Monday, March 15, 2010

Daring Daffodil

The first daffodil.. (Click picture to enlarge) Posted by Picasa

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty."
~ William Shakespeare

In this neck of the woods the weather has morphed from winter into summer... at least for the last couple of weeks. We have had several days in the mid to upper 70's along with rain and just a bit of wind. Beware the ides of March, however... today it is cold with the high only around 49 and with more wind, I think it is the back side of that Nor'easter. My crocus have never come up, but the daffodil have been peeking through the ground since Christmas and began to bud back in February when we had all our snow. Now, they are opening, a full two weeks earlier than I expected and just in time for more freezing night temperatures. Ah... Spring in the mid-Atlantic... never a dull moment. Now we wait to see if what we planted in the fall takes hold for the spring. Can you say... anticipation?

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Beverly said...

I was just thinking aboutg you today.  Our weather here is sunny (finally) but cool.  I need to enjoy it while I can.  Summer will come all too soon.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo!! We have a few daffs up, but mine don't get full sun, so others in the city are further along.

kenju said...

Sorry, that was me!

Carmi said...

I love the color and texture of this gorgeous flower. It's just slightly muted, and it makes me wonder if the winter that was has caused changes in what's sprouting from the ground now.

Come to think of it, we didn't get our crocuses this year, either. Odd!

Karen said...

Lovely. Daffodils are such happy flowers.  Our azaleas are beautiful this year, oddly enough.  We have a brief cold snap now, after true spring weather, and the good weather should be back in a couple of days.