It's been a mostly chilly and often rainy day here today. I set of to walk to the local shops between showers, but immediately wished I had picked up my umbrella. Despite the damp conditions the roadside Daffodils made me smile.
Immediately my mood improved and I had to stop and capture their cheeriness. There are so many different sorts aren't there. I loved the contrasting colours and frilly trumpets of this variety.
A little further down the road it was the perfusion of blossom that caught my eye.
The florist had a lovely display of spring flowers and the streets felt welcoming and springlike despite the weather.
When I came out of the shops the sun was even shining a little and the Daffodils by the church glowed.
I loved the mini Daffodils outside the shops.
the under-planting with blue pansies looked so effective.
I like to stick mostly with the miniature variety as they don't look so messy when they have finished flowering.
I do love these flower pins sold in aid of a very worth cause.
Indoors there was more Daffodil cheeriness to make me smile.
A local walk to the shops could have been so very uninspiring, but thanks to these spring beauties it turned into the highlight of my day.
I'll finish this post with my favourite ode to this special flower......
She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne,