15 March, 2010

A Promise

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” ~Dwight L. Moody


With a hopeful heart I planted a few daffodil bulbs on a cold autumn afternoon when we moved into our home nine years ago. Today it is simply amazing to see how they have multiplied; large, spreading masses of yellow blossoms brighten up our natural areas, heralding new life and warmer days to come. On Saturday we had a few heavy downpours which succeeded in trampling some of the early blooms down to the ground. I cut the broken stems away from the clumps laden with buds and put the soggy, sorry-looking flowers into a vase overnight, hoping for the best... I wasn't disappointed. And so it is, Spring returns once again, with every hope and promise fulfilled!


Life is Good!



9 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, wonderful! If yours are blooming, ours can't be TOO far behind!!!

julieQ said...

Beautiful! Flowers and sentiment both!!! Our Iris just popped up last week, so pretty.

Loris said...

Beautiful! I had some dafodils come up this year and blossom..that I don't remember planting! I'm going to this year though because they were very sweet to see.

paula, the quilter said...

Daffodils have always been my favorite flower!

Ancestor Collector said...

My daffodils haven't even broken the surface yet. And with all the rain we've had up here, maybe they've drowned!

Salem Stitcher said...

Those are the first I've seen this year; though, I can see little purple crocus in my neighbor's yard. Yay! Go Spring!!

A Garden of Threads said...

No daffodils blooming in southern Ontario, snowdrops are up only a few inches. I am ever hopeful.

MARCIE said...

Lovely! I will be happy to see those blooming in my yard before too long! Spring at last!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Mine are about four inches out of the ground. Thanks for sharing.