Friday, March 21, 2008
This is my first Daffodil of the 2008 season. I guess it is kind of cheating since it was growing indoors. It was such a bright and happy yellow that I just had to grab a snap of it. I have kept my eye out on the Estate for the first Daff but all there are a few buds so far. I am surprised since there are a lot of early blooming cultivars including ‘February Gold’ (they usually blooms in early March despite its name). The anticipation has been grueling.
“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and takes the winds of March with beauty.”
William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
Another Asian Corsage Orchid from the NY orchid Show. This one was literally glowing. Of all the Orchids I photographed at the show the Cymbidiums seemed to have come out the best. The official name of this Orchid is Cymbidium Sussex Dawn x Via Verde Dawn ‘Citron Alba’.
"Jasmine is sweet, and has many loves."
Thomas Hood, Flowers