where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
March 18, 2013 § 64 Comments
From the cold, dark earth
emerges the noble daffodil
shouldering its way to the sun.
Tagged: bulbs, daffodils, earth, garden, macro, outdoors, signs of spring
Ahh soon weeks away here…
This rebirth is always amazing no matter how many times we’ve seen it.
The very picture of hope. I can’t wait to get back to Montana and look for tiny shoots of green.
Our first daffodils opened and then were engulfed by snow. They are still fighting on, though.
Lovely picture – again we are on the same track only my photo of emerging rhubarb didn’t come out too well so I haven’t shared it! Our daffodils are slightly ahead of this and should be in flower soon.
Isn’t it always exciting to see the first signs of spring!
It is great when you find moments like this in the garden! Fills you with excitement !
Amazing, it is a renewal of sorts!
I like “shouldering”: it’s not just a pretty face, the stuff of romantic poetry; but a determined little thing, doing hard–and beautiful–work.
This put a smile on my face. I can hardly wait.
Which makes me think of this quote: “Struggle is the unchanging reality of life and of the universe.” Daisaku Ikeda
How exciting! New England winters are long, but Spring is that much more glorious!
Fantastic poem. “Noble daffodil” — I love that.
Colors are so good I can smell them.
Oh I love the sight of those little green spears
Good to see
This brings me hopeful smiles …..
a harbinger of spring. Can’t wait
lWhat a lovley sight! Still too much snow here for such delights. Next week…?
I returned home yesterday to about half the amount of snow we had when we left…so that along with your beautiful photos/words of the daffodils gives me hope for a spring soon to arrive!!!
It is always wonderful to greet them each spring.
This is comforting to see !
It is good to see them again.
I can feel the force in your photo.
They are like shoulders! Very nice.
lovely imagery. Spring is coming!
Lovely, our daffodils are out now and they really cheer up the garden x
Hi. They are certainly tough… I like the word ‘shouldering’. Jane
What a lovely sight!
Seedbud, you must live in a very special place. Your recent pictures have been stunning! ~Mary
Lovely! Resurrection – life through death… We are preparing for winter here at the moment.
Hi there – just to let you know that I have tagged/nominated your blog for an award. Details at http://tinylessonsblog.com/2013/03/18/1489-words-of-thanks/. Congratulations!
You have captured the joy and hope of spring
Can’t wait to see this at my house. It’s snowing as I gaze out my window. Maybe there is green already under all this snow.
Oh, so nice to see.Not for a while here, we got a foot or more of snow.
So exciting! But you’ve got daffodils popping up already? I’ve still got snow, and we’re due to get 6+ inches!
So nice to see! Thank goodness they are strong and hardy!
Nice to see they are pushing up SOMEWHERE. Winter just won’t stop here in Wisconsin. We got 2 1/2 inches in Madison today
Lovely gentle shots of nature with a touch of passion. Great.
Lovely. I like it a lot!!!
Oh look! Daffodilts and strawberry plants emerge from under the snow.
beautiful photo! it reminds me of the lotus growing up from the mud.
…”shouldering its way”–you are a lovely poet.
Beautiful. The emergence of Spring bulbs is always awesome and encouraging.
Incredible work as always! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. http://jaybluepoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/the-one-lovely-blog-award/
Looks like your spring is behind mine. Our daffys started blooming is week
Vicariously enjoying spring through these posts as we received yet another large blanket of snow!
Reblogged this on poetsutopia and commented:
Love your photo & words. My daffodil buds are under snow right now in Boston. Boo hoo.
New spring life, always worthy of of some wonderful poetry
So exciting! Looks like you’ve got little soldiers standing to attention. I’ve got 5 in my garden, so far.
Do you have a like button? I looked to click but couldn’t see one.
Wonderful image, appropriate title …
Beautiful shot! It’s so exciting when everything starts to come back after a cold winter!
Technically it is Spring now…but winter is holding on as hard as it can.
It’s March 22 and the temperature has dipped back down into the 30s.
Little flowers shivering!
Cute strong little daffodils … they smell Spring
Thanks for visiting The Ark’s spot.
I know zip about poetry, but this one is cool and the photo is nice as well.
Excellent picture – full of meaning and somehow amusing too.
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