Sunday, April 12, 2015

First daffodils, broken but rising above it

So the earliest daffodils came into bloom and were promptly knocked flat by wind yesterday, so I rescued them from the groundcover and installed them in the house.  I usually prefer to leave flowers in place, but they needed a rescue.  I did leave all the foliage, so as to feed next year's flowers.  The witch hazel in the same vase only appeared yesterday, so I picked a branch right away.





 Tiny doll, permanently installed on her crystal bench, is clearly happy to have company.  Her hair is silk roving, only the best around here..

Witch hazel is usually a January phenomenon here, and is often a great lift to pick and bring home, actual flowers in winter, complete with scent. This year who knows, they were probably encased in ice until this week.  But late or not, good to see them again.

1 comment:

Asha Francis said...

Interesting about the witch hazel and so sorry for the flowers. At least they get to brighten your house for a little while.