Okay, so technically these are tete-a-tete narcissus blooms, not daffodils. But you know what I mean. Daffodils are starting to bloom here at home and I am thrilled! When we left on our trip 2 weeks ago, we were chased by a doozy of a winter storm. We spent the first few hours driving through falling snow. Eventually we did outrun the weather. As we headed further and further south, we got to hopscotch through different phases of spring. In Memphis, we saw blooming pear trees and magnolia trees getting ready to put on their shows. In New Orleans, it was late spring. Most of the azaleas were a week past their prime, but some citrus trees were blooming. (The scent was divine!) And as we drove, we saw the hazy yellow-green mist on the trees lining the highways solidify and deepen as their leaves emerged.
Needless to say, my appetite for spring was thoroughly whetted. What a joy to return home and find the little tete-a-tetes, the second bulbs to bloom following the croci, in full bloom. This week, many other daffodils have begun to follow suit. Lovely. I’m looking forward to watching spring slowly unfurl here at home!