Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Daffodils Bring Me Smiles

This above photo is from day four of the bouquet I bought at Whole Foods, at a great price. No, they don't know I am blogging about this. The daffodils were grown in the USA which has many kind to the earth aspects. More environmental controls, less transportation, etc.
The above photo shows how the ten daffodil stems looked on the day I bought them.
The above shows them on day two.
The above photo shows the daffodils on day three.
Oh daffodils can give me smiles. This photo is from day four of them being in our home. I took them outside to the patio for their photo op.
"Of all the floral catalogues, the most exquisitely tantalizing is the daffodil catalogue. The further you read the deeper the gold." George H. Ellwanger, The Garden's Story, 1889.

"A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or not the sun be shining outside. Daffodils in a green bowl - and let it snow if it will. " A.A. Milne


Ann said...

I sometimes see the beautiful daffodil peeking up through the snow in this part of the country. I rarely bring flowers home, but you have inspired me.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That is the way I feel about the daffodils. It is the second sign of spring (crocus being first) here on the middle eastern part of the U.S. In an always too long winter, their bright color changes our moods and gives us hope for better days. One more month to go before I see their happy faces.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing them with us. Love daffodils - wish that lasted longer.

Sandy Lane Davis said...

Gorgeous! These photos made my morning! You and your daffodils might have fun playing with the new flower identification app LikeThat Garden: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/likethat-garden-flower-identification/id957861141?mt=8

Gill - That British Woman said...

It will be at least another two months before we see daffodils in the garden here in Southern Ontario. They will be in flower in the next couple of weeks in Britain though,

Michelle said...

Daffodils always make me think of spring!

Privet and Holly said...

Since I live in Minnesota
and there won't be any
daffs blooming outside
until the end of April (!),
I've resisted buying them
in the shops as it's a bit
of a tease. I usually break
down in March and start
scooping them up, over-
come at that point in the
winter by the craving for

Love your pics and the
great quotes : ) : ) : )

xo Suzanne

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful!! Daffodils are my very favorite flower.
xx oo

Happyone said...

They are indeed pretty and make me smile too. : )

Annie Cholewa said...

Brilliant quote! (I'm biased mind, I'm a huge A.A. Milne fan.) Gorgeous daffadowndillies too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful, they are one of my favorites!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

They are so bright and cheery! We have some outside waiting to bloom. Well at least the leaves are out now. :)

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

They are just the happiest flowers!

Allie said...

How pretty!!!

Annesphamily said...

Your flowers brighten up the day! Love seeing you and them here. Someone I know won your giveaway! What a delight! I need to get out more and lately, since losing my job, have done just that! It is good seeing you here and at my blog too! Always my pleasure! You enjoy I knew a gentleman who told me one year he and his yougnest son planted daffodils. His marriage fell apart and he was divorced. He said he and his son drove by their old home a few years later and there are so many more daffodils! They reproduced over and over! He said it made him and his son smile B I G ! It is always a story I enjoy sharing. Enjoy a beautiful weekend.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you for sharing their beauty - spring is not far away!

Tante Mali said...

Oh, I love daffodils too! They are like the sun in spring! Bright and wonderful.
Have a happy Valentine's Day an all my best from an Austrian gardener

Poppy said...

So very pretty, Terra, and yes, they certainly bring smiles. Is it their shape and colour, and the fact that they look like mini suns ? Whatever the reason, they are symbols and signs of the upcoming spring, that's for sure.

Happy Valentine's Day!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really make us ready for Spring! Happy Valentine's Day! xox, Diane

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

they are a favorite of mine, too. Gosh, they are so cheerful!

Dee said...

Daffy- dills...makes just about anyone happy.:)

Jen Vandervoort said...

I won't tell you what a small bundle of daffs costs here...it's out of this world. Yours are lovely!