Saturday, 18 March 2017

Daffodil Delight

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.

 And outside the primary school the railings have planters on top. Such a great idea to bring these tiny scented narsissi up to nose height.

 Back home it my own garden the only flowers are yellow. Primroses, Forsythia and of course, Daffodils.

I like to stick mostly with the miniature variety as they don't look so messy when they have finished flowering.

 I love Daffodil season and having the time to really notice all the lovely displays around our village today was such a treat. And, completely by coincidence, I was dressed to co-ordinate :0)

 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.” 

Jacquie x


  1. Hi Jacquie,

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post because there aren't many things I love more than flowers. :) All your pictures are so pretty! I live in the southeast in the U.S., and most of our daffodils here have already bloomed out. I just saw the miniature daffodils for the first time this year; they really are charming.

    I've been reading your blog for a while, but this is the first time I've left a comment. I visited Great Britain with my husband back in 1999 and loved it. We would like to visit again someday -- so many things yet to see. :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Beautiful blooms, I especially love the white ones with orange centres, so striking. Love seeing that florist's shop as well, it's always so pretty. Your garden is looking beautifully neat by the way! Hope you have a good Sunday Jacquie. CJ xx

  3. Such a delightful post, Jacquie! I love daffodils; there is no prettier and more cheerful sight than daffodils after a long colourless winter. xx

  4. I enjoyed seeing all the different varieties of daffodils in this post. I have tried to add some different colors in my yard. I'm so glad that winter is over! It was a bad one here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Doffodils are my favourite thing about spring xxx Thanks for such a bright and cheery post.

  6. Daffodils are such cheery flowers and I think they look like like patches of sunshine even on dull days. Your garden looks very pretty and the lawn looks so healthy. I like the combination of the daffodils and blue pansys, they make such a pretty picture with the church in the background.

  7. Lovely post with a great reminder that Spring is coming. That's what I love about daffodils, their appearance just before Spring arrives in it's fullness.

  8. Who doesn't love daffodils♥ We rarely see daffodils here on the Gold Coast (Oz) however once a year we have Cancer Council Daffodil Day where we are able to purchase these gorgeous flowers and also help to support the Cancer Council. A wonderful and cheery post with amazing photos:) Thank you Jacquie:) Linda

  9. What lovely photos and I do like Milne, too. Happy Spring!

  10. Thank you for sharing all the cheery flowers!

  11. Daffodils, I love them so! Sadly ours are spent for another year, they never last long enough for me. Enjoy!


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