Photographer unclebuzz1 tells us about this January 31, 2010 photo: The picture was taken in Oxford, England. On the corner of Catte street and The High Street. The daffodils are part of a display advertising a coffee shop in the University Church. The daffodils are displayed in the front basket of an old Bicycle! The buildings in the back ground are on the High Street.
Archive for January, 2010
Photographer k~owl tells us about this January 23, 2010 photo: The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a close-up filter (Marumi DHG Achromat +5) @ f/22 (the smallest possible aperture since the close-up filter creates a very shallow depth). Camera was stabilized by a bean bag and I used a ring flash.
Location is my garden in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. I planted the bulbs on November 8th, 2008 (not that I would remember the exact date, but I posted a photo on flickr that day: www.flickr.com/photos/dsungi/3012955781).
Well, today everything is covered under a 10-cm layer of snow again. No signs of spring or sprouts … but at least I know that they are out there, waiting for better days
Here is what k~owl wrote on the flickr post: January – the darkest and dreariest month of the year. Spring seems so far away, but today I felt like going outside and searching the garden for signs of spring. And lo and behold! I discovered the first shy daffodil sprouts cleaving through the dead leaves. A sign of hope!
If you click through to this photo on flickr, there is a second photo with more sprouts posted as a comment.
Photographer Graham Gibson tells us about this January 22, 2010 image: I took the photo of these daffodils on the morning of January 22nd on my way to work. It’s been raining all week here in San Francisco, but it had stopped briefly so I took a quick detour through Yerba Buena Gardens for a few photos. The surroundings were very dark and wet, so this row of flowers stood out in contrast.
Photographer brightcloud tells us about this January 11, 2010 image: These daffodil sprouts resiliently appear year after year in my garden in Eyemouth. Eyemouth is a small fishing town on the south-east coast of Scotland. Because it meets the North Sea, not much snow lies here – but this winter was quite different. Several days of intermittent snowfall resulted in a white cover about 10″ deep. Any low-lying plants and sprouts were completely hidden from sight for several days. Nevertheless, those hardy daffodil sprouts emerged unscathed [as the thaw continued], standing green and proud.
Photographer sam2cents tells us about this January 22, 2010 image: The daffodils were planted deliberately a few years ago, but I think they’re the standard Narcissus. They look as ordinary as they come when they flower.
The image was taken in the back garden of the family home, in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, on the coastal plain on the east of Ireland, south of Dublin, running along the Irish Sea. They are located beneath a small, bushy hazel tree. They must have burst through a few days ago, but I can’t say with any certainty when.
Photographer Callum J. Cairns tells us about this January 10, 2010 snowy image: It was taken in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the very end of my parents’ garden. It stands alone currently, sheltering underneath a rather skeletal looking shrub and is emerging above leaf litter. As we had recently had heavy snowfall, (well, for us!) the snow was lying beautifully, with maybe just the beginnings of melt.
Photographer basimmons posts this January 16, 2010 photo from Virginia! She says: I took the photo right outside the Viriginia home I was born and raised in. These daffodils are very close to the house so maybe somewhat protected. Maybe that’s why they come up early. They always come up before mine do only 5 miles away. Also, they are very old bulbs. The house is 53 years old. I doubt if the bulbs are quite that old but maybe close:)
Photographer ~irene~ writes to us about this January 15, 2010 photo: The picture is taken in Amsterdam on the Valeriusplein (square) in the old south part of the city, near the Vondelpark. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood. I made this picture on my lunchbreak. I make a daily picture for my Flickr page and suddenly my eyes caught the tips of these daffodils in the snow. There’s been heavy snow for weeks now and they made me feel all optimistic and happy.
Photographer roswellsgirl tells us about this January 15, 2010 photo: The photo was taken in Mount Vernon, Wa. This is a large bulb growing area. We have a Tulip Festival in April. Washington Bulb is the biggest bulb producer in our area. Here are other photos I’ve taken of Daffodils in our area.
Photographer belladoja comments on this photograph (on flickr): Can you believe it? Jaunary and the daffodil bulbs are pushing up–right through the autumn leaves.
belldoja tells us more about this January 12, 2010 photograph: It was taken in Auburn, Washington–just north of Tacoma–about half way between Tacoma and Seattle–we have a daffodil festival in Tacoma every year. I was surprised to see the daffodils coming up so soon.