Monday, March 31, 2008

First Daffodil Cow in Brentwood, Tennessee

Credits: copyrighted image used by permission
Photographer Ray Sandusky has captured this bucolic image in Brentwood, Tennessee (The Primm Farm).

First Daffodils in Southeastern Michigan

daffs in snow, originally uploaded by haezoo.

Michigan joins the ranks of springdom, sort of. Thanks to the photographer, heather t, who took this image on March 28, 2008 in southeastern Michigan. Says Heather: "We got two inches of snow overnight, but about half of that had melted."

First Daffodils in Toronto, Canada

, originally uploaded by Setoky34.

This gorgeous "butterfly's view" was taken on March 30, 2008, by Toronto photographer Setoky34.

First Daffodils in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

Goose, originally uploaded by HarrietHarriet.

This sweet photo was taken on March 30, 2008. Our feathered friend seems to be enjoying springtime.

First Jogging Daffodils in Thanet, UK

In the Yellow Zone, originally uploaded by Imagesaurus.

These guys are probably not thinking about daffodils and spring. Image was taken on March 2, 2008.

First Daffodils in Pittsburgh

Market Square daffodils, originally uploaded by melissamac.

Daffodils in the city! This might be the first photo we've posted of daffodils on pavement. It's an interesting image of Pittsburgh's Market Square taken on March 22, 2008. (The photographer, melissamac, has also posted some beautiful photos from Washington D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wild daffodils in Dunsford, England

Dunsford, originally uploaded by seadipper.

Click here to view the "large size" of this image, and for a really close view, click here to view the original (high resolution) of this image. It has a bit of everything, and it's a winner. Image taken on March 17, 2008.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Skagit Snow!

Ahh, Spring, originally uploaded by skagitstan. License: creative commons, some rights reserved.

A March 28, 2008 email from the photographer, skagitstan, explains this image: "The pic was taken yesterday morning (27 March) on Lyman Hill, at about 500 feet above the Skagit Valley floor. The snow arrived that night, and melted off by early afternoon. We expect more snow today."

Daffodil Path in Liverpool, England

The Path through the Daffs, originally uploaded by Allan Stodd.

Another beautiful photograph that looks like a painting. This image was taken on March 22, 2008, in Sefton Park, Liverpool.

First Daffodils in Charlottesville, Virginia

Field of color, originally uploaded by bobtravis.

Daffodils are out in Charlottesville! This photo was taken by photographer Bob Travis on March 28, 2008. Here's the story with Charlottesville via an email from Bob: "Daffodils have been up here for about two weeks, now, thanks to some very nice early Spring weather. These were spotted in someone's yard..."

Click through to Bob Travis' flickriver stream for a transforming photographic experience.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mountains and Daffodils in Skagit Valley

Fields of Daffodils, originally uploaded by mountnscenes.

Great contrast with the mountains at the top of the photo and the valley of daffodils in Skagit. This dreamscape was taken on March 21, 2008.

More First Daffodils in Middle Tennessee

We're not sure what these white-tailed deer are eating, but we're pretty sure they're not eating the daffodils. Photo taken on March 12, 2008, by lucycat. Click here for high-resolution version.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cold on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Lus a' Chrom Chinn - that's "daffodil" in Scottish Gaelic, says photographer Gwen Culbertson, who captured this image on March 24, 2008. These daffodils are cold and beautiful in any language on Isle of Skye.

Oh, wow, would we ever like to live there provided we have our Hot Chillys and our hot chocolate.

Windswept Daffodils in Ayr, Scotland

Windswept Daffodils, originally uploaded by trulysomething.

We can actually hear the wind in this lively photo taken on March 24, 2008, at St. John's Tower in Ayr, Scotland.

Studying with the Daffodils in London

We are sure the trees now have leaves on them. This London image was taken by garyinsouthend in St. James Park on March 6, 2008. Seems like eons ago.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

First Daffodoll in Portland, Oregon

, originally uploaded by minklet.

