day 211: my lawn

Recently my friend told me of a woman that had her big yard aerated and then proceeded to drop a crocus bulb in each hole.  Ten-thousand, if memory serves.  

Aeration allows for oxygen to circulate through the ground and helps the production of growth.  It opens things up that have been lying a little dormant.  Like we all need sometimes in our brains, in our souls.

And those crocus bulbs?  They pop up and bloom and provide color and texture, even if only for a couple of weeks.  Then they go away and allow for grass, the staple, to resume its claim. Like in our own lives.  Sometimes we are exploding with crocus bulbs, and most times we are tending to our lawns- resisting weeds and doing our best to maintain some sense of reliability and steadiness.

I am in a crocus stage, and when the grass takes over again I will be glad for that too.

11 comments

misssrobin | March 18, 2010 at 7:22 AM

That lawn would sure be a fun way to welcome spring -- for the whole neighborhood. Sounds beautiful.

My grandma used to have little violets that grew in a few spots on her lawn. I loved them. I wish they grew in my lawn.

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Kazzy | March 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Misss- I think it would look so cool!

Anonymous- ............ ok :$

DeNae | March 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I'm thinking 'anonymous' is perhaps of Asian descent? They left a very kind comment, didn't they? Much better than I could ever write in Chinese!!

As for this post, I love the imagery here. As a teacher, I find myself in this cycle; sometimes really blooming with color and enthusiasm, others growing and learning and kind of hunkered down for the long summer. I wondered, though - do the crocuses come back on their own? Or does she have to re-plant every year? That would be interesting to know, in light of the word pictures you're creating.

Lovely, Kazzy.

Yarell | March 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Just watch out for the dandelions! They can be pretty at times, and a real nuisance at others ...

Amber | March 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM

I have never heard of crocus seeds before but I can picture their beauty in my mind.

I will be thinking about the imagery you have put out here today for the rest of the night.

Connie | March 18, 2010 at 4:22 PM

If a lawn is aerated then filled up with crocus bulbs, does the aeration do any good? I'd LOVE to see that lawn! My time of beauty to wow the neighborhood lasted less than 2 weeks!
You are the queen of metaphors or is it a simile? Guess I need to go back and re-read! Love it!

Charlotte | March 18, 2010 at 8:07 PM

There was a family in our town in North Carolina who planted a few tulips every year. (I think they were tulips, I am a flower moron.) Their entire yard was full of them and they let people come take pictures of their family with the flowers as a background.

wendy | March 18, 2010 at 8:08 PM

that was a cool post.

I'd love for a lawn
or a crocus

I'll be patient. Just like in my life. I have lots of cultivatiing to do. YUP

Eowyn | March 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM

This is beautiful. I'm going to remember this.

Luann | March 21, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I totally want to do this after we aerate our lawn next fall

DaNae, the crocuses planted in my yard come back every year, but there are only a few of them. So far... ;)