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Thursday, April 4, 2013

D Is For Daffodils

I took these photos this morning.
The daffodils are just about to open!
It's still quite chilly here in Ohio with frost in spots
on the ground in the morning, but warm sunshine that
hints at more spring-like weather to come.
I suspect that later this week, I'll be able to
cut the first fresh bouquet of the year.



Then I'll have the side yard flower bed full of these!


Did you know that this Sunday, April 7th is
known as Daffodil Sunday?
To learn more, visit the American Cancer Society.

"And then my heart with pleasure fills
and dances with the daffodils!"
William Wordsworth
English Poet
1770-1850

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    1. gloria is making dinner,
      letting you be the winner!

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    2. Pfft oh so slow
      I have to let her know

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    3. haha is true Betsy I was making dinner and making something to tomorrow Ditto will be alone at lunch:)

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    4. see? I knew! You are flying the coop tomorrow? Hope it's for something fun. :)

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  2. A pretty flower indeed
    There at your feed
    But Cassie would not care
    She'd eat it and go about our lair
    And pfft to any cancer society is all I will say
    No rant today haha

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    1. out of all these cats,
      I do have one plant eater in the pack!
      Shadow will take a munch
      on a whole bunch!

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  3. MNM, I love how they smell! And they're so bright and cheery!

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    1. Ours are usually ruined by ice or snow, so I'm hoping this year will be different and I can get a bouquet to enjoy!

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    2. Serena picked a few blooms a couple of days ago that are on the kitchen Window sill.

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    3. How fun! I'm sure the sun will make mine pop in another day! Now how is it that you have blooms before me? No fair! ha.

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    4. My mom usually says we are about two weeks ahead of her.

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  4. Daffodills are so pretty and bright! To have an entire row would be so colorful!!

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    1. yes, they are! The first in my yard to bloom. Hope it's not too early!

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  5. I love the sound of that side flower bed!

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    1. It used to have irises, too, but they've all died off. It needs some TLC when the weather gets warmer. I'm only a fair weather gardener. haha.

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    1. a sure sign of spring! The wind is cold but the sun is warm....and the snow is gone!

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  7. I love these flowers. Sadly, no sign on them here. Yet, anyway. I'm holding out hope though.

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  8. woot we are starting to see some color showing up...weather this week has helped...looking forward to more and more showing up in the coming week...

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    1. you are way ahead of us, though...you'll be into summer before we really start spring! hahaha.

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  9. look really pretty Betsy; here only red trees you know not flowers by the moment!

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    1. oh, but fall is beautiful! I love red trees! I bet it's feeling a bit cooler now, too!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous. My daffs aren't out yet. Soon I hope.

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    1. Hi Bibsey! Thanks for visiting! You must be further north than me. They will be here soon! Can't wait for mine to open!

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  11. Daffs totally brighten up any grey wintery cold day!! Take care
    x

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    1. they certainly do...love that cheery color!

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  12. Out my way, it doesn't feel much like Spring yet, except for my allergies starting, but our crocuses have emerged. I'll have to take a closer look to see if the daffodils are out, too.

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    1. we're still chilly...20's in the mornings. I've had the first allergy headache the last two days. Ugh. No itchy eyes yet. ha.

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  13. I'm missing spring this year :( It's still winter here

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    1. Oh, it will come! I actually love winter and wasn't ready for it to be over! ha.

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  14. I think you would like it here since we seem to have flowers all year round. But then again we do not seem to have any real weather. Panic ensues if it goes below 32 degrees here but that is because we will lose all of the citrus and avocado crops which does affect the rest of the country. So it is a good thing we have good weather and help to feed everyone and this wet season brought a lot of rain. Not enough to end the drought but enough to help the farmers who in some places have been suffering. Water is worth more than gold in this state since there is so little and with over 36 million people living here that is a lot of water that is needed. We seriously need to build more plants to convert the ocean water into drinking water, or learn how to divert the water from those flooding rivers to this side of the nation. We need to build water pipe lines from the areas that flood each year to the Southwest of this country. I cannot see why those in the government do not see how much this would help our nation. No more areas flooded and water sent where it is needed to grow crops to feed the nation and the world. How hard would it be to send the water to Texas and Oklahoma or other nearby states. Maybe not enough votes in those areas.

    Anyway your flowers look like they will be beautiful and we will be lucky enough to enjoy them with you. Looking forward to E.

    God bless.

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    1. Oh, I don't know...I love my snow!

      I hope you have a lot of rain this spring...you need it!

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  15. Sorry, I meant real "winter" weather.

    GBA

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  16. Hoe on earth did you get so far ahead of us? Ready to bloom? No way!

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    1. do you at least have sprouts? I hope so!

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  17. Our daffodils are over already but I see there are some still around elsewhere. Lovely photos. Have a good day. Diane

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    1. Oh, you've already been able to enjoy the blooms! Lucky you!

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  18. Love your Daffodils! Spring is here as well, but still a bit chilly!

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    1. your daffodils are probably past their peak!

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  19. I just noticed I have one lone daffodil that survived the great dog digging of the summer of 2012. It's beautiful!

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    1. the great dog digging...lol.... glad one survived!

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  20. What a pretty bouquet they will make!

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    1. I know! Can't wait! no sun today, though...they might stay asleep!

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  21. These photos are absolutely amazing Betsy, I just adore seeing Daffodils open up as we move into Spring, makes me so happy.

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  22. I have a little girl that would love to be at your house to see these flowers. She loves them!! Pretty, pretty pictures. All the daffodils have come and gone here...still we are waiting on consistent warm days though.

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    1. well, hi there! So great to see you! I can see your little sweetie with a big bouquet! :)

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  23. Yes you know I love autumn! I will put some pictures in your wall!

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  24. Daffodils are great for D's! sandie

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    1. and even better when they are all blooming!

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  25. Daffodils are called Easter Lilies in Scandinavia and that means they should be blooming by now, but are not - way too cold still. I have two daffodil pots in our greenhouse and they look very much like yours, so I am speeding things up a bit.;)
    xoxo

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  26. have you seen daffodils at my place? They're in full bloom there :)

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