My joy about yesterday's simple flowers is best explained in retrospect. A few years ago the city of Koblenz was holding the Bundesgartenschau, a big national garden fair happening every few years, and parts of the citizenship are busy keeping its spirit. The most convincing result of these efforts can be seen around Koblenz castle with its many beds of flowers. This is a shot from late August last year. They were still blooming a month later, but in late October they all were gone. Five almost colourless months are more than enough, so I really appreciate these crocuses that made their way through this endless winter. Temps are decreasing, but the signs of spring can't be ignored any longer. What a relief!