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Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Time of Daffodils

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout



Daffodils are such happy flowers. I can't imagine anyone not liking them. They're easy to grow and mix in beautifully with crocus, hyacinths, and other early blooms. Daffodils have always been on the farm. My mother-in-law had them, and the families who lived here before her. I've divided old clumps, spread them around, and planted new varieties over the years. The waving yellow and white blooms are a spirit lifting sight. When I'm outside working among the flowers, I feel more peaceful and not as freaked out about the pandemic. Like countless others, I'm at home for the duration and especially grateful for the garden. Having an early spring in the valley is a boon. I wish I could share the beauty with everyone. This is the best I can do.

Spring forever appears
      the soothing music part
      of lyrics unspoken.
It thaws the frozen fears,
      mends the wounded heart
      that Winter has broken.
~Aarno Davidson




The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke

The sun has come out... and the air is vivid with spring light. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens



A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
~Emily Dickinson


Winter sprouts springtime wings and flies off into the budding year. ~Terri Guillemets



Daffodils, so bright and yellow,
      Hyacinths of varied hues,
      As they nod their heads, in gladness,
      Telling us they bring good news...
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Springtime" (1940s)


I sure hope spring brings good news to us all






6 comments:

  1. Nice post as always. We are just getting the buds on lilacs, tip of the stems for daffodils, lilies, windflowers, and other bulbs. We're in PA, and a little colder up here. I can't wait to see all the blooms. It will be like a reward for all that has been happening. Be safe. Be well.

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  2. Yes, it will be, and a wonderful distraction.

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  3. Beautiful photos and flowers. I will miss mine this year and am glad to see yours.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm sorry you will miss yours.

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  5. I love your posts, Beth. I admire your beautiful gardens. We have so much shade we have difficulty growing flowers but I do have some. They do cheer one, don't they?

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