December 28, 2010

Dreaming of Spring Blooms


We’re in the final stretch of 2010! Can you believe it? Christmas is now history and many folks here in the U.S. are already sick of cold winter weather and snow. We’ve had four snowfalls so far in our neck of the east Tennessee woods, which is about double what we can usually expect in a whole season. So we’re already dreaming about springtime!

Last spring was the first in about 30 years that I was without daffodils blooming outside my windows. As you may recall, we lived in a cheerless rental duplex unit while we were building our new Grey Havens cottage. So I was quite determined that we would be resuming our annual love affair with “daffies”. When we returned from our polar bear trip, we bought the remaining few sets of assorted daffodil bulbs at our Lowes store. And last week we finally got them all planted! Now the bulbs will settle in and do their magic in a couple of months.

Grow babies, grow!


  1. So exciting! When those flowers bloom... Oh, the joy!! They speak of the new season in the most magnificent way!
    Blessings to you!

  2. You'd think Spring was here with all the cleaning and tossing I'm doing LOL

    I'd feel better if the snow would melt hahaha!

  3. I'm sitting here typing and sneezing at the same time!!Hahaaaa...sick of this weather! 30's then 70's....
    Bet those bulbs are already growing!!

  4. I'm right there with you dreaming about spring time. The worst part is that winter has only just officially started and it feels like it has been here forever already. It's going to be a long winter

  5. I love daffodils and, would you believe, I forget to plant them in the fall every year? I need to be sure I do that next year.

  6. I love daffodils, they make me smile and know that spring is coming soon. I'm so ready for spring- maybe I should start my countdown on my blog again!

  7. Ah, that sounds lovely. I love the daffodils in the Spring, in NYC or Australia. Would you believe I am supposed to be in NYC in the Spring. To help when baby no 2 arrives. Can't wait!

  8. Ooooohhh dem daffys will be so pitttty!

  9. It is hard to imagine planting bulbs now..our ground is still froze up here for a couple months yet. what a joy it is tho to see them first come up! I will wander downstairs and see how my plants are fairing under the grow lights...sigh...what a long winter it is .. one promise of Spring tho!!,..seed catologs to look at..arriving yesterday!


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