Here's a light purple crocus image that I actually shot last spring the second week of April! The crocus are blooming here now and 'they' say this is two weeks early. We were two weeks late last year - what a difference in timing, almost a whole month. It's nice to see even though we had such a wimpy winter.
Yesterday we had some more spring snow. These pretty little purple flowers that bloom in the lawn are known as Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow, so I guess they are just living up to their name! They are small bulb plants native to the eastern Mediterranean.