The daffodils have finished their first flush of blooms, and now hang sad-looking dried heads. But the second round of blooms have already started taking their place. I love that I can find something new every morning when I step outside. Daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, anemones, trout lilies, Bloodroot, Green and Gold. And tomorrow there will be something new to add to the list. The honeybees and bumblebees are feasting on the rich nectar and the yellow pollen, as they fly away with their pollen sacs loaded down. God sure had a sense of humor when he made those plump bumblebees who are so graceful, even though they do ‘bumble around’ in the flowers.
I should have daffodils of one kind or another blooming for at least another month, maybe longer. And then the summer annuals and perennials will begin their display. I’m already seeing the buds of the hydrangea leaves and the azalea blossom buds. The red buds are just beginning to peek out of their hiding places. The fountain is cleaned, filled and splashing away, drawing in the birds and insects. If life ever gets better than springtime, I just don’t know if I can survive with my breath taken away for so long!