These crocus are always so robust and so very welcome. Last week they were covered with our only snow, but since then we’ve had some days in the 50’s.
My husband’s secret for getting these to thrive so well is he doesn’t mow the grass in that area for a couple months, so the bulbs have a chance to grow and regenerate. Each clump started out as one flower, and over time they have multiplied with our love for them!
I don’t sketch “from life” much, but I tried capturing a crocus with some ink, see above. The ink felt a little rigid to me; it would have been better in pastel or gouache. The iPhone, see below, does a better job.
I hope you are joyfully greeting in the new season wherever you are.