A is for Autumn Crocus

I am taking part in the 2014 April A-Z Challenge where you post the alphabet every day for 26 days (you get Sundays off for good behaviour) It is about visiting other blogs and forming friendships by leaving meaningful comments.

My idea is to post a flower or plant for every letter of the alphabet. It may be a common name or its Latin name or even a colour, but I am going to try to find you a picture for every letter. Will I manage to succeed? Well I shall give it a good try, and I hope you will keep visiting my blog to see what I have each day.

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is a flower that resembles the true crocus, but blooms in autumn.

A = autumn crocus



34 Comments Add yours

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Lovely harbingers of spring; these crocus are a lovely color. What a rewarding endeavor for you to chronicle such beauty!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sammy, but these particular ones flower in the autumn 🙂

      1. Sammy D. says:

        Oh! Good thank you set me straight! My spring variety are just peeking out of the soil.

  2. My spring crocus are only now blooming after a long winter. I think I would enjoy a fall variety.

    1. Heyjude says:

      These are bigger than the spring ones too so are very impressive, though spring ones en masse are beautiful. I don’t think I have seen any this spring. Maybe I have missed them.

  3. Thank you for such a beautiful and informative blog, and such beautiful images
    Nice to connect through AtoZ
    Twitter: WriterBizWoman

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Charlotte. I’ll pop along and see you shortly 🙂

  4. Sharon Himsl says:

    Love those crocuses and first sign of spring. Funny story….my husband thought crocuses were insects (he’s not a gardener 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      He’s not is he! These are AUTUMN crocus though Sharon – needed something for A, but this does seem to have caused confusion. Should have gone for aconites 🙂

  5. ilakshee says:

    What a lovely shade of blue! Looking forward to more such posts of colours, beauty and information. Happy A-Zing 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks ilakshee, I shall pop back and see what you are doing today!

  6. The Rider says:

    An Amazing Artwork! Applause!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Rider, Applause Accepted 🙂

  7. Wow/ beautiful flowers and informative blog. I’ll enjoy following this blog. I love flowers but I do not have a green thumb. More like black. And yet I often have flowers in my stories and I actually go to the flower shop downtown to pick something out by looks, then I do a little research on it to make sure I don’t having it growing out of season in one of my stories. Love your blog.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for your lovely comment Debi, I will do my best to introduce you to some little beauties 🙂

  8. Elin Gregory says:

    Beautiful photos. I’ll look forward to seeing those for the next month.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Elin, I hope you will enjoy my floral tributes 🙂

  9. Wow, are these your own photos? New follower. http://tonjasmusings.blogspot.com

    1. Heyjude says:

      Hi Tonja, yes these are all my own work. I really need a better camera for macro shots, but I do my best. Hope you’ll continue to enjoy my flowers. 🙂

  10. SirZac says:

    Brilliantly visual! I’m looking forward to more entries!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks SirZac 🙂

  11. Hammlington says:

    Beautiful photograph! Crocuses are among my favorites. Do you take the pictures yourself? Also, I’m curious — why did you decide to center your blog around flowers? I’m certainly not complaining, but I’ve never come across anything like your blog before.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nice to see you and thanks for your comment. Yes I do take the photos myself, I am a passionate gardener without a garden at the moment (you can read all about it under About) which is why I created the flower blog – so I get my fill of flowers and gardens throughout the year. I do have a wordier blog on Travel Words which is very different. http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/
      There are not many garden blogs on the A to Z challenge I must admit 😀
      Jude xx

      1. Hammlington says:

        No, not many! I find it a lovely change. I actually work in a nursery, so I’m surrounded by flowers and other greenery eight hours a day. I love it, though I do lack some motivation to tend my own flowers when I’ve been gardening all day. 😀

        1. Heyjude says:

          Now that would have been my perfect job!

  12. Cecilia says:

    what lovely flowers, the type I would enjoy painting. I am about as green as a gardener as chewing gum is a roast dinner but I do appreciate the wonderful work gardeners do. 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of your lovely flower pictures

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Cecilia – I’d love to be able to paint these flowers, sadly that’s not my talent. Although I have created some watercolours in Photoshop! I know, it’s not quite the same 🙂

      1. Cecilia says:

        you garden and I shall paint and then we stay true to our talents 🙂 with occasional dabbling in the other.

  13. This is a beautiful idea for A-Z! I love it 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you 🙂

  14. sosheri says:

    I had no idea there were crocus that bloomed in August. These are lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks. They flower mostly in September / October and are larger than the spring crocuses. I have only seen them in blue and purple.

  15. Laine Gray says:

    Gorgeous Crocus! And really interesting that they come up in the fall! I look forward to popping back in here to see what other beauties you have!! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for commenting Laine, I hope you will pop by again. 🙂

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