Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for . . . Daffodils

The first blooms in my garden were my daffodils. They even beat my grape hyacinth (I think I have my "G")! I remember in elementary school we made daffodils with paper saucer plates and Dixie cups. Did you do that?

In Pierce County just south of King County (which includes Seattle), there is a spring festival called the Daffodil Festival. High schools in the area hold pageants to crown a Daffodil Princess who then competes to become the Daffodil Festival Queen. I was nominated in my high school and competed in the pageant but did not win. For a while I was bitter about it and bitter toward daffodils themselves. How silly! It was not the daffodils' fault that I stunk it up at the pageant. Oh, high school and teenage girl problems!
Lonely daffodil. Like me after the pageant.

8 comments:

  1. Flowers are so amazing. Never made the craft daffodils, but I once made carnations out of tissues.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  2. You're garden looks beautiful. We still have snow on the ground here in Colorado but it's getting warmer. Glad to hear you've gotten over the pageant incident.

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    Dan Miller

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  3. These flowers are so pretty! Too bad daffodils doesn't grow here in our country :( Pfft


    Miss Uncertain---sidetracked

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  4. Please trust that there will be more lovely daffodils. And the best part is that you'll win plenty of prizes.
    Thank you visiting me and leaving a nice comment.
    Manzanita
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  5. The yellow daffodils look like the flowers of the Vanda orchid, which are so expensive here in the Philippines. It must be so nice to have these blossoms in your garden. Thanks for visiting my site. Happy bloggin!

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  6. Those daffodils are gorgeous- we don't get them in India, and I have seen them only once- on a trip to Brazil.
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    Coffee Rings Everywhere

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  7. I love daffys. We used to grow them in Massachusetts, but they don't do so well in the New Mexico desert.

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  8. Daffodils are my favorite spring flower!

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