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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Signs of Spring

I got all excited last week when I noticed the daffodil bulbs I had planted just a few weeks ago were putting up leaves, which at the time were only an inch or two high.  One Friday evening, I took more photos because I was surprised at how quickly the leaves were growing.  They were now 6 to 8 inches high. As I snapped photos, I noticed a swelling bud on one of the plants.

 This morning started out a bit windy and cloudy, but as I surveyed the garden, I caught sight of a little ray of sunshine...

There are buds on a lot of the others now, but I'm not sure if I will get to see them as I leave the house before dawn to go to work and it's more or less dark by the time I get home at this time of year.  

That's what made this little gem so precious!

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Annie in Austin said...

Bulbs are like little presents, aren't they, Jayne? Even if the others do it unobserved, it's cool that you got to see this one open ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Maia said...

Already? It is a joy to watch the new flowers growing.
It seams we are the only ones blessed with a long winter, it is still snowing.

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

How exciting to have your first bulbs in bloom! Spring is definitely in the air, and it can't get here soon enough. My daffs are sticking out their little green heads but no flowers, as yet. It will be a few more weeks but seeing the green is at least a step in the right direction!