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A bit out of focus, because it's small and when you zoom in too close with any of my cameras, you lose clarity, but here is a very ambitious winter aconite (aka yellow twinkle) that has been trying to bloom since our warm days last week. Normally, I wouldn't expect to see these poking their little heads up until 3 or 4 weeks from now. Of course, we also had some daffodils trying to come up, but I think they've thought better of it. lol



That's a brave wee flower.
It is. There is actually another one a foot or so away that is peeking out. When they actually bloom, they form carpets of yellow all through the woods and anyplace else they've had time to spread. Then they have foliage for a while and then disappear until the following early spring. Perfect little flowers - early, colorful, take care of themselves and clean up after themselves. lol
Poor doomed little flower. The weather is making the plants all confused.
Hee. Well, I don't know if it's doomed necessarily. It is a late winter/early spring flower. But it's certainly going to be lonely for a while. :)
Awww. It looks so lonesome...but what a bright spot in the midst of winter!
We won't be seeing color for a good long time. Unless, of course, we slip on the ice and turn black and blue!
The weather has been so strange this year! Several inches of heavy wet snow in late October, then very little truly cold weather since then. No snow, except for a dusting here and there, and no sustained cold temps. The poor plants don't know if they're coming or going. :)
Winter aconite is one of the things I still miss about the east coast after more than 25 years! In the house where I grew up, there was a little garden in one corner of the yard that would always turn bright gold with aconite sometime in February. Then a little later, the snowdrops and stars of Bethlehem would start to bloom. So beautiful.

Edited at 2012-01-16 04:32 pm (UTC)
*nods* I would definitely miss them if i didn't have them. :)