|Me earlier this week with this season's new arrivals who have found their forever home at Casa Tipton-Kelly|
Ah yes, it's "that time of year" folks, when Spring is just around the corner.
I decided to get a jump start on Spring this year by planting a passel of miniature daffodils I purchased at my favorite local nursery.
Oh how I love the sassiness of radiant, yellow daffodils bobbing in the brisk Spring air. Folks, there is no better harbinger of Spring than daffodils spring forth, proclaiming yet another start of rebirth.
I love all the Spring flowers but daffodils are perhaps my favorite because they come back every year. They just keep on and on.
Have you ever seen daffodils blooming early in the Spring on a wooded patch of land? You know what that was don't you? There used to be someone's home there. Long after the home is demolished the daffodils continue blooming. I've always found that sad yet at the same time a reminder that life goes on.
When we moved down here to Delaware, I noticed daffodils blooming at the end of the road that borders our property. There was no house on that small wooded patch of land but oh how the daffodils would burst forth in all they magnificent yellowness the first hint of Spring.
As I did when I lived in Pennsylvania, I dug up those daffodils and replanted them on our property. Good thing that I did because last year whoever owned that land, plowed down all the trees, which were a haven for birds and all kinds of other small wildlife, and now that lot is part of a cornfield. Thank goodness I rescued those daffodils.
So if you will excuse me folks, I'm going to take a quick trip to the local nursery and get some more daffodils.
|Rescued daffodils now in the front of our home - a new lease on life!|