Sprouting, Anticipating


Yesterday I discovered a paper bag with four paperwhite bulbs—forgotten and sprouting exuberantly. I tucked them in among the spent paperwhite bulbs I planted in December.

All our outdoor bulbs remain under a thick blanket of snow. The Irish daffodils are appearing in our markets and were irresistible.Their scent fills the house and nips at the tails of the woodsmoke. They increase my anticipation for a trip to Ireland only six weeks away. Travel and spring. Both worth waiting for, I think.

I’m happy to keep the perpetual flow of green indoors until our world shifts to spring. 129twigandvine_daffodils


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate George
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 13:42:50

    I must get you to myself for some chat about travel! I am dying to get to Ireland again. I was thinking a writer’s residency on the coast would be perfect…


  2. thefieryredhead
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 14:56:24

    I just had two bunches of Irish daffodils in the house. The scent was intoxicating! Excited for your trip too🙂


  3. ayna
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 00:39:06

    Oh my, at first look I thought they were dino claws🙂 Awesome!


  4. anecdotalgoat
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 18:30:00

    Daffodils are my favorite spring-time flower!


  5. themknits
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 12:36:55

    Lovely photos! Reminds me I need to get some bulbs to force inside to help chase away the winter and welcome spring. I am so jealous of your upcoming travel. I have always wanted to go to Ireland. Have a fantastic time! Hopefully we will see some photos here post-travels?🙂



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