Since It’s so Gloomy Here

Wow, last night, we had a real thunderstorm!  Seems we rarely see these in our neck of the woods. For one reason or another, we don’t get much in the line of thunder or lightning, so last night’s storm was quite the event!  I love weather…especially storms, be they thunder or snow!

While it seems the entire world has already seen its share of springtime blooms, we have been slowly seeing the harbingers coming forth and opening up.  The first of the flowers (and the only ones we have seen thus far) are Crocuses.  I planted so many bulbs in the garden in front of the house, but I am sure squirrels and/or chipmunks have carried some away.  Anyway, I do have Daffodils and Grape Hyacinths beginning to swell their “heads”, promising an impending display of more color in the coming days.

Here are some photos taken recently of my Crocuses.

These white flowers with the purple stripes are amongst my favorite flowers!  They are so cheerful.  And look at how many flowers are clustered together!  I looked to see how many plants were actually offering this “bouquet” and I counted three.  I have never had so many flowers as this year!

Look who was visiting this purple flower. Yes, a honeybee!! They have been giving all of the Crocuses a once over. And over!  When the sun shines, those little bees come out.