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Friday, February 26, 2016

The Daffodil Fields Are Blooming

A sunny day in February and the fields of Daffodils in Skagit (sounds like gadget) County are blooming.  Already!  A month early again - the color is so bright it almost blinds one
 On thousands of acres in NW WA - almost all of it in Skagit County - are grown daffodils.  They are not for cut flowers - those have to be picked while still in tight bud.  These are grown for the bulbs and sold all over the world.

 1. You will almost always find a bouquet of daffodils in our house during February and March - some from the fields of local farmers (some fields are grown for local sales of flowers) - some from the grocery stores - all wonderful.
 Friday's Hunt - something blue - the gorgeous hills and sky - with daffodils in the foreground.  (You knew I'd sneak Mt. Baker in here someplace, you know me so well)

 2. A bouquet from last year - along with some pansies from my deck.
 Week's Favorite - Daffodils, a farm and Mt. Baker - the perfect combination

 3. Ahhh the heavenly scent of Daffodils. They got their name from the scent - it was said that the scent made Victorian ladies a bit daffy.
 Starts with "I" - Immense fields of flowers

 4. Daffodil bouquets and milk glass - spring for sure!!


 5. A pitcher full of daffodils
And my favorite daffodil holder - our youngest daughter at 16 months - ready to leave Alaska on the plane for Texas to visit Don's dad and step-mother.  1967




33 comments:

Lori said...

Daffodils are such happy flowers. Beautiful photos! I didn't know their name meant anything - that's funny.

mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful sight to see all those stunning daffodils growing, amazing!

Pondside said...

Blindingly beautiful! We don't see many fields of daffodils on the Island anymore - the last ones are few and far between. I used to love to come over a hill to the sight of all that gold.
Beautiful shots!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Beautiful pictures, glorious sunny colour! xx

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the daffodils are gorgeous. I would love to see field of daffies. Pretty images! Happy weekend!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, just beautiful!!! What a sight to see. I love the story about how the flowers got their name. They would drive almost anyone daffy! Such a darling pic of your little girl. Those are the good old days..All you bouquets are so beautiful and your house must just simply feel like sunshine. My daffs at just now getting buds on a few. Most are just poking out of the ground..Happy Weekend..xxo Judy

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow! What a fantastic sight to see all those yellow fields. Lovely! Have a great weekend.
Pam

Marigene said...

That has to be an dazzling sight, row up row of sunny daffodils!

Maggie said...

Oh I am so jealous. I would so love to see those fields. Not only did you get Mount Baker ( fab picture) in but you also got a barn in!

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing! Some day I'd love to see that!

Julie Fukuda said...

The Jonquils have been blooming in our neighborhood for at least a month now. I see a few daffodils in pots being sold in the bud. Yes, they are pretty with Mt. Baker in the background but those backed by the dark green trees are stunning. Vases are lovely but that little hand holder takes the prize.

edenhills said...

So absolutely beautiful! I'm jealous. Daffodils are my favorite, and I'm afraid I don't have any left after too many years of dogs and goats in my yard. Thank you for sharing with Friday's Hunt!

Marie C said...

Glorious!!! Fields of happy sunshine! Love them. And love that sweet little one holding her daffodil.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even Wordsworth would have been lost for words at the sight of those vast fields of daffodils!

Kay said...

Wow! Those fields are dazzling...and I wouldn't have expected them to bloom so soon! Our local daffodils are in the earliest stages of opening. I love your shots. We had fantastic, clear views of Mt. Baker a couple of days this week. Tuesday was the best and clearest view I've ever seen of it.

Tom said...

what a sight

Kristiina said...

Lovely, sunny photos of a lovely flower. And it's surroundings.

R. Täysin arkista

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Beautiful photographs! Love the colour, especially at this time of year.
Liz

Crimson Kettle said...

Wow how spectacular! I've never seen so many daffodils! :-)

Jim said...

Lots of daffodils, JoAnn. That word 'lots' is inadequate for all these. So very pretty, fields of them. Of course there would be, like our Texas fields of poinsettias only ours are red. We have beds of pansies in front and back for the winter. They were in bloom when we planted them but never again. Our backyard rabbit(s) grazes to eat the tops. I forgot what they look like, always short now.
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riitta k said...

These sceneries are not real. So beautiful! The only thing I remember out of the movie Doctor Zhivago is the gorgeous daffodil fields.

Mary said...

They almost put the sunflower fields of Provence to shame!!!!!
These scene are amazingly gorgeous JoAnn, thank you so much for showing us yet more seasonal beauty of your area - now I really want to move there!

Hugs - happy weekend.
Mary x

P.S. Your generous and thoughtful comment on my blog anniv. today is so appreciated JoAnn. I always love it when you visit and you are more than kind with your generous thoughts and words, You are a very lovely lady and I'm glad to know you - and of course hope we can meet up one of these days.

Mac n' Janet said...

I have never seen fields of daffodils before, now I'll know where our bulbs probably came from.

Peggy Jones said...

What a wonderful sight. GD is precious. I have seen a few daffs blooming in our town but none in our yard yet.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

William Worsdworth would have loved reading your daffodil post JoAnn!!!
What a glorious sight to behold and the pics with the mountain are very special!
Not having been to the States I'm not sure exactly where you are - wherever it's a picture!
Shane x

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! What spectacularly bright scenery! How nice to have the color burst in your part of the world.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Isn't that the most glorious sight of masses of daffodils! I'm looking forward to spring and the few in my gardens. A very sweet gal holding a daffodil back in the 60s. Might be fun to recreate the photo today.

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

How absolutely glorious! I love it, especially the pics with snow-capped Mt Baker in the background. And I had absolutely no idea that daffodils are grown commercially in the USA, so thank you for educating me.x

Glo said...

It certainly is early, but can spring ever be early enough ;) Just beautiful photos, and I can imagine just how wonderful the air smells with their special fragrance.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Stunning. I did the same yesterday and enjoyed one of the many fields around us that are full of blooming daffodils. Saturdays are the best time to see them as during the week the farm workers are busy picking those about to bloom for the flower shops and markets. Have a wonderful Sunday xx

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Your "Week's Favorite" would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

Powell River Books said...

My daffodils are blooming already too. It is very early for them to open where we are up the lake before the middle of March. I might be able to plant my garden early, but I still worry about a late frost. - Margy

J said...

Oh my goodness! What a burst of spring! I'm really enjoying getting caught up on posts I've missed. LOVE the photo of blue and yellow against Mt Baker!