“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

The daffodils have bloomed. It was an overnight miracle. When I went to get the papers this morning, the first thing I noticed was the bright eye-catching yellow. I had been waiting for them to bloom as I knew they were close. I saw each lovely flower dipping ever so slightly as if in homage to the sun. I stopped for a while to check out the rest of the garden, not wanting to miss a single thing. I noticed one hyacinth has a red flower close to blooming. Other daffodils have buds almost ready to open. Small hyacinths dot the different gardens. White croci have appeared. My garden is alive and filled with spring.

The sun is bright, but the day is chilled by a slight breeze. I was on the deck for a while watching Gracie in the yard and the birds at the feeders, but I got cold so I came inside for coffee and some biscotti, orange-cranberry.

Yesterday I bought flowers, primroses, and a new pot for the front steps. I’ll plant them today. They are hearty flowers which will survive the 40˚ nights. It is still too early for garden flowers, and I’m champing at the bit. I love buying flowers. I also need several new clay pots for the deck, and my small vegetable garden needs the fence fixed. Spring brings lots of garden chores, even for small gardens like mine.

My laundry is sitting in the hall. Today is day one. I brought it down from upstairs this morning.  The longest it has sat in the hall is three days before I couldn’t take it anymore. It isn’t as if doing the laundry is anathema. It is just one of those things. When I was a kid, I always thought that making the bed was a waste of time because it got slept in again that night. I figured it was easier leaving it in the morning as it was already cozy from the night before. My logic was generally refuted.

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12 Comments on ““A flower blossoms for its own joy.””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    It’s spring and of course the daffodils would bloom along with everything else that grows and causes allergy sufferers misery. Spring’s best are warm weather, baseball and blooms. I think god played a dirty trick on us by giving us Spring weather, beautiful plants and hay fever.

    Today is both mine and my daughter’s birthday. The sun is trying to peek out from behind the clouds and rain with thunderstorms is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. The high temperature today should be in the 80s. Typical spring weather in tornado alley.

    • katry Says:

      Here the day time high has been around 57˚ while the nights are in the 40’s so it isn’t quite spring yet. Nothing that blooms this time of year gives me hay fever. That will be in a while when there are lilacs.

      Happy birthday!! I hope you have a most wonderful celebration, you and your daughter.

      80’s is August weather here.

      • flyboybob Says:

        I will be thinking about you in August when it’s 105 degrees here. I vote for hot summers and no snow or ice any day of the week. Thanks for the birthday wish. Having birthdays is a good thing. It’s better than the alternative, dying young. I guess you and I are past the ability to die young. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I’m chuckling at your last sentence. You’re right!!

        At no time in my memory did we here on the Cape ever reach 100˚. Ghana was different: we had several days in a row over 100˚. Cold winters make us appreciate the summer even more!

    • Birgit Says:

      Happy Birthday, Bob! Have a great day!

  2. olof1 Says:

    I think I have one daffodill on the way now, we call them Easter lilies and this year it looks as if it will open up just at the right time.The white relatives, I think You call them narcissus’s will come later on and we call them Pentecost lilies since they tend to open up around that time 🙂

    Lots of plants are showing now but they won’t open up for some weeks I guess. A few primroses flowers though. Soon You’ll have passed us and summer will come to You earlier than here, just as it should be.

    Sunny in the morning here and I had to scrape ice from the car windows when I left for work. The clouds arrived when I was leaving to go home and now a gentle rain falls. I guess that’s ok since I’ve moved some irises and now I don’t need to water them today 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I have five or six dafs all over the gardens. In the front garden are 4 hyacinths getting really close to blooming. I like to check every day. I wouldn’t want to miss a single flower!

      Summer off cape will come far earlier than here on the cape. June is sometimes cold. You can never can tell how it will be.

      Yikes, ice on the windshield is about the worst. We are, I think, passed that now. It is cloudy now. The sun has disappeared.

      I have an irrigation system for the from lawn and flowers. I have to water the vegetable garden and the pots on the deck, and they are many, including herbs.

      Have a great evening!!

  3. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The garden is blooming; the laundry is not done. I used to tell my parents that making the bed was useless, since I was going to just sleep in it that night ( or cleaning my room ) but they didn’t agree..
    I tend to use my bed as a “desk” these days, putting books, sketch pads and other items on it, since I hurt my back. At least that’s my excuse these days.
    Lori and the Crew

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      Only the spring bulbs are out here, still too early. Pansies are okay to plant not as they don’t mind the chill. Everything else has to wait until May.

      My back is painful as well, but I stay downstairs so I can watch TV and read.

      Hope your back gets better.

      Kat and the kids waving!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m still here. Saturday was busy and I was out all day with friends.

    The flowering thing is going very slowly in my yard. I was in despair and positive that spring would never come until I found a tiny Johnny Jump Up growing in the lawn. Then I walked (well, hobbled, really) around to the side lawn and discovered that overnight many many clumps of chionodoxa had bloomed all over the side lawn. There they were, tiny sapphire stars, peeking up through the brown grass and making me very happy indeed. There is even something green and fuzzy growing in the giant mud patch behind the house. It’s probably moss but it’s still something green and, at this point, I’ll take it.

    My laundry is sitting next to the bathroom door. It is day 8, I think. When I can get down the cellar stair, it’ll get done.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      What a great way to spend a Saturday!

      You too had a miracle in your yard. All of a sudden there were flowers! I think they appear just before we despair of spring ever arriving. They are hopeful signs that make us glad.

      My laundry too is still sitting by the door. I already know I won’t get to it today as I have to go to the dump, to CVS and then the store for the ingredients for my appies for tonight’s Amazing Race.

      I doubt I’ll even get to making my bed.

      Have a great Sunday!!

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