Sunday, January 18, 2009

First Shoots in Eyemouth, Scotland

First Shoots, originally uploaded by Gail Smith.

Artist and poet and photographer Gail Smith sends us these details and thoughts: The bulbs are in the back garden of my father's house which is in a small fishing town called Eyemouth on the south-east coast of Scotland. The soil looks a bit sandy, doesn't it? The photo was taken for the theme of 'New Beginnings'. The daffodil bulbs had lain on the top of the earth for a while following my digging the garden last summer! I replanted them some weeks ago. When I saw the green shoots appear I was fascinated by how something that had appeared 'dead' wasn't. It's amazing how they push up their green shoots through the dark earth.

This photo was taken on January 6, 2009.

1 comment:

GardenJoy4Me said...

These first Daff posts are going to drive me mad (even though I can not resist looking!) we will be locked in winter so long before ours will "hatch" !! LOL