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!