April 20, 2006

The croc hunters

Not that kind. After farm chores yesterday, the kids and I went looking for this, the prairie crocus (Anemone patens), considerably more fuzzy than its Dutch cousin. We went to the one pasture yesterday where they like to grow and found that the crocuses are up, but not yet blooming. At the moment they look rather like newly hatched robins, all wrinkly and bunched up and straining up toward the sun. The photo shows what they should look like by the weekend.

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