Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Purple crocuses

It's been such a long time since I last posted about flowers! So here are some crocuses that appeared one day in Lafitte - a delicate gift, courtesy of the garden.
They make me think of Joni Mitchell's song Little Green (hear it here), from her masterpiece, Blue: There'll be crocuses, to bring to school tomorrow... I adore every song on that album.

21 comments:

valeda said...

what a delight those crocuses are! thank you for sharing.

Webradio said...

Bonsoir.
Elle est jolie Ta photo...

Claire, said...

I love Joni Mitchell. I haven't listened for a long time, though I was reminded already on another blog last week. Was a post about JM singer songwriters over on Cindy's blog, in NYC, called Quaint handmade.
I love your crocuses.

Slice of life said...

Hi there thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I loved the comment from Karina in the previous post.

Puede uno enamorarse de una familia entera?

Can you fall in love with a whole family?...

Kira Fashion said...

how beautiful!!!

a kiss!!!

sealaura said...

hola! i love ur pic.. when i lived in the midwest i loved seing flowers sprout up. They seeemed like little surprises saying hello!

Fifi Flowers said...

I adore those flowers... thanks for reminding me about them... used to have them... happy flowers!
BTW... is that your dog in the basket at Lafitte?

morphidee said...

Oh my, do you know what my photography teacher told me?

' You can takes pictures of everything, every brick every leaf every drop, everything but flowers, for they're so everyday '

My heart stopped beating for a moment. How could he say that? Oh god.

Bejeweled said...

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

What beautiful crocuses! Such a soft and lovely color. They look like little delicate pastel jewels sprouting from the ground.

You have a lovely blog! I'll be back to visit again :)

eclecticentertaining said...

I love your flower posts!!!

ashley said...

they are so perfect. it is no wonder joni sang about them. you make me want to don my sunhat and get out into my {neglected;(} garden.
the book, 'printing by hand' is brilliant-hope you found it-if not am happy to search it out for you;)
x

Mary-Laure said...

CLAIRE - I'm happy you're also a Joni fan. She is so extraordinary.
I'll check out the post you mentioned, thanks!

SLICE OF LIFE - ah, yes, Karina a 100% a darling!

SEALAURA - I'd love to live in the Midwest some time, to be immersed in nature and wide spaces.

FIFI - of course it's my dog! It's Benjy!

MORPHIDEE - wow, what a crazy thing to say. Flowers are so textured, so colorful, they offer many challenges and enchantments for photographers.
And who said "everyday" is not a good photography object?

ASHLEY - you're lucky to have a garden!
I'd like to buy the book for a friend who's into textile creation and fashion. I'll let you know if I can't find it, thanks!

My Castle in Spain said...

I could never identify these flowers properly...and i love its name, crocus so near to cactus but so delicate...

oh..and thank you for your sweet birthday wishes!!
:-)

ps: i go now to discover your mom's blog! talking about food, i've just posted about a book on Frida Kahlo's fiestas and recipes. You might like it :-)

minuscule expo said...

un plaisir de revenir faire un petit tour dans ton monde, merci!

Denise said...

What a lovely photograph of a very beautiful little flower. I am so happy to discover your blog and thank you for visiting mine.

Mary-Laure said...

MY CASTLE - don't be fooled, the only reason why I know those are crocuses is because someone told me!

A World in a PAN said...

I love these crocuses, their color, their delicate petals, their simplicity.

cassaundra said...

beautiful blog.

like to trade links?
find me at mondmelodie.blogspot.com

i've added you to my links.

Mary-Laure said...

CASSAUNDRA - thanks for adding me to your links! I'd be delighted to check out your blog...

RoyalTLady said...

I just love those flowers in your your blog header!

Hope you won't mind me adding you in my blog roll.

You have a great blog. Thanks for sharing. Do drop by into my blog when you have the time.

limonana said...

sooo beautiful! isn't saffron from crocuses? i've never seen them this up close...