Friday’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers blog talks of spring in Calgary with the first sighting of a crocus on Nose Hill. I walked on Nose Hill last week with my hiking group and was startled when the people at the front of the line shrieked.

What is it? The rest of us rushed forward.  On a slope was a crocus bed.

Later some of us were even more impressed with the dog walker who managed to maintain control of 12 dogs. We counted.