Friday, April 2, 2010

Flowers on Friday ... Daffodils!

Spring has finally, officially arrived ... and the daffodils this year are glorious.  Sadly, the unseasonably warm temperatures we have now will shorten their bloom time considerably.  It's wonderful to work outside in shirt sleeves, but depressing to watch the heat turn the flowers all crispy.

When we bought this house in 2002, the only flowers on the whole property were the daffodils planted along the outside of our fence by the road.  I have supplemented these with bulbs that I bought (and ones that I rescued), and the show is pretty spectacular.

I'm sure the people in the cars passing by yesterday morning were entertained ... as I was all over the ground with my camera, trying to get just the right angle for each photo.

I knew that I had to get out there with my camera early, before the crisping process got under way later in the day.  Fortunately, daffodils look their best on camera with the sun is blazing.  I didn't have to wait for a diffused, more complementary light ... because daffs look good in any light.

Happy Daffodil Season, Everyone!

(written by Hartwood Roses.  Hartwood Roses blog)


  1. Beautiful photos! I'm sure folks thought it was funny too the other day as I was all over the ground taking pics of daffodils at my parents old house!

    Kat :)

  2. Wow! You have so many...when we moved in to our house almost five years ago, there were NO flowers planted anywhere! My tulips and daffodils haven't gotten to the point yours have, but you give me hope. They're just so beautiful.

  3. Just gorgeous! I know my neighbors think I'm nuts running around with a camera in my yard. lol.

  4. Your daffodils & your photos of them are lovely! Happy Easter!

  5. Wonderful Blooms! Paula in Idaho

  6. I can empathize about getting good flower shots! :) Your daffodils are beautiful! I love their cheerfulness. It's been so windy here that I wondered if the daffs would be battered, but they don't seem to mind the breezes. :) ~~Rhonda

  7. You have done a wonderful job capturing the daffodils' beauty. Gorgeous.

  8. it stinks that for us to be happy...the blooms have to fade faster...they are gorgeous!
    thanks for linking in this week...sorry it took so long for me to get here!


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