Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring is a Daffy Time of Year

Finally. The time has arrived. The snow drifts are gone. The air temps are kind. The first daffs are in bloom.

Spring has arrived.

If you've been paying attention you will know that thanks to another round of chemo, I do not presently have hair atop my head. The photo is from two years ago. But the daffs are the same. Only the hair has changed. Er, Um, disappeared entirely. (Sigh!!)

In my experience, daffodils are much more likely than tulips to come back year after year after year. Oh, I like tulips well enough...I like the variety of color and differing heights and just plain loveliness. But I do not have good luck with them. Each year they seem less prolific than the year before.

But my daffodils! Oh, my, how they do love to bloom every spring. And how I do love seeing the first bloom each year.

P.S. I am doing really well in regards to the chemo. Other than hair loss. For the most part I suffer no other side-effects other than slightly low blood counts. God is blessing me through this time. And I am grateful.


melissa said...

Love the post, but esp. the P.S. part. Glad to hear your updates on your health.

Praying for you to have a delightful day. :)

Dorothy said...

I'm so glad that you are doing well through this round of chemo, Whitestone. Praise God!

Karen said...

Your daffodils are lovely, just like you, Whitestone! Yes, spring is my most favorite time of year!

Glad to hear that you're feeling so good!

Gregg said...

The flowers are beautiful. Spring is taking its time arriving here in SW WA. Some tulips are beginning to show and the wife's Iris's are almost ready to open.

Debby said...


After a stretch of BBBBBEEEEEEEEE-Yoooo-tiful days, it is now snowing. I'm trying to be brave. Your post did not help, friend!

Glenda said...

You are such a blessing! I'm glad that you are doing well! I wonder if I would have your courage and glass-is-half-full attitude were I in your shoes.

I love daffodils - and I love spring and all it's newness!

Kelly said...

Do you take up your tulip bulbs each year? I've always thought tulips were beautiful, but too much work (for a non-gardener like me). Daffodils are great and yours are/were lovely.

Glad the chemo isn't causing you much trouble this time around.

S. Etole said...

some varieties of tulips are hardier than others ... the daffodils here haven't put in an appearance yet