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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ABC Wednesday: D is for Daffodil

Definitely the earliest I've seen daffodils bloom in my neck of the woods.

Dreamy possibly dumb daffodils having a dalliance with winter in 2012.
Daffodils in my part of North Carolina frequently court disaster with a few early blooms in late February but early February is without a doubt reckless.
There are only a few blooming in my yard (the ones above are from neighbors and the ones below are all from my yard) but even the buds are too far along for daffodils this time of the year.
The shots above were all taken of daffodils this February 2012. The shots below are from my archives and they were taken of the daffodils in my yard in March of 2009.
Looking back through my archives we had at least a little snow in March for several years in a row but 2009 was the only one that was deep enough to weigh down the daffodils to the point they didn't bound back up. Even when the snow melted the daffodils were droopy that year.
This has been such a mild winter that the daffodils may end up being alright even though they are so far ahead of schedule.
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Judy said...

Wow, I can't believe your have daffodils blooming already.

jane said...

Lovely pictures - daffodils certainly are the heralds of Spring - we only have a few green spikes pushing through as yet - the snowdrops are out though - have a good week - Jane UK

Penelope Notes said...

Your daffy-dills are far more advanced than the ones in my yard.:) Right now we have little green spikes forming in the garden and snowdrops. Hope none of our flowers are surprised by a late snowfall. A cluster of daffodils sitting in the snow does make for a pretty picture, though.

Meryl said...

I LOVE daffodils! It means spring is just around the corner. Our problem, though is that our winter has been so mild, with sprinklings of winter that the trees and flowers, I fear, are in real trouble this year. I can't imagine it remaining mild... Still lovely photos and daffodils just make me smile. Thanks.

Jane and Chris said...

I'm happy to see daffodils regardless of the month!
Jane x

Roger Owen Green said...

These are delightful daffodils.

I am terrified of our weather- only 14 inches of snow all season

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Wow! This IS early for Daffodils and I sure hope they won't Droop again, even if you Do get some Disastrous weather!

abcw team

Jane Hards Photography said...

Love daffodils, a sign that spring is springing, but in the snowy Winter. How beautifully strange.

Annie said...

I love your photos. But it's just too early! A daffy winter so far, for sure. I still think we will get some snow but I might be wrong!

photowannabe said...

Now that's really crazy. Daffodils already!
We aare having such a mild winter here in Northern California too.
Some of the flowering plum trees are already in full bloom.

Reader Wil said...

Once we had the same. My tulips were in full bloom in March, and then came the snow. It was however strange that some flowers survived.
Great post Carver!
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

Barbara said...

Very early for daffodils, no sign of mine yet.

Hildred said...

Perfect for a spring time pick-me-up. I am just scraping away bits of icy snow to see if there are any bulbs planted in this new to us garden.

Wanda said...

How very pretty. I love that you can post "large" pictures as they looks so real. Lovely photography.

Granny Smith said...

It's difficult to predict weather this year - or perhaps any year. Our daffodils are just poking shoots above ground, whatever that portends here on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. Your pictures are lovely!

ChrisJ said...

I love daffodils. We can't grow them because the rabbits get them. So I buy a bunch almost every week from the store. They only cost about $3.00. Then I put them out on the picnic table where they can be see all the time from the kitchen/dining area. If I choose the ones that are still in bud, they often last almost two weeks.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I fear for our daffodils in Oklahoma also. They are sprouting up all over the place.

Unknown said...

Now that daffodil is heare then a crocus, im sure spring will be here soon i hope.

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, I can't believe you have daffodils already! Based on history though, they may be in for a bit of a shock.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, my gosh! Spring fever. A mild winter here, too. If I had anything planted it would be trying to work its way up now. These are beautiful.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful daffodils!

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful and delicate flower!
Wonderful pictures!

Hazel said...

So bright and yet so cold. That's exactly what I thought when I saw these lovely daffodils; and the same thing I felt while out for a morning walk in East Yorkshire. They were daffodils too and it was also spring. Your flowers gave me nostalgia today.

Sallie ( said...

Oh my gosh Carver, they are just beautiful but yeah, too early!! Daffys are my favorite flower and, that is the one thing I don't like about Florida, we don't get any of the "real" Spring flowers. (Yeah, no winter, no spring!).

(In Oregon, sometimes a hard rainstorm would knock their little heads off just as they bloomed... I hated that!)

Ramakrishnan said...

I am reminded of the poem "Daffodils"(1804) by William Wordsworth.I am reproducing the first stanza which is lovely:
I Wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze -Unquote

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Beautiful shots of these lovely blooms, Carver. Amazing to see them flowering amongst the snow!

You may also like to link up with Floral Friday Fotos when you are posting flower photos.

Melanie said...

Our daffodils aren't coming up yet (atleast I haven't noticed them), but we are having a very mild winter, too. Neat comparison to last year!

Dhemz said...

oh, daffodils!

Dias Spot said...

I miss my daffodils already...I can't wait for them to bloom!

Mrs.D said...

lovely daffodils....:)

Indrani said...

I am reminded of the ones I saw last year.

LadyFi said...

Daffodils -- already? Hope they survive. They do look lovely against the snow.

EG CameraGirl said...

Incredible that you have daffodils already!


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