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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Shadows of Spring

 I loved the sky and shadows across the back yard this morning.

The rest of my daffodils are coming into their own. You've seen them all before, but not this year. These are the lovely bi-colored ones, Narcissus Delnashaugh.
Narcissus Delnashaugh

This one always makes me smile because these bulbs came from my family farm in NY. The old-fashioned double daffs were a favorite of my Grandma Leary.
double daffodil

Going back to another two-colored one, this is 'Duke of Windsor,' one of my personal favorites. It spreads very slowly, so I don't get big clumps of it like I do some of the others, but it manages to keep hanging on.
Duke of Windson Daffodil

I think this variety is looking the best it ever has. This is 'Pistachio,' which is supposed to be yellow-green. It never is, but this may be the closest it's come. The wind knocked a few of these over, so we now have a little bouquet of them in the house, too.
pistachio daffodis

I wouldn't mind a couple other varieties, but no plans to do anything about it at the moment.

I went to the food bank in the morning, and then worked all day on listing campsites for the book.

See A Riot of Daffs


Ann said...

I think there is an unwritten law that says you have to take pictures of daffodils every year. After a long winter, they're the best thing there is. Love the double ones.

The Furry Gnome said...

I certainly follow that unwritten law, but we've just got plain yellow ones.

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- I like that law!

Stew- well, even "plain" ones are lovely