Thursday, March 13, 2008

Daffodil


Our first fully open daffodil bloom of the year. This is one on the plants transplanted by the bulldozer, but not one of those trying to grow in the road. A strong and gusty south wind was doing it's best to shred the bloom and made taking an in-focus photo difficult.

Aside from the wind, Wednesday was a beautiful day. The temperature made it up to around 75º (24º C). It's almost impossible to believe that we had nine inches of snow on the ground just six days ago.

On our afternoon walk, Jo and I saw a large herd of does on the upper pasture and a covey of bobwhite quail at the bottom of the trail off the pasture.





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11 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

Hooray! Spring is indeed springing! Love the daffodil (& the doe. :)

imac said...

Nice to have spring here.

You will like my new post.

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
Seeing the first Daffodil is pure joy. Your photo looks great! Flowers can be very tricky to photgraph.
Seeing Doe and Quail must have made for a very pleasant walk!
I seldom see either.
Happy Spring,
Sherry

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Deer, Quail and your first Daffodil. You are mightly blessed mr Marvin. Love seeing that buttery yellow trumpet of spring.

Mary said...

Marvin,

That's amazing! Those daffodils where on their way... Spring wins.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the 70's. We had 76 today! Too hot! HA HA!


Mary

mon@rch said...

I think our daffodils are about a month behind yours! Stunning sings of spring for sure! Your just might make this years early easter!

Dave said...

75°? Sheesh! Send a few degree's our way please. Nice daffodil shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice to have the flowers out, and your walk seems to have been a good one to... I find it funny also how last week the snow was so bad for you all there. This weather is really mess up at times..
Tom

Willard said...

I like that picture a lot, we should have those blooming by the end of the month or early April. At least we have no snow here now too and the temperatures are in the 40s-50s at times.

oldmanlincoln said...

Hope you are OK, Marvin. Haven't seen your around and not a new post.

lv2scpbk said...

A wonderful sign of spring, but I haven't seen any yet.