Dancing with the Daffodils

posted by Sharon March 19, 2013 22 Comments
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After the snow melts, the daffodils pop up and wave in the wind and then — spring arrives! This weekend we drove to the mountains to see these bright messengers. They dot the hills with cheer.

They grow along fences.

They soften the barbed wire put up by ranchers.They aren’t too shy to claim a patch of earth right next to thick pine tree trunks that will outlive them by years.

Often in clumps, the blooms herald the end of winter’s bareness, the beginning of a season of brilliant color.

You can almost imagine these daffodils singing in a choir, formed in rows, filling life with music.

Wordsworth appreciated these flowers. He also wrote:  “A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze . . . . ”

When we are in a winter of waiting, nothing is so welcome as when the color breaks through. Whether it feels like we’re up against the sting of barbed wire or alone in a dark place, we can remember that cheer is ready to break through.

Daffodil season is so short but so bright. I’m thankful we got to enjoy their sunshine this year.

How about you? Are you longing for spring? Are you ready for the early dots and clumps of color?

Wishing you a week of cheer this first week of spring!

Linking up with Little Things Thursday, Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesdays,Tuesday Muse, and Communal Global.

Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s textures Daisy, Back In, 1412, and Happy Heart; the theme this week at Texture Tuesdays is “wise words.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

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Kimberly March 19, 2013 at 4:55 am

Love the sunshine and joy that daffodils bring.

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Jenn March 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

Oh gosh…when will I able to see real daffodils? The yellow ones are so pretty!

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Anne Payne March 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

Daffodils bring so much sunshine and joy on dark days. The white and yellow are my favorites.

Thank you for these words: “When we are in a winter of waiting, nothing is so welcome as when the color breaks through. Whether it feels like we’re up against the sting of barbed wire or alone in a dark place, we can remember that cheer is ready to break through.”

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Pieni lintu March 19, 2013 at 8:58 am

Lovely photos!!! We still have snow so I bought daffodils from shop yesterday. 🙂

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Nina March 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

Beutiful 🙂 Great weather You’ve got there 🙂

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Janine March 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

Your photos brought a little sunshine to a gray day. Beautiful.

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Barbara March 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

Oh… what a beautiful set, they make my heart sing!

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Denise March 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

Daffodils are such a bright and happy flower. I only have a few and they are the lighter colored variety. I much prefer the pop of yellow.

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Nancy March 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

My tulips are coming up, but the daffs are being slow. Lovely images! Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesday Muse. xo

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Molly March 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Yes! my favourite spring flowers ever… we are still waiting for ours to bloom

Mollyxxx

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Desktop Dreams~ Viv Halliwell March 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Nothing is as cheering as Daffodils so happy and so cheery….

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Carol March 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Love, love, love all the daffodils.

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Gracie March 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Beautiful series of spring photos. I am so ready for Spring, but it hasn’t arrived yet, as a matter of fact, it’s been snowing all morning here 🙁

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Stephanie March 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

You can’t help but feel happy with these beautiful daffodils. The colors are lovely.

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Sherry Galey March 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Wow! A bounty of daffodils. Sweet and happy and perky. I love the fifth one down especially well. Love the fence texture in it.

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kim March 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I love daffies! They are so cheerful during the last days of winter. I’m still waiting for mine to come out. I have a narcissus variety that takes forever to appear…usually April.

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Barbara Hurst March 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Beautiful quote for the daffs, I love all the different ones you photographed.

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deanna1043 March 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

Oh I am waiting rather impatiently to welcome the golden flowers you displayed here so beautifully!!

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Elena March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I love flower shots! These are beautiful!

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Rosie Grey March 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

How beautiful – just perfect to look at while I’m waiting for spring to arrive!

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Brea March 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The appearance of daffodils does lift the spirits! God is so good to give us such lovely things to enjoy.

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Ok So Far March 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Yes! A choir of daffodils! I’m hearing “In the Golden Afternoon” sung by the flowers in Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”! Beautiful photos. Thank you for the beautiful reminder as well.

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