It looks like spring is ready to go already this year, so I guess we’re blessed with the luck of the Irish. Maybe it was the Yeats quote I posted on our social networks today:
“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” ~William Butler Yeats
Yes, we have our first Crocus Blooms coming up in the area between the labyrinth and our Goddess Garden. Just two so far, but the rest are getting ready to go, as well. They are kind of flame like, to go with the poem, too.
To give you an idea of how early this is, I just want to point out that our first Crocus Bloom in 2008 was on April 9th.
Going back through the Labyrinth Journal, I see I didn’t quite keep up with the bloomin’ pictures last year. Expect to see quite a bit more this year. It also looks like there will be quite a few more spring blooms, too. This is our third year for some of the Tulips and Crocus, which means we’ll have more than ever to break up the monotony of slushy muddy spring.
Though, I must admit, it doesn’t ever quite feel like spring has arrived until the Lilacs are blooming. I think of the Crocus here as our heralds, letting us know spring is indeed on its way. Blessed be on this All Snakes Day! I also think the Fairies like us. We’ll have to be sure to put out some cream and honey tonight in thanks.