Yesterday, we were out looking for signs of Spring. A few days earlier, people were out on the beaches in their swimming gear. Today, it’s snowing! ย Well …. not really, really snowing, but flakes are flying and we have had some flurries this afternoon.

I found the first crocus in the spot, where I’ve found it, on the same date, the last years. It was easily spotted with its bright colour in all the drab, brownish-grey.

The marmot was out of its hole and got fed with a few peanuts by us! I love these little guys … I just want to hug them ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Replies to “flurries”

  1. Hi,
    Such beautiful colours in the flowers, they do stand out and look magnificent. I also love your photo of the marmot, very cute, and a fantastic photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That little marmot looks like he would fight you for that peanut, Rebekah… Are you sure you want to hug him before he eats? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those little claws look mighty sharp. And those crocus … it is their job to announce that spring is on the way! It looks like yours are living up to their expectations. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. oh yeah, and their teeth are really strong and sharp!

      Yes, the crocus! Just for fun, I went in to my Flickr album to see what date I’d shot the previous years and it was almost to the day! Love to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Barb ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, Coltsfoot … the yellow flower I posted a few days ago … and crocus, got to be the first signs of Spring.

  3. Yes, the weather is crazy this time of year. We haven’t had flurries, but a drop from the 80’s into the 40’s here reminds us that we are still in EARLY spring!

    Your crocuses are beautiful!

  4. I had no idea marmot’s were so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Awwww!

    Love the blast of bright purple. Spring flowers really know how liven up the place, don’t they! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m waiting for the Arizona wildflower show to begin – it should happen any day now.

  5. Your very beautiful post about your churchman and the poet has vanished according to WP so I thought I would comment here…very affecting, great poem. and your Dean sounds a wonderful man.

    1. I took it down. Thought perhaps it was too personal or something… Thank you, so much, Robert..

    1. jaa, det รคr fint nรคr man kan gรถra det … det รคr sรฅ kort tid! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you … it’s so much fun to go and look for it in the same spot every Spring …and such a delight to finally see it in bloom.

  6. somewhere during the non winter and non spring, my crocus patch never came up or bloomed for the first time in ages
    these are lovely and the colors are so vibrant
    the marmot is hugable

    1. That’s strange ..that they didn’t come up?! This particular crocus, in the picture, is always in the same place. Either it has spread, which is strange, but there isn’t any house or garden there…it’s just an empty space. It’s a special feeling to see it every year. I’d love to hug the marmot, but I don’t think the feeling is mutual ๐Ÿ™‚

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