Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Winter is dead


She wore her yellow sun bonnet,
She wore her golden gown.



She turned to the South wind,
And curtsied up and down.



She turned to the sunlight,
And shook her yellow head



And whispered to her neighbour,
'Winter is dead.'



Daffadowndilly, A A Milne



These are the first daffodils I've seen this year. I spotted them on the verge near an unassuming bridge over the A14. It's hard to describe how happy they have made me.

25 comments:

janessewandtell said...

How lovely. I haven't seen any daffodils as yet but I've had lots of pretty snow drops in my garden

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

You don't need to explain anything.....I know EXACTLY what you mean! :) x

Mrs. C said...

Yeah for daffodils! I brought home a bunch from the market yesterday to brighten up my family room! A few more weeks and my pussy willows will be out!! Can't wait for Spring!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I know exactly what you mean Emma! :)
Vivienne x

Celia Hart said...

I love that poem :-)

Rachel said...

I've not even seen any snowdrops yet! Good to know the weather is turning somewhere...

Anna said...

I love that poem - think I may even have used it in a blog a few springs ago! I love the spring. No daffodils out here yet that I've seen, but I'm keeping a look out.

julie said...

Hooray, I am so ready for spring to come, your daffs are a most welcome sight x

flowerlady said...

Lovely photos,I have just come in from work and have one so very nearly open if the sun shines tomorrow it will be out and I will smile even more-such little things to lift our spirits-love the poem

Dawn said...

I have seen dandelions and daisies this week so it certainly looks like winter is dead. Fingers crossed!

Lynn said...

Winter is very, very much alive here, missus. Wind chills of 14 (-10) degrees, snow and ice in the forecast...but it's all okay because the sun is shining brightly. And now, this cheery burst of daffy-down-dilliness. Thanks! xoxo

Karen said...

Lovely words and photo's. Hope winter is dead and gone - today in Sussex we haven't needed coats - bliss. Karen x

soozie foodie said...

We've been out walking around the daffodil fields this afternoon (in Cornwall) Most of them have been picked and the rest are past their best now. Bring on the primroses!

Primroses Attic said...

I picked some from the grass verge outside my stables, they have now opened and cheer the kitchen up. I love your close up shots of the flower head with the dew still on, perfect.
Rosezeeta.

Sue said...

Daffodils always make me happy too. They are just like miniature sunshines! I haven't seen any here yet but am sure it won't be long.

Frances said...

Emma, although I've had several jugs of store bought cut daffodils illuminating my apartment, I must report that it's still sooo cold here in New York, that I do hope no local NYC daffs have even considered poking their leaves above ground.

I'm happy to see that thing's are a bit milder round your place.

Bravo on the red nose project. xo

Locket Pocket said...

I hadn't heard that poem before - it's lovely and so are your daffodils! I've been cheating and buying them from the shops for the past few weeks - just love them :o) xx

Madelief said...

Hurray for spring!

Madelief x

Anonymous said...

The daff in the fourth photo really looks as if it's whispering! Lovely poem, I hadn't heard it before. Hurrah for Spring!
Alice Aupérin

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It's not feeling very dead here .... it's sooooooooo cold!

I loved that poem as a kid, and all the others from the two Milne poetry books :)

dottycookie said...

No sign of any here yet, which may be a problem for the daffodil festival in 3 weeks time ... but the flooded village green is probably more of an issue!

The Coffee Lady said...

It's freezing. It snowed on Saturday.

You ruined it. It was all you.

entrepreuershipnotes.blogspot.com said...

Thank you, your poem of the beautiful flower made my day ;-)
PeaceLovJoy,QueenHajar

Anne Toprak said...

Beautiful spring flowers AND one of my favorite poems,

Thank you so much, Emma.

Cheers from snowy America,
Anne
PlumCreek22
Etsy

Nelson said...

Seems like the word "lovely" isn't enough to describe this flower..