Sunday, February 01, 2009

We Have Moved Our Blog

We have moved!

Please visit us and bookmark our new location on the website (a resource listing of Daffodil Festivals and Gardens) - here is our new blog address for First Daffodils 2009:

Irish Daffodils are Smiling

First sign of spring, originally uploaded by piasosua.

We wrote to the photographer piasosua to inquire about this beautiful image taken on January 28, 2009: The photo was taken in Ireland, in a very quiet rural place in the midlands, after a night of severe frost. These daffodils are part of a long row of them which runs along the whole front of an old house. They are all of them yellow.

Spring is coming in Correze, France

Spring is coming ........, originally uploaded by Arnac19.

We have daffodils coming up in France! The photographer Arnac19 tells us: They are currently poking through the edge of my rockery bed next to our driveway in Arnac-Pompadour, Correze, France. The garden is still a work in progress, but I was desperate for a bit of cheery spring colour. I planted them in November 2007 and they had their first flowering last spring, but not until March time. They are very early this year, but still have a long way to go until flowering.

I'm sorry I can't tell you what their name is - I just brought a bag of mixed from our local Supermarket when they were on promo, dug a hole, dropped the lot in, and kept my fingers crossed for a colourful display. I was not disappointed.

This photo was taken on January 26, 2009.