We're captivated by this photo taken on March 18, 2008. You can see a gallery of Blythe photos at photographer minklet's photostream.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First Guardian in Edinburgh, Scotland

guardian, originally uploaded by ed ed.

We know we'd be afraid to get too close. This photo was taken on March 21, 2008. There is "that" one mysterious flower on the ground, did something or someone get past the Guardian?

First Daffodils and Pear Trees in Western North Carolina

Roadside Beauty, originally uploaded by kbsimages.

Lovely. Image taken on March 22, 2008. Spring has come to North Carolina.

First Daffodils in Kilkenny, Ireland

Top o' the daffodils to ya! This photo was taken in Kilkenny, Ireland, on March 24, 2008.

First Daffodils in a Mason Jar

masonstems1476, originally uploaded by freezo39.

This extraordinary photo was taken on March 21, 2008, in the photographer's kitchen in Echo Park, California. Thanks, freezo39!

Monday, March 24, 2008

First Daffodils in Beltsville, Maryland

Colorful eating place, originally uploaded by CS4007.

The Free State has daffodils out! Maryland also has gourmand squirrels (even if "gourmand" is a noun and not an adjective). Image taken on March 24, 2008.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

These Tennessee Daffodils Survived!

Daffodils Under a Blanket of Snow, originally uploaded by Gail S.

Tennessee had a pretty snowstorm in early March. Fortunately, the soon-to-be-pretty daffodils survived. This photo was taken on March 9, 2008.

We wrote to the photographer, Gail S, inquiring about the current weather and the health of these daffodils in Tennessee. Here is the daffodils report from West Tennessee:

We are in West Tennessee, just 50 miles east of Memphis and about 40 miles north of Mississippi. It is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit today and the sun is shining. The daffodils are out and more are coming! It's just lovely. The snow only lasted a day or two. It didn't snow at all in 2007 and only once in 2006 and in 2005. Snow is rare for us here and quite a treat!

Snowy Daffodils in Geneva, Switzerland

Daffs in Snow, originally uploaded by Flutty.

It's the push and pull between winter and spring, this time in Switzerland. Photo taken on March 22, 2008.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Daffodils in the Lake District, England

Grassmere daffs, originally uploaded by matt cattell.

This dreamy Lake District photo was taken on March 21, 2008.

First MiniDaffodils in Vancouver

MiniDaffys, originally uploaded by Canadian Elligirl.

Nice composition with the backdrop of dusty miller, gives the feeling of winter against spring. Image taken on March 21, 2008.

First Daffodils by the River Mersey UK

golden pool, originally uploaded by paddypix.

This luminous photo, taken by Liverpool photographer paddy on March 19, 2008, offers proof that when it comes to daffodils and cameras, creativity is limitless.

Skagit Sunset, Skagit Spring

Spring Has Sprung, originally uploaded by KPieper.

This is a sight for sore eyes, too bad it's not Boston. We've just created a page on for Skagit Valley, Washington. Image taken on March 19, 2008.

First Daffodils in Ulster, Northern Ireland

This dramatic image was taken by Shutterbug (C) on March 19, 2008. Another beautiful example of a photograph that has the "look" of a painting.

First Daffodils in Central New Jersey

daffodilleses, originally uploaded by monmouthdailyphoto.

We wrote yesterday to monmouthdailyphoto about this intriguing March 6, 2008 photo, wondering about its story. Here is what we learned about daffodils in central New Jersey:

"The daffodils didn't actually bloom until yesterday [March 20]--well, ONE daffodil bloomed, and it fell over immediately (before I could get a picture). The rest are still buds.

These particular daffodil leaves are located in our yard in central New Jersey."

First Daffodils in Urbana, Illinois

Spring is here, originally uploaded by funferal.

Pretty daffodil gardens are appearing on porches and in yards around Illinois. Photo taken on March 19, 2008.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Daffodils in Middle Tennessee

Another "cool" rainy day image taken on March 19, 2008, by Lucycat. Rural Middle Tennessee has daffodils, and looks like the snow has melted.

Rainy Day Daffodils

daffs, originally uploaded by Lettuce1.

