has definitly arrived.
EJWilkins: It certainly has, all we need now is some warmth!
A beautiful sight Ellie..and such colour.
EJWilkins: I was very lucky with the sunshine, it made the petals glow with colour. smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2009, 16:22
It is pretty. I seem them cropping up all over now and it makes me feel so happy that finally Spring is here.
EJWilkins: It makes me happy too Laurie, after a very cold winter
I just love seeing gardens and places with carpets of these Ellie, these are very attractive.
EJWilkins: Oh so do I Brian, it tells me that Spring is coming smile
Spring is sprung,
De grass is riz,
I wonder where dem birdies is?
De little birds is on de wing,
Ain't dat absurd?
De little wing is on de bird!

Nice pic Ellie
EJWilkins: Hah! I haven't heard that rhyme for ages!

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