Celebrating Daffodils

Recently friends have been talking about their daffodils bursting up in bloom. I felt just a little jealous because mine hadn’t appeared yet. I even thought maybe some critter had eaten the bulbs (the tulips I once had disappeared that way). Yesterday, after another streak of unseasonably warm weather (sorry, friends with more snow) we had a chilly day, temperatures dropping in anticipation of a last stand from winter. But it was brilliantly sunny all day. And my daffodils bloomed!

Here I share the poem I wrote (April, 2013) celebrating these flowers I love:


Daffodils poke through the brown,

Frilly little cups serving sunshine and spring.


Even if we have a little cold weather after they appear, we know spring will surely come once we see daffodils.

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13 Responses to Celebrating Daffodils

  1. Maria says:

    I always celebrate spring flowers. They are at the top of my list of celebrations I can see that spring is here and warmer weather is around the corner.

  2. arjeha says:

    Our daffodils are wearing a coat of white today. Hope they are warm enough.

  3. lindabaie says:

    I know you saw my “one” daffodil. I was very excited, so know you must have been too with that “crowd”, the “frilly little cups”. I do love looking at flowers, am amazed at the intricacies of their uniqueness. Happy weekend Diane!

  4. oh im so jealous i want some spring flowers to come up in my yard!!

  5. elsie says:

    Daffodils do announce that spring is right around the corner. I see them in yards here. They never fail to make me smile.

  6. Daffodils – I call them all buttercups even though I know there are differences – are a true joy when they appear to remind us that “Lo, the winter is past…” Or at least “going.” They are one of my favorite flowers even though I am allergic to them. I am glad yours have popped up! Your writing about them made me smile.

  7. I share your love of daffodils. In a home I lived in years ago, I planted hundreds of bulbs and the spring was a blaze of buttery yellow during one week in March or April….I never knew when, but loved that week.

  8. Leigh Anne says:

    Yes, we are seeing them down here too, but we are having a bit of a cold snap. Hope it doesn’t do any damage!

  9. travelinma says:

    I am one of those you apologized to. I am sitting in my bedroom with layers including a vest, scarf and winter hat. It is last I knew 22 below with the windchill. I bet it is even colder in the dark of night. Your photo of sweet yellow blooms give me hope that in a month or so, life around here witll be different.

  10. cvarsalona says:

    Diane, I love daffodils but there will none this month. Snow came again yesterday and will more than likely return on Tuesday so I lingered over your poem and image. Would you like to offer this combination for my spring gallery of artistic expressions after I design the winter one?

  11. Ramona says:

    I love daffodils. Still waiting for ours to show up. I still remember how some bobbed their head above the snow one year in OK when I was growing up.

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