Monday, 31 March 2008
We were waiting, and it came! Finally, spring is here! Those flowers (my dictionary states their name is foalfoot) are first messengers of real warmth. Their yellow heads show up before any grass hatch out, even before their own leaves are on the surface! In Russian this flower is called by what can be translated as 'mother-and-stepmother'. That's because of its leaves: soft and gentle on one side (like mother), they are rough and unpleasant on the other (like step-mother).
Anyway, foalfoots are the first flowers of Moscow spring, and I'm so glad to see them!