The Plucky Crocus: A Sign of Sunny Optimism

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Photography | 34 comments

spring is coming

“Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring

that it occasioned a great deal of talk.”

~Bill Nye


Today is shiny and warm. YAY! I’m going out to soak up the sun. I promise I won’t take it all. :)

What are you grateful for today?

Happy Tuesday!

Coleen Patrick



  1. I’m thankful for the beautiful 57 degree weather we were blessed with today!! Hello sunshine, I’ve missed you =D
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    • Sunshine! I can’t remember the last time I spent this much time thinking about it, longing for it, etc! Hope you get to enjoy your sunny days!

  2. I’m grateful you’re not going to take ALL the sun. Seriously, I accomplished almost nothing yesterday. Today, I’m checking off one to-do task after another. Grateful! What a difference a day and sunshine make.

    • I’m thinking Monday must’ve been International Accomplish Very Little Day. How else can we explain it? Hope your getting to enjoy the nice day, Pat. :)

  3. Yay! We are connect by email again! It worked Coleen! Please send my message of gratitude to your techie person, aka, the husband! Btw, that picture looks very cold. That brave, determined, beautiful Crocus amid the frozen cold. Spring is near! Hang in there my friend!

    • The email AND the crocus arriving–all good signs! :) Thanks, Karen.

  4. Gorgeous! Enjoy the sunshine. :)

    • Thanks, Emily. Happy writing!!

  5. I love those crocus. They are such a tough little flower. We are having unusually warm and sunny days here in CA.

    • The crocus is a happy sight. Plus after a quick search, I learned there’s A LOT of meaning attached to these plucky flowers. :) Thanks, Kathryn.

  6. I’m thankful for 59 sunshiny degrees! And for my daughter feeling a bit better today :) And for spring being just around the corner :)

    • Yay for all of the above! Hope you’re having a happy week, Susanna. :)

  7. I am grateful that I was able to jump on a plane and see my grandma on my birthday for probably the last time as she just entered hospice care.
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    • I’m inspired by your gratitude, Phil. And sending good thoughts and hugs.

  8. Oh, wow. That’s a truly stunning image. Enjoy the sun soak, Coleen.

    • Thanks! I’ve got windows and doors open! :)

  9. That’s a fun quote and who doesn’t love Bill Nye. Beautiful picture as always Coleen. We’re almost there now :)

    • Yeah, I really like this quote. Bill Nye is awesome! Thanks, Catherine.

  10. Yesterday, I was grateful for the warm weather, too — 50 degrees! Today, I have another snowstorm to look forward to. Regardless, I’m grateful that my whole family woke up in good moods today and we had a positive start to the day. :)

    • Good moods are like a sunny day! Hope the moods will outshine the next storm. :)

  11. Gorgeous! Mine are up too!!!

    • Aren’t they just the coolest? :)

  12. I love the picture! We have sunshine today, but oh, how fierce the wind!

    • I hope it’s a warm wind–or at least a warmish one!

  13. Grateful I got 1000 words written yesterday. What a lovely photo-although now, I’d like it better without the snow! Here’s hoping what I see today is the end of that for this winter.
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    • Yay for your word count! I’m happy to report the sun melted the snow around the flowers. Yay. Hopefully there will be no more snow!

  14. I love crocuses. They are so hardy and always bring a promise that spring is coming.

    I’m grateful that in 11 days I’ll be leaving for Disneyland to celebrate my big 5-0. And I guess I’m grateful that I’ve survived to celebrate my big 5-0. Yikes!!!

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    • That’s awesome. Wishing you a HAPPY birthday and an awesome time at Disney. So much fun!!!!

  15. I was grateful for a few days of 55-60 degree weather. Then snow yesterday. But, most important, my brother made his transition on Tuesday and I am very grateful that he is at peace and free of pain. The flowers remind me of his rebirth.

    • Patricia, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad that your brother is at peace. I hope you are finding comfort with your loved ones. Thinking of you!

  16. I am super-grateful to have finally released the first episode of my web series yesterday. There was a time when I thought it would never come out, and that it would be locked forever in “development hell.” I scrapped an entire draft of the first episode because people said it wasn’t visually interesting enough, and for a long time I thought this was the wrong decision, but as it turns out, the new animation team I have is absolutely boss.

    • Just saw it on Youtube! Congrats,Chris. Very exciting. Wishing you much success. :)

  17. We’re thankful for friends who are artists extraordinaire & who share beautiful pics & words with us that we might not have seen, had we not met them!! That image is spectacular & speaks volumes of how most feel right about now. Tired & warn of winter, they are beauties poking thru the ice to get a shot of warmth from the sun!! Phenomenal pic Coleen sharing now!! ;)

    • Thanks so much ladies! Hope all is going smoothly with your writing cave time!!

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