Daffodils

7 Mar

Daffy-down-dilly has come up to town
In a fine petticoat and a green gown.

We sang this in kindergarten or first grade and in grade six we wandered lonely as clouds encountering “A host, of golden daffodils”. Both always comes to mind this time of year, as the daffodils begin to bloom.

As a child, it seemed there was only one kind of daffodil, that classic yellow bloom. There are lots of these in my neighborhood, brightening up a grey Pacific NW day.

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Nowadays, there are several varieties. Walking Lucy around the neighborhood, I come across many of them

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

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These are on the corner, across the street from where I live. Later in the year, after the daffodils have gone, snowberries will thane their place.

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I really like the two toned varieties. Various neighbors have them in large and small sizes, but act like sunshine in sparse spring gardens.

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Two blocks away, our neighbors who have a Great Dane named Lucy, and these delicate beauties.

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These look especially delicate, glowing more like pale moonlight that the sun.

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These frilly petticoats bring joy to my heart.

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I am especially fond of the boldness of these colors.

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Although many daffodils are planted separately in yards, others are planted in mixed groups in parking strips. Daffodils just fit in everywhere.

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Lucy enjoys them, too, though perhaps not for the same reason I do.

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7 Responses to “Daffodils”

  1. Storykeeper/Ruth March 7, 2016 at 6:09 am #

    I enjoyed my walk through your neighborhood looking at all the lovely daffodils. I love daffodils. Thank you for sharing them with me this morning.

  2. elsie March 7, 2016 at 6:19 am #

    Daffodils are bits of sunshine that promises spring is just around the corner. What a lovely view you have on your walks!

  3. Joanne Toft March 7, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    Thanks for taking us on your walk in the hood! We are a long ways from having flowers but I did notice one bit of green coming up in the frost ground. We will have flowers in April I am sure!

  4. Glenda Funk March 7, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    Beautiful pics. I love daffodils but have not planted them, although I keep thinking I will from one year to the next. I love “I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud,” and the poem works well w/ you pics.

  5. vanessaw2007 March 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    I love the dark yellow and orange one! Fun the way you introduced you post with the song lyrics.

  6. Amy March 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring is on it’s way. Your photos have captured their beauty.

  7. macksworldsite March 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    I have always loved daffodils because they seem to announce the coming of spring. You are (at least) a few weeks ahead of me, so this was an excellent preview.

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