Crocus flowers are a sure sign that spring has sprung. Crocuses are definitely the first flowers to welcome spring. At times, they push themselves out through snow as if saying to Mother Nature “Still winter? What da?”
The lavender crocus picture above with a bee so engrossed in doing what he does best, I call “My Precious” as in a memorable quote from the 2002 film The Lord of the Rings.
This photo of striped single crocus below, I call “The Loner.”
This photo of two lavender crocus looks so romantic, so I called it “The Lovers.
The photo below of purple, yellow and white crocuses represent a group of friends, so I called them “The Group.”
The photo below of yellow crocuses, I called “Yellow Crocus,” for lack of imagination.
And the photo below, I called “Lavender Crocus.” For obvious reasons.
And, the last photo below is a bunch of purple crocus with a bee digging deep. So, what do you think should I call it? Purple crocus with a bee? Ok, cool!
I found these pretty red tomatoes on the street. Here in my Toronto neighborhood, the residents usually leave on the street anything they don’t need anymore. Things that they think a neighbor might want or need. Like, old furniture, clothes and shoes (usually clothes that their kids had outgrown), toys, pots and pans, dishes, etc. But tomatoes? This was the first.
Now, I was thinking, which I try not to make a habit of, that if a neighbor wanted to give away their tomatoes, they would certainly not leave them on the hot concrete pavement now, would they? They would leave them in a paper or plastic bag or… in a basket. Perhaps in a pretty basket. Aha! Someone could have taken the pretty basket and left the tomatoes on the street. That could be it.