Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Spring is in the air

These fine daffodil specimens are from our very own garden - no credit to us though! The bulbs just keep doing their thing each spring. Gorgeous.

I did give them a small helping hand - they are in the shade most of the day and while other daffodils were blooming around the city, these were definite slow starters. So I lopped them off as buds, plonked them in a vase and they burst open in the next couple of days with the help of some artificial warmth. Frank and I just look at them and sigh. Ahhh, they soothe the soul and I just had to share the joy. Perfect.

So the mornings might still be icy, the snow caps still cover the mountain (a little!), the sunlight still filters delightfully through the fine mist, and many trees remain starkly naked. But the daffodils are blooming, the cherry trees are blossoming, the sun is up before I leave for work, and the birds just can't stop singing.

Not long now and spring will be in full bloom! Yay!


At 11:21 am, August 09, 2006, Blogger Robyn said...

Beautiful! There is something very healing about daffodils :)


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