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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Two Years Ago!

This is a repost from two years ago - just showing how the flowers vary in their blooming time.  This year the fields are just beginning to show daffodil blossoms - and two years ago they were almost finished on March 6.

Snow Geese overwinter here in NW Washington by the thousands. Flocks move around the county and we feel fortunate when we come upon the massive flocks.

Daffodils are grown in this area too - thousands and thousands of them.  A few for cut flowers, but most of them are grown for the bulbs, sold around the world. 

Put the two together - and you have magic.

please click photos to enlarge and get the 
full effect of the Snow Geese flying
 King Alfred Daffodils - the largest daffodil grown
 We found a field of daffodils with a line of Snow Geese behind the daffodils.  Parking off the road we waited - and waited 
 And then the flock of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 Snow Geese rose from behind the daffodils
 What makes the flock rise up?  Perhaps it is this Bald Eagle on a fence post.  I didn't see the eagle until I loaded the photos on the laptop - and there it was.  
 The Snow Geese rise up in waves
 The Bald Eagle waits patiently

 The sound of thousands of Snow Geese is unbelievable - you can almost feel the sound as they whirl about.
 We drove down to another road behind the snow geese - and again they lifted off by the thousands

 The daffodil fields stretch for miles - glistening in the spring sunshine - the scent is heavenly
 Back again to the Daffodil Field and what luck - the Snow Geese fly up again

A glorious early spring day - temperatures in the mid 60s - bright sunshine - Daffodils in full bloom - Snow Geese - magic, pure magic!!

Through My Lens 


A Bit of the Blarney said...

Oh my, how incredibly beautiful!! It must be an amazing sight! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

Julie Fukuda said...

Amazing pictures!!!!!

Maggie said...

Good morning Jo Ann, wonderful images! I'm not sure what amazed me more, endless fields of beautiful daffodils (my favourite flowers) or thousands upon thousands of Snow Geese. Either of those alone would make a fabulous mosaic but the combination is simply breathtaking. Thank you for sharing these scenes with us and Happy Mosaic Monday!

Tom said...

...what sights to behold.

Candy S said...

Beautiful! The daffodils are are stunning in this beautiful setting with the snow geese swirling overhead.

Hugs..... Candy

Gillena Cox said...

Dafs and snow geese, WOW i'm spellbound. Thanks for sharing. Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These photos make amazing mosaics! Enjoy your week sweet friend! Hugs!

Michelle said...

The Daffs and the Geese together make for a great photo op. Just beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Your patient waiting resulted in gorgeous photos. The first one of the geese flying up above the golden daffodils is breathtaking. How it must have stirred your heart.

Angie said...

When you described the patience of the eagle, I thought you were going to say it nabbed one of the snow geese .... relief when I got to the end of the post!

How interesting that the blooming time can be so different ...

Do you ever take video of the snow geese flying? I would like to hear the sound of the wings and them calling to each other (which I assume they do).

Thanks for sharing this terrific combination of spring beauty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You could post that field of daffodils and those beautiful geese once a year (or oftener) forever as far as I am concerned -- it is the perfect Spring post. They'll be back for you soon this year. Daffodils were my favorite flower when we lived in Oregon all year (they don't grow here in Florida) ... but I have never seen such a beautiful field of them. Just lovely.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Exquisite photographs.

Patio Postcards said...

Absolutely amazing - I did not know Snow Geese hung out in such large flocks. Oh my that field of daffodils - I'm swooning ...

Small City Scenes said...

I love the fields of gold.
The Roozen's said they plant more acres every year of Daffodils than they do Tulips. Amazing. Of course the Snow Geese are impressive.
I have a video on my blog of them flying. I took it with my phone but did pretty good.

Kim said...

Never have I seen such a glorious spectacle as those fields of Daffodils and the Snow Geese. How blessed are you to witness such a spectacle. I am in awe!!

Zaa said...

OMG ...Your photos are absolutely amazing and inspiring.... The daffodil fields are simply gorgeous...You made my day ....Thank You

Powell River Books said...

That's so many geese in one area. What is there for all of them to eat? - Margy