Friday, April 5, 2013

Pic Today 4/5/13


HOCUS, POCUS,
CROCUS!

Early crocus are sprouting up everywhere,
just like MAGIC.

The purple crocus are especially intense 
this season.

Did you know the dried stigmas of 
a fall purple crocus
are the source of the most expensive spice,
SAFFRON?

It takes 100,000 to 250,000 purple crocus flowers
to make one pound of saffron,
and it must be harvested by hand.

3 comments:

  1. Well, I often see these here but did not know its name. So thank you, my magician! Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. It is a beautiful flower ... and production for consumption is very hard work ...
    A few days ago I saw a report on TV and I saw both stress and the high price of this flower.
    Here we use almost daily to prepare meals ... it's fantastic!

    Kisses!

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  3. This is so interesting, Rick! I always learn something when I visit your blog. Great post! xx

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