Unhatched Spring

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomIt’s amazing how much one can appreciate sunshine after long stretches of overcast days. Last year, it seemed like spring just appeared one day and brought with it milder weather. Winter was over. Or at least that’s how my highly selective memory recalls last year’s spring.

This year’s weather, on the other hand, seems to be just one big tease. A few days of sunshine and the blossoms think it’s safe to emerge only to be bombarded by snow, freezing rain, and downright bone-chilling temperatures for several days running. And then we have a day like today with sunshine illuminating the (or at least my) world. I’d like to think it’s for real this time, but my expectations are guarded.

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomSo is it my mental state that causes me to see these white crocuses as eggs? A pre-spring stage where the blooms are out, but arriving in a not-fully-ready-to-enter-the-world state? Do these “eggs” hold unhatched spring?

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomOr can I just accept that warmer and perhaps sunnier days are not that far away?

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomFor some reason these crocuses remind me of a momma protecting her baby. How an “egg” can be the momma of another “egg,” I do not know, but I’m thinking it’s just another symbolic representation of all that is happening or is about to happen. For example, I heard from a friend that baby lambs have started to arrive.

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomEyes and leaves and petals opening to the world for the first time.

White Crocuses, Spring 2013, United KingdomLetting us know that, regardless of the weather, spring hatches in its own time and life starts anew.

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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4 Responses to Unhatched Spring

  1. avian101 says:

    Gorgeous flowers! Good shots! 🙂

  2. RMW says:

    Great photos and I like the analogy of the eggs, very appropriate.

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