Though I have already seen crocuses in the park, this yellow fellow is the very first crocus in my garden this year. It did not opened because there is no sun. It seems quite all right considering the temperature below zero and some snow we had yesterday. I have crocuses scattered in my lawn and can't wait to see them again. They appear on strange places where, I am certain, I haven't planted the bulbs. Likely, they self-sow easily. The rest of them will appear soon, as the sunny days wake them up in March. A few weeks of their above-ground life is usually enough time to produce seeds before I do the first lawn mowing. This one is probably Crocus aureus, one of the earliest species.