Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Daffodils!



Easter, a sure sign that spring is finally here. My daffodils are in full bloom.

As my regular blog followers know, I haven't updated by blog for over a week now. My lame excuse is that I'm "just too busy."  Well, I have been busy stamping out the usual campfires. 

This past week I've been laying mulch every day. Also, creating stone walls. I love doing this kind of work in my back yard.  I find it so relaxing. Only problem now is how much can my body take?  I have to ration out my physical exertion. So far I'm doing good. 

Yesterday I took a video tour of my daffodil blooms this year. I've always wanted a property in which a profusion of daffodils burst into bloom welcoming spring.  Planting all these bulbs in the fall took a lot of effort folks. There were times I thought "Why am I doing this?  It is so cold outside".  But now that I see the burst of yellow around our almost one acre (.98 acres) I know my effort was well worth it. 

Now I have to order more daffodils for planting this fall. Can never have enough daffodils!

Have a wonderful Easter folks!

Note:  Just viewed the video I posted. Sorry about all the wind noise. I'll have to figure out how to eliminate that in future videos.




14 comments:

Raybeard said...

Happy Easter to you and Bill too, Ron. Lovely, happy daffs - like little golden bugles. (Pity that the wind obscures much of your words, but we get the drift.)

Jon said...

It was wonderful to see the daffodils on Easter. All of the blossoms around here have died because of the recent snow, and it doesn't seem like spring at all. Happy Easter to you and Bill!

Ur-spo said...

daffodils remain my favorite; I hope to die in spring to have some go with me.

angie said...

Beautiful!

Mike said...

Don't edit out the wind noise, it's part of the local charm!

The daffodils are beautiful.

Practical Parsimony said...

I love daffodils! What kind of trees are in the back with daffodils in between. Do you have anything in the planters, waiting to come up? How many acres are there? Sorry to be so nosy. Do you grow anything edible. Take it easy so you can go out and work on it again. There is nothing gained by hurting oneself and having to rest up. Thanks for the video of your daffodils.

Ron said...

Ray,
I didn't realize how loud that wind was when I made the recording. It's almost always very windy here. I guess I've gotten used to it. I too love daffodils. Harbingers of spring.
Ron

Ron said...

Jon,
I LOVE daffodils! I can never have enough. I plan to plant even more this autumn. By the way, have you ever read Sara Davidson's biography of Rock Hudson? I found that book at a thrift store last month. It's one of the best movie star biographies I've ever read. Lots of info on Rock and the gay life back then in his heyday.
Ron

Ron said...

I would sorely miss daffodils if I ever retired to Palm Springs. This is the first year I have a profusion of daffodils on our acre of land. I plan to plant many more this fall. Can never have enough daffodils!
Ron

Ron said...

Angie,
Can never have enough daffodils!
Ron

Ron said...

Thanks Mike! I felt bad when I replayed the video and heard all that wind. You're right though, it is part of the "local charm." We sure do get a lot of wind around here don't we?
Ron

Ron said...

Practical Parsimony,
Those trees are river birches. I love river birches. I also have tulips coming up in the planters. I grow herbs and parsley in the summertime. Also, a couple of tomato plants. Love fresh tomatoes. We have .98 acres of land here. I will also need some land to work on. Speaking of which, I should go out and do some yard work now.
Ron

Jon said...

Yes, Ron - I have a paperback copy of Sara Davidson's bio of Rock. It is really good and she was able to do a few interviews with him before he died.

Ron said...

Jon,
I was going to send you that book when I was done but I had a suspicion that you had already read it. It is good isn't it? I'm going to try and visit "The Castle"the next time Pat and I are in Hollywood. I was pleasantly surprised at how good Sara Davidson's book was. Usually the biographies are self serving and mostly technical about the films the star has made. This one gets into real life, which I like. I want to know about the person and the people around him or her.
Ron