Last year, when I was making routine trips out to a house that we didn’t even own yet, trying to figure out inspections and measuring for proposed additions, I was delighted to find daffodils blooming randomly throughout the front yard. These were not ordinary daffodils, but huge, beautiful, double daffodils.
We had made a sizable deposit on the house and had paid for multiple inspections by the time the daffodils bloomed, so I felt somewhat entitled. I cut a big vase full and took them to my office. It was meant to be encouragement – or enticement to keep me focused on the nitty-gritty of actually getting this house. I guess it worked.
This year, we are here to enjoy them. We’ve beaten back brush, vanquished vines and raked away remnants of years of neglect to uncover even more daffodils. They have pushed up through the remnants of the snow, developed bulging buds and are opening just in time for Easter.
Our girls were getting spring fever so we finally let them out of the coop so they could smell the flowers. Letting them out was easy, getting them back in took a little longer.
With clusters of daffodils scattered everywhere, they’ll make the perfect spot to hide Easter eggs for Arianna to find. Now I just have to figure out how to dye brown eggs.
A pretty backdrop for the daffodils.