This month you get to see my choice of all occasion cards
on the box top first.
These are shots of the first daffodils I cut in the
February garden this year. Although we're now
well into March, some of the yellow daffodils have
survived the on again-off again below freezing nights
and are blooming even more profusely.
Others, such as the almost white Ice Follies, don't
seem to hold up so well, their stems bending under the
Hurry up Spring, we can't wait much longer.
Something strange has happened this year, I've apparently developed an allergy to the sap that drips from the daffodil stems. After cutting bunches on two occasions then touching my arms and neck, I broke out in a red, itchy rash similar to poison ivy (which I'm also deathly allergic to), which took over a week - and a lot of cortisone ointment - to heal. I now have to use washable rubber or cloth garden gloves when handling the daffs.
Anyone else experienced this allergy?
The golden harbingers of Spring.
All photos taken with the Nikon Coolpix S6400
set on Auto. PicMonkey assisted with the box top collage.
Hope you visit Vee at A Haven for Vee where her monthly Note Card Party is in full swing.