Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spring Flowers, Snow Showers

Spring is my favorite time of the year, and one of my favorite things about it is how the bulb-flowers which have been dormant, below the surface of the ground all winter, pop their heads up and bloom....when almost everything else still looks "dead". Daffodils are one of the first to "smile" at me each year... And I LOVE them!

Just a few days ago I took these pictures of the first spring daffodils. I have a small grouping that are minatures and many more scattered around the yard that are full sized The ones above are the minatures. The little purple flower is a crocus, commonly one of the very first flowers to bloom in the spring time.

Then...for a couple days, I've known snow was on the way, and sure enough it was here when I woke up this morning. Now, I am NOT a lover of snow, although it's not so bad if I don't have to go out in it. BUT when it snows on top of my flowers...well that is not a happy thing at all.

These are the full sized daffodils growing on one side of my house.

Poor things!

This is the garden right in front of my house. We put it there because a long time ago we had to chop down a huge oak tree and needed to disguise the mess it's trunk left. You can see both the daffodil and iris leaves coming up. These haven't bloomed yet.

This is looking out from the house towards the yard (and "woods"). There is a very small creek that defines the yard. (We mow the yard, but stop at the creek, where the "woods" begin.)

The good thing about this snow is that it was much less than the first forecast I heard of 8-12 inches. That's a pretty rare occurance here in Missouri, and I prefer to keep it that way...RARE.


Me said...

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils


Neema! said...

Spring is always beautiful.:-) And yeah..I am a Coimbatorian..I stumbled upon Sandhya's blog one fine day....... and that's how I came across yours.Well, I would have loved to be a part of that wedding too.......too bad..I couldnt! :-)