Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Ladies and Gentleman May I Proudly Present...
...Rijnveld's Early Sensation, the first daffodil!!! Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!
It opened up completely yesterday afternoon, and has been singing a song of springtime ever since. It's the first one blooming in my garden, and the first one I've seen thus far in the neighborhood. I was surprised not to notice any in Greensboro on my quick trip over there Monday. That's a warmer part of the state, and I expected to see lots of them. This happy little bloom outside my kitchen window, as early as it is, doesn't get the honor of being the very first bloom, however. That distinction goes to a scrawny little dandelion that I spotted tightly tucked into a mat of grass several weeks ago. I was astonished to see it, and had to pluck it and carry it home, where it sat on a windowsill making me happy until it wilted.
That was the same day I took a photo of turkey tracks in the snow down by the garage. Dandelions and snow - not something you expect to encounter on the same day!
I put the bag of ice melt back in the garage this morning. Hope that doesn't bring on a blizzard next week.