Tuesday, February 08, 2011

What did I tell you?

First signs of Spring two days ago.

Today - my very own daffodils. Actully I didn't plant them deep enough so they were falling over but who cares - you don't have to be Constance Spry to make the first daffodils look enchanting.

Webster was much posessed by death
And saw the skull beneath the skin
Daffodil bulbs instead of balls
Stared from the sockets of the eyes.
T.S. Eliot 1888-1965
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26 comments:

kenju said...

WOW! I can't believe you have them so early. Mine are just now about 4" tall.

Queenie said...

Wow indeed! We have snowdrops and crocuses, but no daffs as yet.

R. Sherman said...

Ditto Judy's remark. There are snow flurries out my window as a write this.

Cheers.

angryparsnip said...

Lovely !
The fact they are from your garden makes them even better.

cheers, parsnip

john.g. said...

We have a fantastic show of snowdrops this year!

Pat said...

Judy: but yours will stand up in the garden - I'm sure:)

Queenie> the less said about snowdrops the better!

Randall: one can have too much of a good thing. I hope we're done with snow. Just ordered 'The Innocent Man'.

Parsnip: yes I feel as if I've given birth;)

John.G: Rotter! You know I can't grow snowdrops!

Ponita in Real Life said...

I am envious. It is -18 here... *sigh*

Guyana-Gyal said...

The first time I saw daffodils, I stared and stared. I couldn't believe how beautiful they were.

Poor Webster, he must've passed by seawall, that's what.

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Pat. I think you must be at least a fortnight ahead of us east anglians (weatherwise, I mean). Those flowers look lovely. Spring is on its way !!!!
Warm regards, Mike and Ann.

Leigh Russell said...

It was beginning to feel a little spring like here - now cold again. But the days are getting longer. Spring can't be far away.

Pat said...

Ponita: I think you have to be tough to live in a lovely country like Canada. Hopefully you don't get the gray turgid days we have too many of.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Pat, we have tons of sunshine here. It is the one thing that makes the winters livable here... dazzlingly brilliant sun with crystal clear blue skies. Just don't go outside!! ;-)

The Unbearable Banishment said...

It's enough to give you hope, isn't it? I saw a small shoot peek up through the dirt the other day.

Maggie said...

Oh, look Spring is sprung. How simply magic.

lom said...

yea, it's about time, winter has been too long.

Kim Ayres said...

You always get spring about 4-6 weeks before us here. It is the one thing I miss about Devon

Eryl said...

How grand to have your own garden flowers in a vase. I bought narcissus bulbs and alliums but didn't get round to planting them, such a fool!

Pat said...

GG; were the daffs in the ground or in a vase? I'm lost - who is Webster?

Mike and Ann: my stepdaughter - in Norfolk, assured me she sat in the garden for an hour and a half listening to the birds the other day and she could hear the grass growing.

Leigh: it has to come:)

UB:It;s great having seasons isn't it?

Maggie ; and it happens every year:)

LOM: soon be over now:)

Kim: but then do you get a longer summer?

ERyl: I'd be tempted to plant them any way. They'll come up sometime surely.

Mary Witzl said...

Oh, I am SO envious! Ours are just tiny green sprouts and they thrill me every time I see them. And my primroses still look blighted, though they're obviously rallying.

I love the thought of daffodil bulbs staring from the sockets of my eyes -- once I'm finished with my eyes, of course.

Pat said...

Mary:makes a change from Wordsworth:)

Kim Ayres said...

No, Autumn arrives here about 4 to 6 weeks earlier too :(

Pat said...

Kim: so when are you moving south?

Scarlet Blue said...

They are brave flowers!
Sx

Kim Ayres said...

I couldn't face living back in the South again because of the sheer number of people. I think if I was to head south, it would be much further - France, Spain, Mediterranean.

Unfortunately in that sense, Maggie is a Scottish lass, and the calling of the land is too strong for her.

We've talked before about the fact that while I'm fairly certain I come from gypsy stock - certainly journeymen - Maggie comes from farmers.

With a lottery win, my ideal would be travelling the world, whereas Maggie's ideal would be having a small holding.

Fortunately we don't do the lottery :)

Pat said...

Scarlet: not as brave as the ones up north:)

Kim: I think I probably knew all that. Worth a try though:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How wonderful that there are these positive signs of Spring, dear Pat...It must truly Cheer you and your dear MTL, a lot! I know it would definitely cheer me!