As evidence, here is some Crocus I stumbled across last Spring for the first time. The photo below was made on March 19, 2012.
|Canon EOS 5D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/6.3, 1/1600 sec, ISO 100|
I looked for the same plant this year but hadn't been able to locate it. Today, I finally noticed it under the leaves. Here is this year's version, taken from a different angle, 20 days later in the season.
|5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L at 115mm, with 500D closeup filter, f/16, 1/20 sec., ISO 100|