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Daffodil Time

This late afternoon shot from 03 May last year shows the vast difference in our spring this year.  My first daffodils bloomed on today, 02 May, this year and it is because I brought the almost open buds in yesterday to bloom inside.


The picked bouquets in this shot were to be delivered to various friends, one who always gets one for her birthday on the 5th.  I think her bouquet will be late this year.

Daffodil Time

This late afternoon shot from 03 May last year shows the vast difference in our spring this year.  My first daffodils bloomed on today, 02 May, this year and it is because I brought the almost open buds in yesterday to bloom inside.


The picked bouquets in this shot were to be delivered to various friends, one who always gets one for her birthday on the 5th.  I think her bouquet will be late this year.

comments (16)

I like this image of your Daffodils and that you shared of them with your friends last year Mary... i hope that you have as many this year...
our spring thaw is just underway... but we are a long way from having flowers....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I will have as many and will pick and share them as usual. I have a couple of nursing homes the I give to as well for all of their dining tables.
Lovely shot -the sun feels so warm on the beautiful daffodils. Lucky birthday girl!
Mary MacADNski: I always deliver them to her workplace. I usually give her 39.
fresh spring yellow
Mary MacADNski: With some late afternoon glare.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 May 2013, 07:18
Very nice Mary but you're behind us this year
Mary MacADNski: We are always behind you in spring but catch up. In summer our blooms are at the same time but in spring you are way ahead. I have observed this over our years here. Richard in France has us all beat.
Everything here has been about 3 weeks late.
Mary MacADNski: Here too but the weather has turned. Winter is gone!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 May 2013, 10:52
So far as I know, Mary, Thais do not get to see real daffs.
Mary MacADNski: I suppose not. The bulbs probably have to have a cold period. You could do it in your refrigerator. I did them that way one year. Plant them three or five to a pot, refrigerate for four months, take out of fridge and they will grow. Mine worked very well.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 May 2013, 13:49
You have a whole host of them Mary, even after felling a few.
Mary MacADNski: That is just one part of one garden. I have many more.
Lovely blooms Mary. At long last our roadside verges area sprinkled with the late flowering daffodils.
Mary MacADNski: They're such a cheery flower. Ours aren't naturalized.They escape a few gardens but not often.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 May 2013, 18:23
Lovely picture - our daffodils have been out for a while, but other things are late
Mary MacADNski: I have beds that bloom at different times. This year they are blooming at the same time.
Whenever I see blooming daffodils like these beauties, Mary, this verse of the William Wordsworth poem springs to mind:-

I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Mary MacADNski: I remember that one too. Flowers are often subjects in poems - just like in photos.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 May 2013, 19:03
My mother used to love the poem quoted by Beverly. Daffodils always do look so joyful when they flutter
Mary MacADNski: I am familiar with that poem too.
We've had a late Spring too Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Really, Richard? You were ahead of everyone on here.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 May 2013, 20:19
Fascinating to see the difference in the seasons this year. We're just finishing our daffodils but no sign of many bluebells yet.
Mary MacADNski: A very strange spring here too.
Ours are also just out!
Mary MacADNski: Do you live in the north, south or on the coast. A lot of your countrymen have said their season is over.
Ours have been a welcome display but are fading fast now.
Mary MacADNski: With the temps as cold as they have been, ours might last a long time.
Beautiful Daffodils Mary........your friends are very fortunate to have you as a friend!! smile

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