I have a small patch of front yard near my mailbox where I've put crocus bulbs in a couple of years ago. And finally, they've totally taken off. (I should probably dig them up this fall and move some around so they don't get over crowded.)
Today, because I was out and about in midmorning, the sun was playing on the colors really beautifully.
So I took a bunch of pictures in various ways trying to capture some of the ways the light was coming through and the shadows were working.
And then he circled around, and came back on my side, and I said hello, and he practically jumped out of his skin. I guess he'd been focusing on his running and hadn't noticed me lying there when he ran by on the other side, and then I was sort of behind a plant and the mailbox as he came on my side.
So these are my favorite of the morning pictures. I like the first one because it captures a sort of glow look (it's a bit more in the shade), and you can also see some of the veins in the petals.
The second one is more because it's a beautiful flower, with lovely darker coloring coming up.
The third one I like for the way you can see shadows of the stamen in one flower, and the stamens of other flowers.
And this final one just seems like such a perfect flower, and a perfect show of threes and six in the flower.
So finally, it seems to be spring, and all I want to do is go play in the garden or (when it's a bit warmer) take a bike ride. But what I really, really need to do is grade!