Daffodils and Forsythia

Well it’s still colder than the inside of a fish, but at least it looks more like spring around here. The pastures are starting to green up, the wheat is looking like a golf course, and the daffodils and forsythia are blooming in our garden.

I just love daffodils.

They’re so bright and cheerful.  Seems fitting that they should be one of the first flowers to bloom after our long and dreary winters.

We have a few different varieties of daffodils. Right now we have the solid yellow, and white with yellow centers blooming.

Check out that frilly edge. Looks like a summer skirt with ruffles.

Our forsythia bush came with the house. This land has been farmed since the late 1800s, and it is possible that this bush has been here that long.

Settlers brought their favorite flowers and trees along when they came into Kansas, and today lilac and forsythia bushes, daffodils and irises dot the landscape continuing to bloom long after their owners, and sometimes even their houses, are gone.

Plants so tough they can take care of themselves for dozens of years?  Now that’s my idea of carefree landscaping.

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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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13 Responses

  1. Glyndalyn says:

    Your daffodils (buttercups in TN) and forsythia are lovely. Our buttercups are almost done and the forsythia have leafed out. I also see many buttercups where old homesteads once stood. Sometimes the only way to tell anyone lived there.

    • Suzanne says:

      True Glyndalyn,
      I pass a lilac bush on my way to and from work, and it is the only evidence that someone once lived there. Kinda sad.

  2. Laura says:

    I have a vase of cut forsythia on my desk at work. Bringing a little bit of sunshine to my windowless cubicle. Another lady has daffodils on her desk. I think everyone is starved for a bit of spring.

  3. Tina says:

    Beautiful. Enjoy!

  4. Elaine Snively says:

    Thought I would share one of my poems with you. Traveling right now and missing my daffodils. 🙁

    Daffodil, Daffodil,
    nodding near my window sill.
    Your yellow cup
    drinks the golden sunshine up.
    You fairly dance
    and make me sing.
    A harbinger of joy
    each spring.

  5. Daffodils are the best!! Every Spring I can’t wait for them to bloom. If you can believe it…mine still haven’t bloomed! They’re sittin’ there all ready, but just not yet. Also, I am jealous that your forsythia bush is blooming. I haven’t seen any bloom around here yet. I can’t wait!

  6. Teresa says:

    Beautiful pictures. Daffodils are my favorites for their bright cheery yellow.

  7. Kerry Hand says:

    Mmmmh. Whats the ‘golf course’ look like ?

  8. Dianna says:

    Beautiful photos, as always.

    It’s always bittersweet to drive down a country road and see daffodils or forsythia blooming in an area with no house. You know that once, that was someone’s home, and they planted those!

  9. Doe of Mi. says:

    Mine are thru the earth’s crust by maybe 4″ but, not even a bud is showing yet. And the Forsythia is just plain bare. Geezzzz come on spring —- I’m ready and waiting~~~!

  10. Darlene says:

    It’s hard to kill the forsythia so it probably is really old.

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