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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Talking to Myself About Spring

Picture this: me laying on my abdomen in wet pine straw in my scrubby paint clothes with fuzzy bedroom shoes on.

Then taking a photograph of a little green thing sprouting out of the earth.

I say to myself "That won't be much of a photograph."

Then I say "It's all about spring, it's on the way!"

We planted fifty daffodil bulbs in November and they are getting ready to bloom , I think, in early March.

I look at those green daffodil leaves and realise warm weather is coming soon.
The daffodils know.

Now if they bloom and get killed by frost I just will not tell you.


grace surrounds us


  1. Woohoo! We have some coming up too and it's always so nice to see them poking their little heads up! And yes, please do not tell me if yours get killed by the cold, and I promise I won't tell you either! I love the image of you taking these photos...your neighbors must wonder what the heck you're up to!

    Kat :)

  2. Glad you took the picture - nice way to start the day in the cold snowy weather here in Wisconsin!!

  3. "The Making of Olive's Photos" should be a reality show. Your descriptions of how your pics get captured are a hoot!

    Please have your daffs tell the daffs up here that we'd love to see some one day too - gonna be a long wait for us!


  4. I am soooo jealous. Maybe if I pull back the snow I'll find some poking up. Maybe not. I'll just have to get my spring fix through your flowers for now.

  5. on your belly was worth it! pics are wonderful and it made me smile,


  6. There is nothing that says 'spring is coming' better than a little daffodil coming up. You took a beautiful picture. We are all waiting for spring! Thank you for reminding me how close it is.

    P.S. I loved you comment message about cholocates:-)

  7. Yes, I have that picture in my mind!! I can't wait to see all your daffys smiling. They can take a lot of cold, so hopefully there won't be any problems. And your photos of the barn from last post are really amazing. Love the colors!
    big hugs and love,

  8. Hmmm. I'd like to comment but right now I have to go look up the word "spring".

  9. Great shot Olive, I love daff's! I hope your fuzzy bunny slippers didn't get too dirty taking the pic:@)

  10. Yes, I think I would prefer not to know, but I think you are right, the daffodils know! Great pictures! Ann

  11. They are gorgeous. I wish I was seeing them here in Nova Scotia.

  12. In my area, we already have some daffodils blooming. They truly cheer me up and send the message that spring is almost here. Your picture is very beautiful.

  13. It's wonderful when you discover the little green shoots pushing through. I was clearing one of the borders yesterday and once all the dead foliage was gone, there were the little shoots of the new growth. It's a lovely time of the year.

  14. LOL! Those photos really do make us realize that spring really is only just around the corner, and I for one can't wait!!! Thanks for reminding us Olive.

  15. Yay spring! I always look for this, but of course you're way ahead of us!

  16. oh, Olive...this really makes me smile. You get spring so much earlier than we do...I won't see daffodils until April. Please post when they are blooming and I will be doing a little dance!


  17. I love when daffys pop up to say hello.

    Spring is coming...I hope?


  18. If frost hits, mum's the word! And YAY! daffodils. Those don't grow down here.


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