Saturday, February 27, 2016

That Time of Year - Daffodils

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.


Daffodils that I rescued from an abandoned lot - 2005 I planted them in my father's former cornfield - I'm sure they're gone now because my brother lives at the old family homestead and has probably plowed them to extinction - a shame because these were beautiful white daffodils with a yellow stamen  - I tried

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.

Happy Spring!


Rescued daffodils now in the front of our home - a new lease on life!



12 comments:

  1. A sure sign of spring,

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    1. David,
      That time of year again, Spring! I love it!
      Ron

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  2. Ron,

    It was 28 degrees this morning so it is nice to be reminded that spring is but three weeks ahead. I got out for another walk and noticed some ind of plant beginning to push its way up from the ground over at Rockwood.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      We made it to another Spring!
      Ron

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  3. The Henry Nelton Adams Memorial Daffodil Field is located near Joneboro, La. It is a four acre field of Daffodils. One of those tucked away in remote Louisiana..... Daffodils are springing now here.

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    1. "Tommy",
      Four acres of daffodils? Wow! I would love to see that in person.
      Ron

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  4. Watch out for lingering frosty nights, Ron. We're forecast to get a series of them mid-week onwards (is there no end to this dratted Winter?) and I'd hate to see those glorious daffs, surely the 'happiest' of all flowers, being cruelly felled by the hostile cold.

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    1. Ray,
      Daffodils aren't bothered by frosty nights. And we've had plenty of frosty nights since I planted those daffodils!
      Ron

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  5. oh but I miss daffodils. I would plant more and more of them every autumn. Daffodils is what I miss most about spring.
    I've often said I wish to die in the spring time so there are daffodils near by.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Daffodils, the ultimate harbinger of Spring. Oh how I love living where daffodils profligate.
      Ron

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  6. https://sporeflections.wordpress.com/2008/03/31/daffodils/

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    1. Thanks for the link Dr. Spo.

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