The first daff is the sweetest

A little yellow goes a long way at the beginning of the daffodil season. ‘Little Gem’ in the moongate bed is always the first of our daffs to bloom. (The ones pictured below are an even weensier unidentified variety near the staff entrance to the mansion. You have to have your eyes wide open to spot them.)  They’re a good three weeks ahead according to last year’s calendar. Who knows what that means for the rest of our daffs? All we can do is cross our fingers that we get some late-winterish cold nights that cause them to hold off long enough to properly celebrate Daffodil Days, scheduled for April 14 – May 6. (The rest of you however, may be allowed to get excited about an early spring. Huzzah!)

Blithewold's first daffodils