A Day with the Daffodils

posted by Sharon March 24, 2015 28 Comments
Julian Daffodils

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away . . .
It’s a beautiful day.
                                   U2

What says spring better than wild daffodils popping up on hillsides, waving their happy faces? In the mountains near my home, pine trees stand guard over cheery groups of daffodils. Residents of the Julian area planted hundreds of bulbs through the years, ensuring a riot of color each spring. You can drive back roads in search of blooms shooting up through the ground willy nilly.

They grow right alongside barbed wire fences. You think, “I see. No matter how sharp and hurtful life is, the barb can’t extinguish delicate beauty, color, and wonder.”

I ended my day with a visit to the town hall, where a show of cultivated daffodils amazed me. I didn’t know all these colors of daffodils existed.

Capturing the these flowers with my camera is my way of savoring the day, of not letting it get away.

Spending a beautiful day in the fresh air with the little daffodils restored my spirits.

So how about you? Have you enjoyed a “beautiful day” lately?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays.The photo of the daffodil festival is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Felicity. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where we choose our own theme song this week; I’ve chosen “A Beautiful Day” by U2.

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28 Comments

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kmcblackburn March 24, 2015 at 1:33 am

Okay, can I tell ya how jealous I am that you have DAFFODILS BLOOMING!!??!! ARGH! Not even close here, yet. But they sure are worth the wait, aren’t they! The harbinger of Spring’s arrival, along with the crocus. Yes, it’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood. Thanks for linking up to Song-ography!

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elizabethfstewart March 24, 2015 at 5:09 am

Is there a happier flower than daffodils? So beautiful!

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sarah March 24, 2015 at 5:40 am

Such loveliness!

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Desirae March 24, 2015 at 8:31 am

I just love daffodils. Unfortuantely I don’t think I have any in my garden, so I will have to put some in for next year. Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin March 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

So so pretty!! I am so ready for flowers and color and a new type of beauty. Send some my way!

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FlowerLady Lorraine March 24, 2015 at 9:13 am

Daffodils are definitely a happy spring bloom. These are all lovely and how wonderful to see them growing in the wild like you do.

Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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Outside The Click March 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

Stunning pictures. Daffodils are one of my most favourite flowers.

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Sarah C March 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

So, so pretty. I love the light shining through the petals. xx

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Beverly March 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The daffodils in the wild are just beautiful!! I especially love the ones on the hillside, and all the special varieties.

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Roxanne March 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I just love daffodils!! Beautiful shots!!

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kim March 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Such pretty varieties. I’m still waiting on my late bloomers.

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June March 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Such lovely captures, Sharon! I would love to spend the day in the company of daffodils!

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Evelyn in Oregon March 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm

When I see naturalized daffodils, it makes me want to do the same! I’m sure there are roadside areas in the country around here where I could plant a few bulbs. 😉 As for my own daffodils, only a couple are blooming right now but the others are not far behind. The same with tulips—we just need a little more sun to tip the scales.

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Dotti March 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I love all the different varieties of daffodils and jonquils! They do have such happy faces and you’ve captured them at their best. We have such a profusion of daffodils and jonquils in our yard right now that my heart is filled with the joy of it.

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donnamilburn March 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Such happy photos! So nice to see Spring again!

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carolina March 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

soo pretty!!!!

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Lisa @ SLP March 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Sp pretty, I love daffodils… we have some wild ones that run along a fence line of a local farm, swoon. Your post reminded me I need to get out there and see if they are blooming. 🙂

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Adrienne March 24, 2015 at 9:27 pm

It’s a beautiful day here too – but it’s about thirty-five degrees…and still colorless! Those cheerful flowers sure do make one want to sing!

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hrt2art@yahoo.com March 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm

They are definitely harbingers of spring. Beautiful.

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Earl March 25, 2015 at 4:08 am

Beautiful series. They are wonderful Spring flowers. I can’t grow them in my yard . . . the deer eat them as they come up. But, it is nice seeing those in your area.

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Amy March 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

oh very pretty and a most welcome addition to spring 🙂

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Abrianna March 25, 2015 at 5:39 am

I do enjoy the different colors of daffodils and the burgundy sunflowers too.

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cathy March 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

I so enjoyed your photos. I love daffodils – they say spring! We do not have them here in Singapore or tulips – another fav. But lots of exotic flowers to make up for it!

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Barbara March 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

Beautiful daffodils!! And I love that U2 song!!

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Pieni Lintu March 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

Those are so pretty!

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Anne@gritandgiggles March 26, 2015 at 8:41 am

Very pretty and very spring like. I love seeing daffodils. Such a variety and some very nice pictures.

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Kelleyn March 27, 2015 at 6:54 am

Lovely! Happy Spring!

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Molly March 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm

I love Daffodils so much. My front garden is full of them but I want to add more with white petals for next year

mollyxxx

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