a trio of daffodils

Daffodil delight

I came home from work the other day and noticed that the first daffodil had finally flowered in my garden. Living where we do, it takes them a little bit longer to appear and with winter digging its’ heels in, they were perhaps more reticent than usual to say hello. They were right to hesitate…as I look outside this morning, there is a gale force wind blowing and snowflakes are flurrying by the kitchen window.

In any case, daffodils for me are the first real sign of spring…their beautiful, bright pops of yellow hopefullyย  heralding brighter and warmer days to come.ย  And as they bob in the breeze and catch the occasional rays of sunlight,ย  they can’t help but bring a smile to my face, even if it is snowing in April ! Did you know that daffodils turn themselves downwards to protect their pollen and to shelter any obliging insects inside their flowers? I had always thought daffodils were slightly shy, now I know why ๐Ÿ™‚

a cluster of daffodils

daffodils by water

a swathe of daffodils

daffodils in the sunlight

daffodil in the sunlight

a trio of daffodils

Whatever the weather where you are, I hope you are enjoying the Easter break.

Happy Easter !

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