Wild Color

posted by Sharon March 18, 2014 24 Comments
Julian daffodils

What types of wildflowers grow where you live? We’re seeing yellows and oranges and purples pop up along the roadsides and in fields around here. The cultivated gardens can be lovely, but there’s something uplifting about the blooms that grow untended. Flowers that spring out without anything besides sun, rain, snow. It’s like God scattered the seeds and sent water and warmth and–voila!–flowers dot the ground.

We drove to the mountains this weekend in search of wild daffodils. They grow against barbed wire, tree trunks, dilapidated fencing. Aren’t they cheery?

They look out at the world and seem to be taking it all in–the spring greens and no more snow. The world is waking up to new life.

How about you? What are you seeing pop out to welcome a new season?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s textures Appreciate and Daisy. The theme at Texture Tuesday is Color.

 

 

 

 

 

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24 Comments

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Earl March 18, 2014 at 5:05 am

What a beautiful reminder that Spring will be here, too, some day. Lovely photos.

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prairiejill March 18, 2014 at 5:10 am

Gorgeous! How nice to have these beautiful flowers growing wild.

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Carmel March 18, 2014 at 6:17 am

Fantastic images of Spring colours.

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Uwe / "you-wee" March 18, 2014 at 7:45 am

How did our German daffodils (Osterglocken / Narzissen) come to California, Sharon???

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You could have taken exactly the same photos here in Germany as well!
I think that’s what we call springtime!

Uwe.

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Pieni Lintu March 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

Looks so beautiful!!! <3

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mscarletti March 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

I love roadside flowers. Always a welcome surprise when I see them!

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Donna March 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

Delightful daffodils! My favorite picture is the one with the barbed fence – I love how the rusty metal fence poles lead my eye down the path – making me want to see what’s just around the bend. These are my favorite types of images – country roads.

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dalettre March 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

Around here, the pop up in the most random places, which I love! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin March 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

Oh I cannot wait!!! I see more grass each day (well, dead grass) so soon, I hope.

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abrianna March 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I did not know daffodils were wild. Nice cheerful yellow.

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Mama Zen March 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I’m so envious! We don’t have much of anything yet.

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Jeanne stone March 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Pretty exciting to see this early sign of spring! Lovely shots of the daffodils!

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Pat March 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Lovely calling card of Spring.

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Peabea March 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Those are always so pretty and add such color to Spring, and I don’t have any. I always think I’ll plant some and then never do. Enjoyed looking at yours. Spring is almost here. yay; now just hope the weather cooperates. ๐Ÿ™‚

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lynn cockrell March 19, 2014 at 1:56 am

The daffodils are popping up all over the place here too. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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cathy @ ma vie trouvee March 19, 2014 at 8:13 am

a sure sign spring is coming – we do not have any change of season in Singapore. I miss this. lovely photos!

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kim March 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

We have been seeing little patches of daffodils in strange places and knowing they are bulbs I always wonder how they got in those spots! I so enjoy them!

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Barbara March 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

We have the same daffodils here in Italy!

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Ramona March 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Daffodils are such happy flowers! ^^

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Betty Manousos March 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

so lovely! what a pleasure it is to see your beautiful spring flowers! wow, daffodils! one of my favorite things about the spring season is flowers. love your photos!

happy wednesday~

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Barb Brookbank March 20, 2014 at 2:52 am

Wild daffodils are simply a dream for me… these are incredible!

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Molly March 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I always think they are like little heads of sunshine bringing hope of more warmer weather

Mollyxxx

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Buckeroomama March 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Oh, these are pretty!

I did manage to capture some today,,, though nothing as bright and cheery as these yellow ones here.

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Thoughts from the Desktop March 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

I so love Daffodils their pretty heads bobbing in the breeze ..

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