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Monday, February 4, 2013

Stirring

The calendar says Winter, and yet daffodils are in bloom.



The first snowdrops dangle from green stems.
A sweet scent, like a hundred daffodils blooming in a distant wood, perfumes the air.
Green blades cut through dark earth.
Buds open on bare branches.
Wind rattles the windows.
Rain splashes against the panes.
The promise of spring stirs my heart.


16 comments:

Country Gal said...

Oh WOW ! Ours are still all covered in snow , this time last year they were trying to bloom but a cold spell came up and damaged them ! In this weather I often go back to my flower photos to dream of spring once again till it arrives lol ! Thanks for sharing hope they do ok ! Have a good evening !

Andrea said...

I can not even imagine! How absolutely beautiful!!

--Andrea (from the tundra called northern Indiana... where the snow seems like it's a mile high!)
XOXOXO

Janneke said...

Your daffodils are so early, over here we just see a few leaves coming out.

Star said...

They are very early, aren't they. Must be lovely to see the daffodils again. Can't wait to see ours. This winter has been hard so far!

DJan said...

When I return home after two weeks in sunny Florida, I'll go looking for some signs of spring. They should be there, if not in the same profusion as yours. :-)

rusty duck said...

It warms the heart to see them Jo.

Ginny said...

Jealous!! Mine are only peeking out and they are on the South side of the house. It won't be long now.

Elizabeth said...

It is cold in N. Florida today, I keep turning the heat up! The Daffodils are lovely!

Nellie said...

Beautiful post, Jo! Nothing blooming around here yet. Could be because there aren't many bulbs in the ground.:-( It would help if I planted some.

L. D. Burgus said...

In a couple of months we might see what you are seeing right now. The seasons are amazing and the differences of climate in the states is also interesting to see.

Susie said...

Oh Jo, so beautiful !! I love those flowers.43 more days till the offical Spring...but we know that means any kind of weather still. xoxo,Susie

Winifred said...

Lovely photograph, they are such an inspiration those daffs aren't they, a sign of hope.

Ours are peeping through but I hope they take their time. We had snow flurries today again & I'd hate them to get spoilt!

Terry said...

Oh my goodness! Lovely! It will be May before we see a bloom.

Fiordelisa said...

"Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares..."

I actually came across that quote while reading Shakespeare's A Winter Tale over the weekend. What a delight to suddenly encounter it unexpectedly in context...so different than simply hearing it quoted.

Our daffodils are still just green spears, but I did see two tiny purple crocuses during yesterday morning's walk.

Blessings,
Fiordelisa

Bernideen said...

Oh how pretty - our winter doesn't really get going to March and April! We are greatly i need of snow for moisture!

Vicki said...

SO pretty! Our snow has melted and we are glad to see it go for now. I saw where we both posted the same commercial as a favorite. Isn't that something? Loved it and every time I see it I could cry also.