Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spring is Here!!

I am so excited I just had to write a second blog today. As I was driving into our driveway a little while ago I noticed two little spots of yellow in the garden. So I quickly got my camera and came outside to photograph it. The first crocus of the season! Isn't it just such a cheery announcement that spring is on it's way? Here is the other one.
Then I decided to walk around the yard and just look at what else might be poking through the earth. I got pretty excited when I saw this group of daffodils that are getting close to blooming.

Then in the backyard look what I found! I was surprised to find some daffodils in bloom.
As I continued to walk around in the back I found another clump even bigger than the first. Wow, this is wonderful!
And part way down the slope I found another clump with even more blooms than the others! How blessed I am to have such beauty in my backyard and to get to enjoy it this early in the year. I think that this has to be a Double Thankful Thursday!The daffodils were "dancing" ever so slightly in the gentle breeze and as I gazed at them it brought to mind William Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils". I doubt if the daffodils in my yard quite qualify for a host, but even so I felt that I could say with Wordsworth....

I gazed and gazed
But little thought what wealth
The show to me had brought
For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood
They flash upon the inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.

What a great day this has been! Thanks for stopping by.
Rhondi xo


  1. OMG you are so lucky. We have snow again, yes again today. I have an invitation for you...

    You are invited to a World-Wide Giveaway. How nice...just in time for Valentine’s Day. Stop by my post today and leave a comment to enter mine, and follow the yellow brick road to the links to skatey-eight bloggers from around the world who are participating. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

  2. What a lovely blog entry, Rhondi. I so recognize the exitement when you see the first crocuses flowering! I always have that. Thanks for sharing, these crocuses cheer me up!

    Greetings, Carolien

  3. Very Exciting!!
    I love seeing the first flowers of Spring.

  4. Oh, this is beautful! I´ll be thinking of You here amongst all snow!! How I long for those yellow little suns in my garden. I have planted a lot of them. Last fall I planted some new sorts of daffodils with doubble blossoms. It will be exiting to see if they will turn up this spring!


  5. You are so lucky have crocus and daffodils in bloom. My garden is buried under huge amount of snow. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Thank you for the crocus! It has been gray for days and days here in NY...I am living vicariously through you!

  7. Oh, I can't believe you've got blooms already. I havne't seen any around here! I do think spring is right around the corner.


  8. How beautiful! I won't be seeing crocus or anything else in the garden for a very long time ... everything is under almost 2 feet of snow right now! Thanks for sharing your flowers. ~ Lynda xo

  9. ahhhh daffodils! Thanks for reminding me that spring will be coming soon in spite of the foot of snow we have on the ground here in Iowa!

  10. Where do you live? Can I come visit? : ) Goodness, it will be at least 2 more months before I will see any crocus in my garden. We are covered in snow and this weekend will be below zero once again. Ah well. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Always great to meet other bloggers.

  11. Rhondi,
    I don't have any daffodils blooming yet, but I have hope.....

    Yours are beautiful...thanks for sharing ... and thanks for visiting with me....yes, wouldn't it be wonderful to have a blogger's convention.....Betty

  12. Ohhhh, Springtime....
    All we have here is snow, ice, snow! (Iowa) Enjoy your flowers for me and thanks for stopping by VictorianGypsy

  13. please go back and reread my giveaway you are entered but its not a book the artist lady is giving away that!
    i am giving away an ATC

  14. I have some in my garden getting close to opening their blossoms but it will be a little while yet. Although we are to get spring weather all weekend.

    Last year, I did a couple of blog entries about Wordsworth and this poem among others. I just love his work and have gone to the Lake District to visit his homes and grave. You can really feel his poetry in the two houses he lived in there.

    Hugs ~

  15. Hi Rhondi, they are so pretty I have not ventured down the garden yet! but you have made me want to!!!
    I love spring flowers, beautiful, no wionder you were exited to find them.

  16. Hi,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and signing up for my give away! Hope you will come visit again!
    I enjoyed visiting yours and seeing you gorgeous photos!
    I love your blue and white old teaset!!!

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog and enetering my giveaway, and for sharing your first flowers! It certainly made my day, as I am under a snow -watch today and expecting weather in the teens tomorrow! Kari
    P.S. I LOVE your blue & white China!

  18. Rhondi,
    Daffodils are just my favorite. I want fields and fields of them;so many that I won't mind if the cats lay in them because there will still be so many! Just a little dream I have!

  19. Have you had a warm spell ther in No Carolina? I see the shoots of my bulbs but they are not that far along here in No California.

    Rhondi, do you have a Carolina accent? My FIL was born in Wilkes County, had 12 brothers and sisters hence a big, big extended family, and I know a no. Carolina accent when I hear one. charming!

    Kathy b

  20. Oh! I have to go out and see if I have anything coming would be daffadils, because they are the only spring bulbs planted here....
    What beautiful photos.

  21. Oh what great pictures!!!! We won't have daffodils here until the end of March, but these pictures make me eager for the day!! And thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog! Hope it's okay to add you to my link list???(((hugs))))- Jenny

  22. Not at all sure where to find your participation in the OWOH joy but had fun visiting your blog...blessings in the Lord.

  23. Hi, Rhondi. The high resolution of your photos are extraordinary. I hope everyone clicks through to high res, it's like getting a surprise present each time!

    Linking to the First Daffodils blog would be terrific - thanks!

  24. Like I have such an eye for beauty. I can't wait till we see those crocus around these parts. Thank you for the pictures. They are a breath of spring air in a still wintery area. Susan

  25. Most lovely..send me some
    I love it.

  26. Rhondi, have you registered your blog at You ought to--this is a wonderful blog and deserves to be seen and enjoyed by even more people. (it's free, and just groups blogs according to their country of location.)

  27. A friend just connected me to your blog because of the blue and white you and I both love! I read about your kitchen redo and wondered if you had considered subway tiles. My kids just put them in for their backsplash and they are very white and apparently quite popular to use now. Just a thought.
    I love the color of your kitchen. I also noticed a pastor's name on your list of blogs so wondered if we live near each other!

  28. Hey Dotsie Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the suggestion. I did consider subway tiles actually, but went for something else. I'll have a picture soon. Do you know Pastor Furtick?

  29. Oh Rhondi that's amazing; those photos bring so much hope; the hope of new beginning in this land of perpetual winters.... Thank you so much!

    Blessing to you and yours


  30. These looked so lovely, we wanted to start singing a little spring song too!

    kari & kijsa

  31. Oooohh, what a lovely sight! Thank you so much for making my day!


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