Friday, February 3, 2012

On a breeze.........


Mother Nature is playing tricks on us. Gardening books confound us at the best of times, playing with the green corners of our brain, telling us when to seed, plant, prune, harvest. Then to add to the confusion, along come daffodils, much earlier than ever known in these parts.

Today I picked these from my garden.  They look pretty growing, adding bright spots of color among the drab mounds of crinkled brown leaves. However, what if it does suddenly turn really cold, ice and snow fall covering everything.......like last Winter. The daffodils will vanish under a white blanket.  



I'm enjoying these few inside.  I move them about - kitchen island, coffee table, this little corner table..............places where my eye will catch them in their freshness.  They are no longer dancing in the breeze, but they are giving a lot a pleasure inside.

"A host of golden daffodils; 
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze".
William Wordsworth

17 comments:

  1. How pretty. I don't have any bulb type flowers planted in my garden. I do love tulips and daffodils.

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  2. I like the way you take them with you in the house. I've done that before. It's like you don't want to miss a moment of their cheery brightness.

    No daffodils here yet, but I've seen their green tips starting to peek out of the ground.

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  3. She is playing tricks on us here in Missouri, also. Phlox and Daffies are blooming in the Ozarks and even in KC!

    Happy Weekend, Mary!

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  4. I do the same thing when I have a single, lovely bouquet - take it with me from room to room.
    Our daffodils have poked through the soil, but there won't be blooms for a while yet.

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  5. Very lovely daffodils! And our friends across the Atlantic seem to be freezing right now.

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  6. I'm coming your way from Shane's blog, Roses, Lace & Brocante. Your photos of Vietnam are amazing. Love the colors! My husband went to Thailand on business last year and then went with friends to Vietnam a couple of days. I would like to go one day. Those daffodils are so pretty and cheery. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  7. To cut or not to cut...I go through that every spring! They look so pretty outside, yet I want to enjoy them inside, too. So I plant more and more every fall!

    Yours have come up quite early. They have been tricked into believing it is spring! They look very pretty on your table!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. I love the first bright flash of sunshine color in the garden and it's extra special to bring it in the house. Have a good week.

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  9. Daffodils are my #1 favorite flower. Your daffodils are making my heart sing. Our daffodils are about 3 inches out of the ground and I wonder too what will happen with colder weather. Such a strange winter it is.

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  10. Daffodils already! Your photographs of Australia are breathtaking. The view towards the mountain is so beautiful – it must have been hard to stop taking pictures. The pics on Vietnam were also quite lovely and interesting. I think if I did not have the travel bug already that after looking at your pictures I would dream of traveling.

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  11. Those are beautiful - no daffodils here yet but that's just as well since we do have the blanket of snow and it's falling quite heavily at the moment.

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  12. I love your daffodils! Just beautiful!

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  13. One daffodil up here. Much too early, in fact, a month early. Yours are gorgeous!

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  14. love!!! one other lady from USA wrote that pansies are blooming. last summer i planted bag full of bridal crown and other yellow daffodil bulbs under a apple trees. bridal crown daffodils are just beauties and the scent is jasmine like.

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  15. Hi Mary ,I found you through Delilahs blog and have just become your follower.I see you love the BBc period dramas too.x

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  16. Love these bright sunshiny heralds of spring! Nicely photographed, too! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blogpost, Mary, especially about my hubby! He was in VietNam in 1970-71, but not as a tourist! :-)

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  17. Isn't it crazy? I have never had crocus, daffodils, hyacinths, and countless others blooming at the same time.

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