Sunday, 18 March 2012

DAFFODIL DAZE.............


Hello there! What  a horrible, wet and miserable afternoon it is. In fact, the whole weekend has been wet and gloomy. It must be payback time for the gloriuos weather we experienced last weekend. Anyway, it's such a good job that it's daffodil time, because they are a sure guarantee of feel good factor. I just love them.


Mr Snoops pops up to out local farm shop most Saturday mornings to see what veggies are looking good to eat and at this time of year he always brings back two or bunces. Each week we seem to get a different variety. Last week the daffs were such a pale, delicate yellow.


This week they are so vibrant and uplifting..... perfectly beautiful! I love them!


The crocuses are popping too. I love these delicate purpley beauties with their bright orange stamens. Oh they do so brighten up a miserably gloomy day.


We have an enormous willow tree in the furthest corner of the garden, which acts as a haven and home to various birds and animals. It's just beginning to come into leaf, recalling calm and warming memories of  the gentle swishing of it's long trailing fronds on warm, balmy summer days with gentle breezes. I can't wait!


The copper beech is also flowering  and the forsythia is bursting forth. I do love the early Spring time garde, but I'd love it much, more if we could guarantee the warm rays of the sun.


I just need to hold in mind that all this beautiful growth is a sure sign that warmer days are on their way!!!

Have a good weeek.

15 comments:

josiekitten said...

Our flowering currant is just about to bloom too. I always remember the art lessons we used to teach drawing daffs and sprigs of flowering currant! Have a good week! xx

Sarah said...

Yes I love daffodils too. I have three little pots of téte-a-téte behind my computer at the table now. They were half price in Marks-50p a pot!
We have had a mix of weather here this weekend-yesterday was not very nice but today has been ok, though pretty cold. Have a good week too!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

You are at least a month ahead with your beautiful blossoms.
It is the fragrance that stirs my soul...
Have a wonderful week Ros.
Happy Spring!
Susan x

busybusybeejay said...

It's a shame you have had bad weather.We were at Warwick Castle yesterday and the weather was fine.Back at home today in North Wales it has been lovely.The washing dried and we sat in the garden!Have a good week.

Lyn said...

Daffs are my favourite flowers, they ALWAYS cheer me up!
We had lovely weather here this weekend (sorry!) and went out and about to see the daffs.
xxx

Kathy said...

It's been a lovely day here too, sorry! I love daffodils too.They're always so cheerful. Only two weeks till the Easter hols!!!
xxx

Lynne said...

What beautiful photos! What a shame that you haven't had good weather. We've had a lovely weekend here in Belfast, I got the front garden weeded this afternoon.

Macintosh Mitch said...

You spring blooms are making us smile! What beautiful pictures!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

kate said...

My forsythia is just about to burst into bloom! I love the close-ups of the daffodils, gorgeous!! Have a great week.

Wyatt said...

You seem to be in the same bloom zone. Don't you just love this time of year?...so much promise.

Wyatt

Doodlywhatsits said...

Oh what beautiful pictures of Spring! Your garden looks like it is a lovely place to be at this time of year (weather permitting of course!) My OH bought me a couple of big bunches of daffs yesterday just because I love them so much. They have really brightened up my house.

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS daffs, Ros... and really loved this ode to spring all in all... this is such a wonderful time, when the earth wakes from her winter sleep! Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. thank you for the sweet wishes at my place. :o)

Teje said...

Hi Ros! Thank you for those amazing, spring flower photos! Now the good weather has came here for a while! We have cut all the 'winter' grass from the garden and made some other garden works.
Have a great week! x Teje

Country Girl said...

The sun has come out for you today! Shame its a work day, but we can't have everything!

melissa said...

gorgeous ros!
thanks for sharing your springtime color, we're a few weeks behind you, so it's nice to daydream of the things to come...