This photo was taken in Greenwich, South London, on February 12, 2008. This remarkable photo, with the soft fog and muted colors, looks like a museum painting.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

First Daffodils in Skagit Valley, Washington

The daffodils are out in Skagit Valley, Washington.

Check out Rod Brock's Great Northwest blog for more information about daffodils in the Skagit Valley area. He has also added a comment to this post with a link to a bloom update and map. Thanks, Rod!

First Daffodils in Lincolnshire UK

fen03, originally uploaded by Steve Dubois.

Gorgeous lighting on March 19, 2008.

First ducks in Cambridge UK

190308, originally uploaded by librariangirl2008.

(Wish this were Cambridge, Massachusetts). A very nice image. I've been waiting for just the right photo to say Daffy Duck. Image taken on March 19, 2008.

First Daffodils on Sauvie Island, Oregon

, originally uploaded by mfrisco2000.

The daffodils are definitely out in Oregon. Looks like a nice day trip to Sauvie Island. This photo was taken on March 16, 2008.

Boston Flower Show 2008

, originally uploaded by palace of art.

This is the only place you can find daffodils in Boston right now. Wintry mix today and monster snowstorm possible for Monday. This photo was taken on March 16, 2008.

Emily Dickinson's backhanded compliment

I dared not meet the daffodils,
For fear their yellow gown
Would pierce me with a fashion
So foreign to my own.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

I found this poem on Eva's blog - thanks, Eva!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

First Hedgehog in Wake Forest, North Carolina

igelkott, originally uploaded by lv2laugh.

This critter is so cute. Another nice example of daffodils and stone. Image taken on March 15, 2008.

Monday, March 17, 2008

First Daffodils in Nashville, Tennessee

spring-time in tennessee, originally uploaded by johncrain.

Looks like spring is coming to some parts of the US. This pretty image was taken on March 17.

Daffodils HDR in London

Daffodils HDR, originally uploaded by hkfuey97.

Oh, wow. What can we say except HDR. This image taken on March 15, 2008, in London.

Springtime in Horsham UK

Springtime in Horsham, originally uploaded by popinjaykev.

Pretty and green. Photo taken March 14, 2008, in the UK.

The garden in Brighton UK

The garden, originally uploaded by traceybuc63.

We can't resist daffodils and animals, even if the animals are stone. Image taken on March 12, 2008.

Very brave daffodils in Scotland

Very brave daffodils, originally uploaded by Jeannie.H.

Nice capture on Ardmore Point in Scotland. Photo taken March 15, 2008.

Hidden Beauty in Medway UK

Hidden Beauty, originally uploaded by wine buff.

This photograph is pure poetry. Image taken on March 15, 2008.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

First Daffodils at Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle, moat and boathouse, originally uploaded by Erasmus T.

This gorgeous photo (click photo for the high resolution version to better see the daffodils) comes from Kent, England, taken on March 2, 2008. Scotney Castle is one of the National Trust properties. Thanks Erasmus T!

First Daffodils in Old Court

New spring in Old Court, originally uploaded by frscspd.

This photo was taken on March 9, 2008, in Cambridge England, by fine arts photographer & artist frscspd. Daffodils, stone, yellow and pink. Great composition.

Perfect Daffodils poem (warning: sad)

Faire Daffadills, we weep to see
You haste away so soone -
We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a Spring.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Thanks to Ina for posting this.

Friday, March 14, 2008

First Daffodils in Norfolk, Virginia

P1010662 yes, originally uploaded by markva2.

It seems that spring has sprung at the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo taken on March 14, 2008. If you go here, you can find a link to a map of the daffodils' location.

First Daffodils on Earth!

Sir Cam has posted this really cool photo!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Daffodils in Liverpool

Daffs1, originally uploaded by Allan Stodd.

I never tire of photos with daffodils and bare trees

Windy day daffodils in Shropshire, UK

windy day version 2, originally uploaded by snack happy.

These guys live in Shropshire, UK. A wild picture! Image taken on March 11, 2008.