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The Daffodils and Violets are Starting to Bloom!

“When the flowerstalk first appears, it comes up like a sheathed sword, pointing toward the zenith, green, veined lengthwise, and with a noticeable thickening at each edge. As the petals grow, the sheath begins to round out; the stiff stem at the base of the sheath bends at right angles.”
Handbook of Nature Study, page 550-551

We have daffodils. They started blooming yesterday on the sunny, warm south side of our house. I planted a new bed of daffodils in the fall but they are still just all greenness…..there is the promise of bright yellow blooms soon.

Violets 2 18 10

“It is interesting to note the flowers which have impinged upon the imagination of the poets; the violet more than most flowers has been loved by them, and they have sung in varied strains of its fragrance and loveliness.”
Handbook of Nature Study, page 476

We also have a bed of violets blooming and when the sun hits the blossoms it smells so sweet and good.

Violets in My Butterfly Dish
I brought in a handful and decided that the stems are just too short for any vases I could find so I thought this glass butterfly dish would cradle the blossoms just so.

Lovely indeed.

9 thoughts on “The Daffodils and Violets are Starting to Bloom!

  1. Beautiful! It’s beginning to feel like spring around here, too. The dandelions are blooming. 🙂

  2. I forgot to tell you that I could smell the violets when I was over and playing with Kona yesterday. I love that smell! I went for a walk this morning and saw some daffodils. I *love* spring.

  3. Beautiful flowers. Can’t wait for spring to come our way.

  4. Ooooh, I am so envious of your flowers! We have some shoots here, but no blooms yet. I can hardly wait, and your post has gotten me even more excited for Spring to come. And I love the way you arranged your violets in a bowl – never would have thought of that.

  5. It was a beautiful day and I did enjoy finding the blooming things in our yard. I hope that we move quickly to spring because I am ready.

    Thanks for all the comments.

  6. No Fair! We have snow still… LOTS of snow! Ugly brown and black snow from the plows. And, we are supposed to get more snow next week. I can’t wait for spring. At least I can look at your pretty flowers until some arrive around here.

  7. Debbie,

    Spring is coming!!!

  8. Wow what a treat to see things that I will not see for 2 more months minimum! They are beautiful. We are under snow cover with more coming. The sweet violets are my favorite sign that spring is really here. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Love the photos! I’m only dreaming of spring as I watch the snow fall here…

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