Photographer peterastin tells us about this February 14, 2020 image: It was taken in a garden centre in Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes, UK!
Archive for February, 2010
Photographer eiderdrake tells us about this image: It was taken on Saturday 6th February this year at Benholm Walk on Brotherton Estate near Johnshaven which is in the county of Kincardineshire on the east coast of Scotland. Although they now grow wild and unmanaged here in the woodlands at Benholm, I would imagine they were typically first introduced to the wood many, many years ago when this area of the estate was managed and maintained as a recognised walk from Benholm Bridge to Brotherton Castle.
On this photo’s flickr page, here is a description of the photography: The heavy rains we had first thing yesterday morning had eased by mid day so I went down to Benholm for a few hours to catch up. The overcast, cloudy conditions provided a nice even, shadowless light and the slight drizzle added a lovely sparkle to the lush green shoots of the newly emerged daffodils. I love this time of year and I love working in light like this.
Photographer whitelakelee tells us about this February 14, 2010 image: I took the daffodil photo at a winery garden in Napa, California. There are many wineries with beautiful gardens in Napa. In spring, you can see mustard, aprocot, cherry, and other flowers as well as daffodils and tulips.
Photographer Jef Poskanzer tells us about this February 13, 2010 image: The daffs are near the Point Bonita lighthouse, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. I believe they escaped from the lighthouse keeper’s garden a long time ago and are now feral.
Here is information about Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Photographer jvas90 tells us about this image: It was taken last Saturday Feb. 13, 2010 on the Berry College campus in Rome, GA. We usually see the daffodils bloom here in Georgia around the first couple of weeks in February.. sometimes as early as the last week in January. This winter however has been colder than normal for us.. I am hoping to go for a walk today and see if any of them have bloomed.
Photographer hawgwildterry tells us about this February 16, 2010 image: The photo was taken in what is known as the Skagit Valley which is located in Skagit County, Washington. The location of the valley is west of the town of Mt. Vernon.
This area is a large daffodil and tulip growing area and features a yearly Tulip Festival which I will provide a link to for this year.
The location of this shot was 17949 Beaver Marsh Road, Mt. Vernon WA 98273. If you have Microsoft Streets and Trips or any other mapping program you see the location. Better yet, if you have Google Earth you can see the satellite photo of the area and see the valley and all the farms.
For more information on the photo you can click on the link located on the right side of the photo page ‘Additional Information’ and then the ‘More Properties’ link.
Addendum on February 22, 2010: Wife and I went up again yesterday and the daffodils are really starting to show their color. Irises are getting close and the tulips are about 6″ out of the ground. We still have a chance of a March cold snap and snow. Could get interesting around the valley if that happens.
More harvesting photos are posted on hawkwildterry’s photostream.
You can see our Skagit Valley listing on daffodilfestivals.com here.
Photographer Tim’sSeaGlimpses tells us about this February 14, 2010 image: The far west of Cornwall has many tiny daffodil meadows/fields, many hidden away from roads. With a careful choice of varieties in our comparatively mild climate (compared to the rest of the UK) the season can run from mid-Dec to March.
The comment on the flickr page: Daffodils brighten up a grey February morning, but these flowers have already opened too far for picking to send to market.
You can see additional images of these fields and elsewhere on Tim’sSeaGlimpses Daffodils set.
Photographer Sam Schmidt tells us about this February 18, 2010 photo: I took a walk south of the UC Davis campus, and not far from the Mondavi Center and teaching vineyard when I saw a field with a bunch of daffodils and rosemary bushes (Robert Mondavi gave a ton of money to UC Davis for a food and wine program before he died, the vineyard is just now coming in, and you can see the vine supports in the background of some of the pictures.). The horses in the background are there because this field is located between the Mondavi center and the Equestrian center just south of the campus. While I took these pictures yesterday (the 18th), I’ve seen daffodils in bloom for at least the last two weeks around town. I wanted to make sure to shoot this field of them before they started to wilt.
You can see more daffodil photos from the same period of time in Sam Schmidt’s Early Spring set.
Photographer Plane Nuts! tells us about this Valentine’s Day 2010 image: It was taken in Sacramento, California and it resides in a planter box.
The flickr page notes says the following about this Olympian daffodil: This guy is head and shoulders above the rest of the competitors in the flower / planting boxes in the back yard.