Monday, February 21, 2011

DAFFODILS!!!



    
This is very much what it looks like where I live...isn't it beautiful?


Daffodils make me happy! These delicate little flowers are the envoys of spring. Once you start seeing these little beauties it is like nature is telling you 'hang on with this cold just a little longer, it's almost over'.  Well guess what? I was clearing out old brush in my garden this weekend and look at what I found busting up through the ground...



That's right, it was my mini daffys! I started doing the happy dance and yelling for 'the man' to come see. I know they don't look like much yet, but trust me, in about 3 weeks this is what they will look like...




 And with any luck, they WON'T look like this:


The thing that amazes me about these flowers every year is that it's like they have a calender. I know that flowers follow the natural cycle of things but these guys show up the same time every year. It doesn't matter if it has started to warm up or not. They will pop up through the snow if it is still on the ground at the end of February and you can bet your woolly socks that by the second week in March there WILL be daffodil blooms somewhere near by. I LOVE spring!



3 comments:

Kelly Pidd said...

I love these happy flowers too! They're way better than Punxsutawney Phil!

Brenda said...

Very pretty! we were all out in the yard yesterday, DH cleaning out the flower beds, my son and his friend trying to launch a kite, which they finally were able to do, and my daughter and I playing in the wind and leaves, wonderful day.

Elizabeth said...

You know I love Daffodils too! The minis are my favorite! I have little green things poking up through the ground too. The hyacinths will be first and then the daffys and then the tulips. So exciting! Spring is around the corner!

xo -El