“The crocus reminds us that no matter how harsh the winter, the spring always returns.” -Katrina Mayer. This quote applies not only to winter but to the trials in our lives. No matter how difficult the troubles, they will pass. So it was pure bliss to see these crocus blooms last week! There are some 90 species of these pretty flowers. In North America, they like to grow in open areas. They are a symbol of youthfulness and cheerfulness. No wonder as they are one of the first flowers to appear in spring!