We are just back from a vacation in Milan (you know, the big city in northern Italy), about which I’ll be blogging in due course. But first, a note on the weather here in Daglan, and a colourful surprise.
Apparently the weather has been pretty miserable here since we were away. Gray, rainy and cool sum up most of our friends’ comments on the weather.
But today was simply lovely — bright and sunny and warm — and so I decided to take a stroll with my shiny new Nordic walking poles.
Not very far from my starting point, I was surprised to find some bursts of colour in the front lawn of another house. And here’s what I saw:
Now I’m no expert on flowers, but these sure looked like crocuses to me. And I thought crocuses popped up only in the spring. Does anyone have a better idea?
Follow-up note: Thanks to a reader, I’ve learned that these flowers are called “sternbergia.” Further research finds that they are also known as “autumn daffodil” and “yellow autumn crocus.” So I guess we’re not really having spring in September! Lovely, all the same.