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casil403
04-12-2009, 04:01 PM
I finally found some flowers not in a vase, not in a store but actually growing and blooming outside in the Ground! :highfive:
Woohoo!...I love crocuses! Took me a 2 hour walk to find this tiny little blooming cluster growing in someone's garden on the next block over.
Mission accomplished today!

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 06:09 PM
It's funny watching these Canadians get all excited about spring :laugh:

kat
04-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Still not at that point but the 14 we got today sure has that 30ft snowbank in my front yard come down!!!

Look forward to seeing some more as summer comes! I'll join the flower photos once they start sprouting! :)

casil403
04-12-2009, 07:29 PM
I look forward to seeing them Kat! :highfive:
Aussie, I can imagine watching spring arrive for us (it's been a very looooooooooooong, cooooooooooold winter here this year in all of Canada from what I've heard) it would be kind of like watching you, and AntZ getting a dump of snow in Brisbane...I'd just bet the photo shutters would be flying then... :D!

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 07:38 PM
Definitely! I don't think Brisbane has ever had snow at all. There's a mountain range about 2 hours drive or so that gets a dusting every few years but that's about it around here.

Iguanasan
04-13-2009, 10:56 AM
I am also pining for spring. We've had 2 nice days here on the coast and the rest has been still kind of cold and wet. They are forecasting a week of +8 and sun/cloud mix. I'm getting very excited!

Mad Aussie
04-13-2009, 03:38 PM
If it's any consolation the creek crossing about 500m from us received the most amount of rain yesterday. Our backyard was flooded and if we step on our grass we sink so quickly we squirt mud in our own eyes. We need it though :) We are also only about 1 km from one of major water reservoirs which is very low and has been for years now.

Gem
04-14-2009, 04:38 AM
I like the colours in this, Casil :goodvibes:
And, we've got spring in Edmonton! :D

AntZ
04-14-2009, 05:58 AM
Nice shot. These are what the painstakingly collect saffron from right?

[QUOTE=Mad Aussie;19671]If it's any consolation the creek crossing about 500m from us received the most amount of rain yesterday. Our backyard was flooded and if we step on our grass we sink so quickly we squirt mud in our own eyes. We need it though :) [\QUOTE]

Yeah, only a couple of days of this and I am already stir crazy...and it is only wet not cold.

casil403
04-17-2009, 01:26 PM
Nice shot. These are what the painstakingly collect saffron from right?

Yes, however the actual saffron crocus is a different type of crocus I believe. The little stamens are the actual saffron that they pick. I'm not a big fan of the flavour myself but then again I'm not a big fan of caviar, truffle, fois gras or most of those other super expensive foods either.