Sunday, March 13, 2016

Daffodils Forever


Here in Smalltownland the Daffodils, or March Lilies as they are known around here, bloom on a famous hillside.  

Famous because there seem to be thousands of them.  Naturalized over many, many years, the flowers spill down the hillside from an historic house.  The house, built between 1810-1825, sits on a bluff that overlooks the city.  


The house is known to have retained its interior woodwork, original brick, and transoms.  If you own the property it goes without saying that most of the town will visit the field in front of your house, in the springtime.  




I took a couple of teenage girls with me to visit this field.  




I think they enjoyed the visit as much as I did.  


Some people come to pick a bouquet and some to take photos.  I enjoyed the scent of the flowers almost as much as anything.  





It is daffodil time, so the robins all cry, For the sun's a big daffodil up in the sky, And when down the midnight the owl call "to-whoo"! Why, then the round moon is a daffodil too; Now sheer to the bough-tops the sap starts to climb, So, merry my masters, it's daffodil time.

Clinton Scollard  





33 comments:

  1. They are beautiful (Girls and Daffodils) I always love the first signs of Daffodils pushing up letting you spring isvjust around the corner. Warm Blessings!~♥Amy

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  2. That is just amazingly beautiful. Always wished mine would spread like that. Beautiful girls too.

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    1. Karen, I would guess these flowers have been spreading around this hillside for well over 100 years. They encompass an area far beyond the scope of my first photograph.

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  3. wow, I started counting and soon lost count.

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  4. Hello, the daffies are pretty. Lovely shots of the teens! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  5. Hello Michelle!:) A wonderful sight, and lovely photos of the girls.:)

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  6. I love that yard! How beautiful....makes me want to plant some bulbs!

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  7. Love your naturalized hillside of daffs.
    Beautiful photos.
    I know . . . the daffodils are early and spectacular right now.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I got a big smile seeing the girls enjoy the daffodils! That's an amazing display of them. I had an old friend who had a daffodil farm and she started painting in acrylics when she was almost 100 years old and would have art shows in her "bulb house". Love the poem, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. Gorgeous! They lift the spirit!

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  10. wow. sure hope those folks don't mind.

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    1. They don't. It is a long standing tradition in this small town. Whenever the flowers bloom on this hillside, the word is out for everyone to visit.

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  11. March lilies is a great name for them. The greenery is appearing here--maybe we will see some in March.

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  12. Lovely . . .
    The color certainly brings some cheer . . .
    The girls enhanced the daffodill field . . .

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  13. How beautiful!!!! Love the Daffodils, blessings Francine.

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  14. What a great town tradition. I really enjoyed this post. Great photos, too. Hugs.

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  15. It looks wonderful when there are so many daffodils gathered in the same spot.

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  16. Lovely photo's, all of them.
    Daffodils such a lovely Spring bloom.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Beautiful pictures, and what a lovely spot. Why have I not planted more daffodils around This Old House?


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  18. I love daffodils and you know, I have never seen a field of them.
    Such pretty flowers and sweet girls:)
    Jemma

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  19. daffodils are my favorite spring bloom. beautiful captures, mine have just started to bloom!!!

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  20. Oh wow...this is so awesome! I don't think I've ever seen so many at one time!

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  21. What a wonderful field of daffodils with the old house as a background! And those girls know how to enjoy them. It makes me think of Wordsworth's home, Rydal Mount, in England where he planted a huge hillside of daffodils in memory of his daughter and penned his famous poem.

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  22. Adorable pictures! I never would've guessed that house was 19th century.

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  23. That's a sight for sore eyes! And the fourth picture is marvellous!

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  24. Lovely shots and liking the progression of greater detail each successive image. It's amazing to think how the house has lasted for so long.

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  25. that sure is alot of daffodils.

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  26. Beautiful...both girls and flowers!

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  27. Oh gorgeous flowers. And models! Thanks for sharing have a wonderful week.

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  28. Those flowers are quite the sight. Mixing the girls in with the flowers made for some excellent shots.

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  29. Beautiful flowers, lovely girls, very nice quote!

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  30. What a gorgeous daffodil field and such lovely young ladies!

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  31. I miss the crocus, daffodil and tulip seasons while I am in Florida, and get back just in time for peonies, azaleas (some years) and rhododendrons. But, for missing the snow and cold, it is a worthwhile trade-off.

    That is a fine lawn for that house. Nice to see the daughter again.

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