Sunday, April 21, 2013

Daffodils

With spring's arrival the daffodils begin to
bloom.  Cheerful visitors that are so welcome.   They come in many varieties.  There are fragrant ones, trumpet,  butterfly, miniature, small and large cup.   Some are yellow, white and even pink.   They wear such interesting names...
Spellbinder, Pheasant's Eye, Mt Hood.

A favorite past time of mine is gathering them to bring indoors to sketch.    A side view gives you a glimpse of their frilly centers.   My sketchbooks hold pages of these lovely harbingers of the season.



They are very easy to grow.  Not the least bit fussy.   Even the fancier ones seem to thrive in almost any situation.
 
 
 Over the years my beds have become rather crowded with different species.   It seems when the catalogs arrive in August my head says "no more".  My heart says "these would look lovely somewhere in the garden."   The heart wins.  When spring comes I am glad it did! 


Thank you for taking some time to visit.   Hope you enjoyed the daffodil tour .   Come back soon.

19 comments:

  1. How lovely! I'm glad your heart wins :)

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  2. Aw, I have a soft spot for daffodils. They were my mother's favorite, and now they are mine too. Every spring they are like you said, 'trumpets' announcing the coming of warm sunny days ahead! Lovely photos and a lovely post!

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  3. Your sketches are so pretty, what a wonderful gift. My daffodils are finally in bloom, such a cheery spring welcome! Thank you for sharing! Wendy

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  4. Beautiful painting and beautiful flowers!! I am beginning to see green buds and flowers on some of the trees here, at last!

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  5. Beautifully Done, Deb!! LOVE the highlights and the marvelous feeling of spring warmth!!!

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  6. Hello dear~ Your painting is lovely-you have captured the daffies perfectly. I'm with you-I love having them around-they are cheerful and all the forms of them are so interesting. I think White FLower Farm has a package deal of them-you get quite a lot of the bulbs for a good price. I'm always so tempted by the catalogs!

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  7. Oh, the daffs in our neighborhood are all beaten down and going - they arrived early and made me smile - the daffodils and the forsythia say, "Spring is coming!" to me :) Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. Our daffodils are long gone. I didn't know that there are pink daffodils. Time to look for some :)

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  9. So beautiful Debbie, I'd love to see more pages of your sketchbook. love to you,Diana

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  10. Lovely painting of the daffs!!! I love when they start to come up and add such cheer to the garden. Enjoy them!

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  11. Beautiful painting!!! I love daffodils, too! Every year I say I'm going to plant some, but never get around to it. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous daffodils!

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  12. Debbie, there is no such thing as too many daffodils, and yours are beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a nice post!

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  13. Love daffys! My favourites are the tiny tete-a-tetes. You could fit lots of those in :) x

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  14. Hi Debbie. Just love your wonderful daff painting and post but then again I love daffs and spring. Daffs herald spring is here with their simple beauty but they are oh so difficult to paint. My pads are full of them too. Keep enjoying the joys they bring through sight and brush. Take care. :-)

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  15. Beautiful daffodil sketches!

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  16. Such beautiful daffodils, I love them. Great different forms and colours.
    Beautiful painting !!
    Have a great day.

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  17. I'm a daffodil addict too. They are so difficult to paint and yet you make it look so easy in your lovely study.

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  18. Hi Debbie, I really like your sketches of the daffodils, and the photos of them and the bird. I love daffodils, too, and not just because they're the only things that the critters around her won't dig up. ;) They're so very cheerful!

    Blessings, Victoria

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  19. Daffodils make me smile....

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