Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Daffodils




Different views of the same bed of daffodils. They started blooming Monday, this picture was taken Tuesday and today they are a riot of blooms. This bed is in our front yard. I love daffodils!















This is the same bed, but the opposite end. That's JR doing guard duty while I snapped the pictures -- just in case he had to protect me from anything! The daffodils above that haven't opened yet are tiny ones -- both white and yellow. They'll be opening soon. There's also daylilies and brownberry lilies in this bed along with early tulips, Virginia Bluebells and some wood violets and some ferns I dug up from the woods and transplanted, among other things!

Gratitudes

1. Daffodils - I love their bright flowers early in the spring - such a promise they bring.
2. JR - if I'm outside, he stays by my side instead of off with Bill.
3. 70° temps finally!
4. The phoebes are back picking the site for their new nest -- looks like the same spot over the thermometer on the back porch, right in front of the kitchen window so we get to watch the progress of the babies.

8 comments :

Finn said...

Wow...they are soooo beautiful Joanne! Makes me miss mine all the more...but thank you for sharing..I love daffodils also. How could a person be unhappy with such color in their life???

Laurie said...

Joanne,
OH...that is a very springlike flower bed!!!! thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Laurie

Jeanne said...

Pretty pretty! Wish I was there in Illinois!
Jeanne :)

ForestJane said...

Beautiful daffodils!

Is there a difference between daffodils and jonquils? Here in Memphis, ours aren't blooming anymore, but the iris are showing huge buds, and I can hardly wait.

Those add such nice color to your yard. Cute dog too!

Tracey said...

Joanne, thank you for sharing those pics! I too love daffodils. They say "spring" like nothing else!

Mary said...

Pretty flowers - mine have come and gone already but the dogwoods are in bloom!

Dona said...

I love daffodils too. Mine aren't even budding yet, just green leaves poking out of the ground. 42 degrees here today.

Laura said...

I am just a state east of you and my daffodils are not even close to blooming. I am thankful for the 70 degree temps also, just last weekend it was below freezing. What a difference a week makes.