Thursday, April 03, 2008

My First Daffodil

My First Daffodil

Well I have been waiting a couple of months for this one. Finally, yesterday, one of the Daffodils at work bloomed. Later in the day I found a couple of more blooming but this is the first one that I saw. It is a Dwarf Daffodil, only about 3-4 inches tall. I had to lie down on the adjacent granite walk to get this picture. There are several hundred Dwarf Daffodils in the garden, probably about 25 different cultivars. I love them all and think their smaller stature makes them interesting. I plan on doing a lot of Daffodil and Narcissus photography this spring and this was just a teaser. I got the picture below from a group of King Alfred Daffs that are just starting to bloom.

I want to thank everyone who has been visiting. It is a wonderful experience to share my botanical adventures with all of you. I don’t always get to respond to comments that readers leave here but I always read them and appreciate them. I noticed that I have been getting a lot of visits from the country of India but not too many comments. Come on people, speak up as I am very interested in your gardening culture, well, your culture in general. If you know of any interesting Indian gardening links I would love to check them out. No matter where you are from I am glad you could visit. Now that the season has started in earnest I haven’t had time to visit my favorite blogs or find new ones.

Its time to start getting the Rose Garden straightened out today. I seem to have minimized losses by putting a 1.5 foot layer of leaves on top of them. That is addition to the rose guards around the bases. I won’t be able to tell until I finish removing the leaves.


photowannabe said...

Daffies are one of my favorite flowers. They just make me feel good.
Great captures.

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful flower, I love to see them signaling spring is on it's way.

Unknown said...

Sorry, my last comment didn't post properly. These are beautiful, a great start of Spring. The first one looks like it has just noticed you and is turning to look! :)


David Webb: Pictures of Nature

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Daffs make me feel good too. I can't tell the joy this little flower brought to me.

Nice to see you around again, David.

Indrani said...

I am Indrani from Bangalore, India.
I have been visiting your site very often. You have a very interesting profession and a beautiful site.

I click pictures of many flowers but i am ignorant of their common names and scientific names. I get to learn a lot from your site. My two daughters are WOW for your site and pictures.

I welcome you to visit my sites as and when time permits you.


i beati said...

All the above photos are stunning beyond belief and take me to a very special place. sandy

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks everyone. I am sooooooo happy it is spring.