The Plural of Crocus

Digital Painting "Crocus Inspiration" by Patricia C Vener © the artist, 2012

Digital Painting "Crocus Inspiration" by Patricia C Vener © the artist, 2012


This year has given me the most quantity of crocus blooms ever! I’ve got a wide variety in the front garden, starting with blooms that poked their heads up early this March – or maybe it was even late February. Of course they look great in snow but no less so poking up through the unprocessed mulch of natural leaves that piled up.

My exuberance is expressed this year in the digital painting accompanying this post. It’s been a while since I did straight abstract, but that’s what needed expression. These very cheering flowers uplift my spirits and my digital painting is meant to express this. You, the viewer will decide what the painting says to you, however.

As for the name, it seems to me that the plural of “Crocus” really ought to be “Corcii.”

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