Thursday, 24 February 2011

New Life

Photos Copyright: Maggie May

Last week I searched the garden for any sign of new life and there didn't seem to be much going on. I noticed a few daffodils that were just beginning to shoot from the soil and I thought, *When they get a little taller I will take a photo.* We had a week of rainy weather and I didn't get to go out again until this morning when the sun was trying to shine.

In just the space of a week, the daffodils had grown a lot and I wished now that I had taken a picture of them so that you could notice just how much they'd come on.
My plants and my photos are not prize specimens but they just convey a few of the surprises that I found after a week of rain and very dull weather. It is always good to see new life.

I am expecting my daughter and my grandsons today and they will be staying until Sunday because it is half term, so I might be a little bit busy for the next few days.
I hope where ever you might be, that you are having some good weather too.







31 comments:

Neva Flores said...

so lovely, thank you for these beautiful photos and words.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I love this time of year don't you Maggie?

KLo said...

Spring sends some pretty powerful analogies to human beings if we are astute enough to catch on. Thank you so much for sharing your astuteness :-)

Jeni said...

Kind of just grey day so far today so at least, for the moment, there's no additional snow falling to top off the 2 snowfalls earlier this week that added about 6 inches to what snow had remained after the nice warmish days we had last week when a lot of melting was going on. So, I doubt I'll see my crocus and tulip plants peeking through the ground in front of my house for a while yet -not with about 6 inches still deposited there anyway!

Mary G said...

Feeling more than a bit jealous here - my daffodil bed is frozen solid and has a big layer of snow on it. Oh, well. Spring will finally come, even in eastern Ontario and, in the meantime, I will rejoice in your flowers with you.
Wishing you lots of fun with the family.

mrsnesbitt said...

Indeed - truly lovely day! I am just about to clean the inside of my pickup - in for mot on Monday!

Nora said...

We are having the same weather you are having, Doubtlessly you are sharing yours with us. My winter blooming Jasmine has ten yellow flowers on it, that's it. It wasn't very generous this year.

Have a good time with your daughter and grandsons. It's nice that they are coming to stay with you for a while. No doubt your granddaughters will be around too to add in the fun.

XOX

Akelamalu said...

It's a beautiful day here today too Maggie and so many crocus have opened up today whereas yesterday they were practically invisible! Looks like the daffs are ready to open too. Wonderful isn't it? :)

Celia said...

Thanks for the hint of spring. Ours is under a little snow again, and the temps are supposed to drop to around 4 at night, ick. I have seen some yellow crocus though, hardy little critters.

Ayak said...

Lovely photos Maggie. It seems you are having better weather than us at the moment...make the most of it! Enjoy the time with your grandchildren xx

ladyfi said...

I'm so very very jealous! Sigh.. how lovely for you!

Hilary said...

So nice to see these signs of life. We're still quite a bit snow-covered at the moment. Enjoy!

Happy Frog and I said...

This post has made me feel as if Spring has well and truly started. It was lovely weather today as well which helped. Really love the photos. :-)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great that weather at last is more promising. The winter seens to have gone on for ages. Nice photos - I have some snowdrops - wild ones!! Cannot grow them to order LOL. At last I feel like coming out of hybernation. The snowdrops are beneath our Hydrangeas bush. Eddie x

Suburbia said...

I love spring flowers, full of promise :-)

Hope you have a lovely time with family

X

Moannie said...

My garden too is showing signs that Spring is not too far away. And tomorrow is going to be LESS COLD...note bene...I didn't say warmer

Brian Miller said...

i cant wait for spring to get here fully...we are in teh silly season of back a froth right now...

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that you can spend time with your grand daughters. I hope that you have a wonderful time and the children enjoy their break from school!
i love that you have found some pretty spring flowers : )

rosaria said...

When you see a daffodil, spring is here for sure. Before we know it, more beautiful flowers will grace our landscape and life will smile back at us.

Enjoy the family; let them help you around the house.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love the Spring flowers. It is a grey day here today but the miniature daffs at the back of where we live are so bright and cheerful and the taller ones will be in full flower any day now. Have a lovely few days with your family Maggie. A x

Clare Dunn said...

Dear Maggie,

Thank you for sending a little Spring our way!!! (we have none at all here, yet, but we're hopeful!)

xoxoxo, cd

Gail said...

It's the most exciting time in the garden, I always think, as the bulbs come out one-by-one. The rose spectacular in June is also really exciting.

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful, as I sit under a foot of snow. When I am trying to do stress reducing exercises, I always picture your beautiful garden in my mind. Sitting there, having tea, taking in all the beauty. It must be so wonderful to create such beauty and be able to document it for all of us to see. I know I appreciate it, a great deal. I have missed you Maggie. I hope all is well with you. As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
xoxoxox

Rose said...

There's nothing like seeing the first daffodils bloom to raise one's spirits. I love spring and all its messages of rebirth and renewal. I love your primroses, too--they're one of the first blooms in my garden, too. Have a great time with your family, Maggie!

SandyCarlson said...

Maggie,
Your photos give me hope. Thank you so much!

secret agent woman said...

I've got daffodils budding out, too - can't wait!

Suldog said...

The good weather is slow in coming, but I know it will get here sooner or later. Isn't that the way with everything? It will get here, but sometimes we need lots of patience :-)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Lovely post Maggie and beautiful flowers. It is great to see signs of Spring coming through at long last. Hope you had a good half term!

Wendy said...

How did I miss this post? Spring is in full swing at your house. Yippeeeee!

The Girl from Cherry Blossom Street said...

It's dreary today so I bought flowers to cheer me up....yup... same flowers like that one in your first photo (and the same colors too!)
Aren't they pretty!!?

Working Mum said...

I love the thrill of spotting those first few shoots of spring bulbs. I always plant some in pots and put them by the front door so I am cheered by them when I get home from work in Feb/March.