Monday, 21 March 2011

March is . . .


Daffodils -- or, botanically speaking, the entire genus of narcissus -- are one of the most delightful things about March in England.

All year long, they lurk under the ground . . .
and by mid-March there are clumps of yellow everywhere.

Very cheering, don't you think?

30 comments:

Teresa O said...

So cheery! The crocus are popping up now, so the yellow spring lovelies can't be far behind.

Tracy said...

BEAUTIFUL, Bee! These are a sight for my winter-sore eyes...We still have snow here. But the promise of spring is here, and birds are singing their love songs. :o) Happy Spring ((HUGS))

Bloomsbury Bell said...

Lovely! I have a bunch in my study and the air smells heavenly!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

VERY cheering!

The winter was a long one here in the north eastern part of America. It's been a long slog to spring and we've yet to see the daffodils. Seeing your beautiful flowers (and muddy boots!) gives me hope that it won't be long.

Thanks for the hope!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous --especially as it is snowing here!
I find the chrome yellow ones utterly thrilling at first sight.
WOW!!! spring tra la tra la
then I want nice quiet pheasant's eye narcissus to sooth me.
Was just thinking of you.

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is this a variant of embellish?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The Daffodil is the official flower of our city, although we call them Jonquils here. They are everywhere and we love them. But I have to say, the daffodils in St. James Park remain my absolute favourites!
Happy Spring, Bee!!

rachel said...

I do indeed. And what I really like is how when you buy a bunch of the first early ones in the supermarket, you aren't really sure what they will look like when open; always different, all lovely.

Howick Hall in Northumberland has a daffodil walk in Spring, with a vast collection of different types, some very old indeed, and quite beautiful.

kristina said...

Oooh wonderful photos! And I recognize those boots :) K x

Sarah Laurence said...

This is exactly what I needed to see today. I just checked the mailbox, and it was snowing. Your daffs are delightful I enjoyed the composition with the wellies at center.

spudballoo said...

Indeed so cheering! We have masses and masses here in our new garden, but mostly hidden in 'the forrest' (as the children call it) which is an old, formal garden now hideously grown over. I should just pick them for the house but it seems wrong somehow.

I was just thinking today that I must take lots of photos now so I know where the daffs are, or rather where the gaps are, so I know where to plant bulbs to fill in in the Autumn. but then my camera is broken, CRY, so I can't.

xxx

Amanda said...

what a cheery cluster of daffs with wellies at the center~

am just waiting for my senior citizen of a magnolia tree to bloom in my yard....

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...
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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Bee

Yes very cheerful! You know Spring has arrived when you see the color yellow(a very happy color).

Have a great day!

Best
Tracy :)

M said...

Bee--

What lovely images you shared! I was delighted yesterday to spot the first daffodil blooming at the back of my yard where they line the fence---last year they popped up in snow, but it was all clear and 80 degrees, a well-deserved spring day after the record-breaking blizzard that encased them for months. It prompted me to tour the rest of the yard for other signs of life and it looks like my first attempt at hydrangeas may yield a second year after an iffy start in a temperamental Midwestern summer.

Do keep the floral photos coming; they are uplifting and inspiring after the dismal throes of winter.

Mary
Flat Rock Creek Notebook

Merisi said...

A host, of golden daffodils ...

Beautiful, thank you! :-)

To spring,
Merisi

Jayne said...

I wish I were in England right now. At least the snow has melted here.
Beautiful photos! :)

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Lovely photos! It's currently snowing right now in Minnesota, so I will be enjoying my spring vicariously through others for the moment! Thank you for sharing those wonderful colors.

Tess Kincaid said...

Daffies and wellies. What a delightfully springy duo. Mine just opened today. I'd forgotten how beautiful they are.

Marcheline said...

Yes!

Lisa said...

I love the variety! And yes - very cheering.

Lucy said...

Oh yes! Saw some with really salmon pink centres today.

Cottage Garden said...

I do indeed Bee. They ooze spring loveliness!

Jeanne
x

Nancy said...

I love daffys - I have a big bowl of them right next to me. I especially love those that are white with orange in the center - I don't think I've every seen one that color. It is still snowing here. :-(

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love seeing bright yellow in nature! Could there possibly be anything more cherry? Lovely photos.

We are in the middle of the ugliest time of year in CT. March and early April are ugly, brown, and bare. No snow to cover the bareness and no flowers and buds yet to cheer. Thankfully, every other time of the year is gorgeous.

Beeswax said...

I just bought daffodils (they don't pop up here of their own accord) for my daughter's birthday tea party. They were only about a dollar a bunch at Trader Joe's! So lovely!

Jeanne said...

Yes, I love it Bee!!! Best of all, those boots. I am in the market for wellies and am amazed at how many variations are on offer in England! Decsisions, decisions...love your photo collage :)

Jeanne xx

PS...Something about you and Marion, I am always getting you mixed up, you two must be soul sisters :)

Meri said...

I love them, though I'm sorry I bought so many exotic kinds that don't naturalize well.

happeningsonchaosranch said...

Yes ideed! Beautiful!

Christina said...

i just love this post. love it! and i told everyone about it.
; ) xoxo

Relyn said...

Daffodils just lift the spirit, don't they? Life is sweeter when the daffodils start blooming.