Sunday, April 11, 2010

Daffodils

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

I was enjoying my daffodils the past few days, especially in the back where they've lived unmolested by me for several years and so come up in great clumps of color. I have several different kinds, plain yellow, yellow with an orange ruffle, yellow with a white ruffle and now my white with a pinkish/orange ruffle.

They're lovely, and such a harbinger of spring.

But I admit to wishing I had more -- just a real blanket of color like Daffodil Hill.

Photo courtesy of this site.

Most of you probably don't know about it or haven't even heard of it -- but I spent much of my growing up time outside Amador County in California, and Daffodil Hill is a big deal there.

Check this little tidbit out:

For the last twenty years, the McLaughlins have continued to plant up to 6,000 new bulbs a year. It is estimated that today, Daffodil Hill is carpeted with over 300,000 bulbs.

How amazing is that?

So, someday that's my goal... to have the side of a hill or a field or some other area to plant with spring bulbs. Not just daffodils, but crocus and hyacinth and more to announce to the world: SPRING IS HERE!

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Yesterday's weather didn't cooperate with my plans. Most of the day was cold, overcast and VERY windy. So.... no outdoor work. Hopefully today.

Later in the afternoon when it started getting nicer, though, one of the ladies from agility called and asked if Dakota would like to come by to play, so we went over and spent a couple hours there.

I think my dog has a busier social life than I do.

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You Are a Chocolate Cheesecake



You are both dreamy and decadent. And you can't help but be attracted to luxury.

You are a sensual person, and you're easily intoxicated by smells and tastes.

People find you to be vivacious and passionate. It's clear that you love living.

You can also be a bit moody and dramatic, but when you're happy, you're exuberant.



Mostly right.

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5 comments:

Dru said...

Daffodils are so pretty.

I know what you mean about the weather, it was so cold and windy yesterday.

Have a good Sunday.

MaryC said...

Hi Marianne. I love daffodils. Daffodil Hill must be an amazing sight in person.

Daffodils are actually the official flower of NYC.

Each year I do a project with my students about daffodils based on a special project that was started in NYC in 2001 to commemorate the victims of 9/11. This year they have over 3 million daffodils blooming in parks around the city.

Tori Lennox said...

Daffodil Hill is gorgeous! I wish we had more flowers planted here.

MamaMonki said...

Gorgeous photo. I have a few deffodils planted but so far only one bloomed this year.

Brandy said...

Daffodil Hill is awesome! You make me want to plant flowers, but I don't know how to do bulbs.

I am Lemon Cheesecake: You are a shy and reserved person. You tend to be very understated and "behind the scenes."
You are also quite gentle and kind. You almost always think before you act.
You are naturally cheerful and happy. You tend to have a bright attitude.
You aren't overly optimistic though. You can see both the good and the bad in the world.

It's scary, this one pretty much is spot on.

I hope you've had a wonderful day! YAY for Dakota getting a playdate!