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Friday, February 5, 2016

SPRING IS SPRINGING


Daffy-down-Dilly 
Has come to town 
With a yellow petticoat 
And a pretty green gown
Daffy-down-Dilly.


Nature Report from Oregon. 

My first sign of spring -- daffodils -- February 4th -- rather early I would say. 
A true sign of hope that nature will perform her bountiful  pageantry again for us to enjoy. Sometimes winter just seems like it wants to stay forever. Are you always glad when you discover your first signs of spring?


24 comments:

  1. I hope springs moves swiftly east. One giant leap over the Rockies and full steam ahead.

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    1. Joanne -- I'll keep my fingers crossed for an early spring for your area -- thanks -- barbara

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  2. OMG. I have few dead ones that our mild winter confused, but most of my daffys are about an inch above the soil. Spring is a month away here except for my hellebores.

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    1. Tabor -- It has been a confusing winter in many sections of the country. Your poor daffs. I imagine you will still see a few that survived when spring truly arrives for your area. thanks -- barbara

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  3. That is quite early. Snow looming in the forecast for us, early next week.

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    1. Michelle -- Snow -- I guess that is normal for Kentucky at this time of the year. My header was taken in KY a few years back -- weather is so unpredictable. thanks -- barbara

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  4. Oh how beautiful. I will be looking around for signs of spring. So far others have mentioned some, but I've had my eyes just on the greyness. I need to start looking!

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    1. Barbara -- I imagine you will find signs of spring if you start looking. I always find it fun to look for signs about this time. I also found a huge orb garden spider in front of my apartment hanging in the middle of his web. -- She/he was rushing the season too.

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  5. Oh, you're ahead of us! Just stems here in Vancouver.

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    1. Melissa -- Could be that we are located about a couple hours south of Vancouver? Those stems will be flowers real soon! thanks -- barbara

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  6. OOh I just love your header. Fantastic capture..

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    1. turquoisemoon -- thanks for the nice comment. I took the photo in KY a few years ago when a huge ice storm locked in everyone for a few days. thanks -- barbara

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  7. In this exceptional winter they were flowering back in December in England! It will be interesting to see if there are any left when the neighbouring village of Thriplow has its Daffodil Weekend in late March.

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    1. John -- As sometimes happens -- flowers bloom early and festivals are still held without them. It happens occasionally here in the U.S. such as tulips bloom early and the festival goes on without them as the folks walk the town disappointed. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  8. Wonderful to got to your blog and see those daffodils as I look at a blanket of snow laid down yesterday. I suspect our daffs will have a couple of months to wait.

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    1. June -- Oh -- more snow for the east! You have had your share of winter that is for sure. The daffs surprised me with their early arrival. I found them outside one of the apartments in the complex I now live in. thanks -- barbara

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  9. Winter here is our growing season. Partly cloudy and very windy today with a little drizzle earlier. Once the heat sets in, there will be no more flowers and it'll get too hot to do much of anything. I've yet to visit Oregon but hope to one day.

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    1. Tammy -- Winter is your growing season! Does that include tomatoes, snap beans, and cucumbers, etc. Geographically, I am ignorant of what growing zone you live in -- will have to do my homework on your zone. Just how hot does it get in your area? thanks -- barbara

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  10. Not cold enough for long stems, I guess but pretty anyhow.

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    1. Hattie -- Spring is bustling into this area exceedingly fast -- even though it is not officially spring. What a pleasure to discover the awakening of it all.
      thanks -- barbara

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    2. I do envy you this sight! It is absolutely spring in the air when you see these. Around we don't get them until April, and they are called "Easter-lilies"

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    3. visualnorway -- Soon it will "Easter lilies" time in your country. Until then enjoy going through your trip photos. -- barbara

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  11. Wow!! From where I sit in Maine, very early!! We have just begun a true winter with snow and cold! Thank you for sharing this lovely image! I've been missing the blogging world, including your posts! I hope to get up and running soon with my new blog...In the meantime, thank you for not forgetting me!

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    1. Rita -- I have not put on many posts since Christmas as I have been recovering from a non-threatening surgery. Expect to be out and about soon. Can't wait until you put up your new blog. Glad you are staying on as a blogger! -- thanks for staying in touch -- barbara

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