Daffodils 2014

After a couple of weeks of very moderate-to-warm weather, on March 18 some of my bulbs very coming up . . . just in time for the snow.

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Those are my Daffodils, all ready to go, but snow and ice on the ground.

By April 9, the shrub outside my office was waking up from Winter Sleep.

Plant Macros, Daffodils, Plant Macros, Daffodils, Plant Macros, Daffodils,

But the Daffodils were getting hammered by overnight hard freezes, and were not looking very good.

Plant Macros, Daffodils,

That does not do it justice; the flower was struggling . . . like this.

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The ones that had not opened yet were doing better.

Plant Macros, Daffodils,

By the 11th of April, there were improvements. The shrub continued to do well . . . 

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. . . and the Daffodils were also doing better.

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I like this next shot, from the back . . . 

Plant Macros, Daffodils,

The next day, even better . . . 

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I even had me the first bug of the year . . . 

Plant Macros, Daffodils, Plant Macros, Daffodils,

Most of all, the white Daffodils were coming up . . . we had bought a mix, but the ones that came up early had all been yellow.

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. . . and I still like the back shot . . . 

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The shrub? Going strong.

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And then, April 13 . . . snow.

Bug, Daffodils, Bug, Daffodils,

Also, my second bug . . . this time in the house. I employed my Specialized Bug Transport Container (a yellow plastic glass), and moved it outside. It was cold, so I doubt it was happy, but the alternative was death.

Bug, Daffodils, Bug, Daffodils, Bug, Daffodils,

Next day, April 14, even more snow . . . 

Ice sculptures,

In fact, there were a number of snow days . . . until the 22nd of April. 

Daffodils, Daffodils, Daffodils, Daffodils,

Yes, there were still plenty of yellow Daffodils.


Here; I’ll show a mix . . . 

Daffodils, Daffodils, Daffodils,

The tulips are coming up and a few are flowering, but it looks like they were hurt by the frost. I’ll wait for the next batch before snapping a few photographs.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.

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13 Responses to Daffodils 2014

  1. alifemoment says:

    Nature’s power, Spring with snow :)


  2. Love the first signs of spring. We had frost this morning but for the most part I think spring has sprung.


  3. oneowner says:

    Ya gotta love Daffodils. They’re so eager and cheerful, especially after a crappy past 5 months (at least here). And they make terrific subject matter. My goal is to plant more in the fall.
    I wrote about the bugs before, so if you’ve read this, feel free to not read it. I used to capture bugs in the house, put them in the refrigerator to put them to sleep and take them out and pose them on flowers and plants. I liked this technique because I could control the placement and background for the shots. I doubt if the bugs liked it. Although, I never heard one complain.


    • disperser says:

      Depending how these do, we’ll be planting more Daffodils, and other early spring flowers.

      Never read the stuff about bugs in the fridge . . . however, are we talking freezing or putting to sleep as in slumber? How long do they remain ‘willing’ subjects?


      • oneowner says:

        Freezing will kill most bugs so I just put them in the refrigerator. The get pretty docile in a few hours and then we take them outside. If it’s a warm day you have to work fast because they’ll acclimate quickly.


  4. We got snow all last week, but that is kind of normal. Now I am crossing my fingers there will be some flowers soon. It is not enough just seeing yours, even if they are nice.


  5. AnnMarie says:

    First, your “Freefall” doodle is, naturally, quite appropriate for this post. And second, all beautiful shots of the flowers, even the downtrodden ones. Interesting tidbit about the ‘sleeping’ bugs . . .


    • disperser says:

      The matchup of doodles and post contents is often fortuitous, but unplanned. I am following the SmugMug order, but have hit on a number that have been appropriate for the posts.

      Considering they are abstracts, and I made up the name, perhaps it’s not surprising.


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