Photographer hillwards tells us about this January 23, 2011 image: I don’t know what variety the daffodils are, they were in the garden when we moved here two years’ ago and we dug them up last spring after the flowers had died down to rescue them from building work. We threw them into a pot in the shed, intending to plant them back into the garden as soon as we has a suitable space. Alas, we have barely started landscaping the garden yet, and so they remained neglected in the shed until I found them sprouting in there the other week and have now planted them into containers so that they will still lighten up the garden even while it is a work in progress. Next year hopefully they will have a space of their own!
Archive for January, 2011
Photographer roseannadana tells us about this January 22, 2011 image: This image was shot in Skagit County near Mt. Vernon and is one of the many fields that hold promise of beautiful yellow Daffodils to come. Though it was a cloudy and hazy day the fields looked beautiful!
Photographer Snapping Beauty tells us about this image: It was taken in Wake Forest, NC yesterday (Jan 20). These bulbs were just planted last fall, so it will be their first bloom. I will most likely post photos of them again when they bloom.
… and on this photo’s flickr post, these comments from the photographer: Not much to this shot technically, but I was excited to see them coming up. Spring’s almost here! Assignment: “How low can you go? Make a photograph today from a low point of view.”
We were intrigued by the description on the flickr post, so we asked Snapping Beauty about the assignment: The photo assignments come from the daily shoot website at www.dailyshoot.com/. There are thousands of photographers who follow the assignments and use them for inspiration. There’s also a daily shoot group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/dailyshoot/) where those of us on Flickr post our photos for the assignments. No prizes or awards. It’s just for fun, and some healthy critiques of our work.
Photographer Tim’sSeaGlimpses tells us about this January 20, 2011 image: A wet autumn followed by a long, bitterly cold winter (so far) in west Cornwall has made this the latest daffodil season since we have lived here (we have always had daffodils flowering before Christmas until now!).
Photographer Bratach tells us about this January 23, 2011 image: The daffodils grow all along the wall, and at the moment most of the apparent shoots are not much bigger than a thumbnail.
In my ‘Brodie’ set this is a photo of some of the flowers in bloom taken from the other end of the wall.
Brodie Castle is in Morayshire in the North East of Scotland. It is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
The daffodil collection at Brodie was started many years ago by one of the lairds, and is still quite famous. Many of the flowers grown here have much longer trumpets than more modern varieties, and have more subtle colours.
Photographer plaisanter tells us about this January 19, 2011 image: “From the well-known and loved book Flower Children: The Little Cousins of the Field and Garden (c1910) Author: Gordon, Elizabeth, 1866-1922 Publisher: Chicago, P. F. Volland & company
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Photographer chando* tell us about this January 21, 2011 image: The photo is taken in the Parc de Woluwé, in Brussels (Belgium) suburb. I have now geotagged the photo so you can see the very place in the park where they’re hopefully will be plenty of daffodils. But we still have to wait for April to see them popping out… Right now, the main attraction in this lovely park are the red squirrels who are frolicking and climbing up and down the tallest trees at full speed!
, originally uploaded by penseroso.
Photographer penseroso tells us about this radiant image taken on January 20, 2011: It was taken just this morning on my way to work. The daffs are in a little pot in front of a toy store on the rim of downtown Seattle. It’s not just any toy store either, but a place where they actually make toys – trucks, dolls, planes, things that don’t need a playstation to work.
Maybe the place makes me feel good whenever I pass it, and it helps me to see the beauty in little things. It was a bonus to see these new daffodils right outside their front door. I crouched down behind them and waited for someone colorful to wander past – just for the subtle human element to place the flowers in their urban context.
You have to seize the opportunity to photograph daffodils, and photograph them a lot, because they don’t last long. Another week at most and these guys will be gone.
Photographer Peewubblewoo tells us about this January 20, 2011 image: The photo was taken in Dundry, a village atop a hill near Bristol, England. With ice and frost in abundance yesterday morning, I was quite surprised to see these little flowers working their way through the soil so early in the year.
Photographer Talgit tells us about this December 30, 2010 image: I must admit I took the shot for no reason other than I felt it represented a promise of better things to come following a very cold period of weather. The shot is from a patch of our garden that is quite untended and bare; but every year in spring there is a display of daffs. They originate from many years back when my partner’s father bought the Cottage and prepared the garden.
I live in the UK, in the far South West County of Cornwall. We are 20 miles from Lands End and a short flight from the magical archipelago of islands called the Isles of Scilly. They are a major producer of Daffodils and Narsissi. We usually enjoy a mild but wet climate during the winter months. These past two winters however have seen temperatures as low as -8C, ice, hard frosts and light snow falls. Moderate compared to some areas of the UK and certainly by US standards.
It was a day or so after the frosts, ice and snow disappeared that I spotted these shoots and decided to make the shot. Cornwall is usually one of the earliest Counties in UK to harvest Daffodils before Christmas but this year the farmers crops failed due to the bad weather. Later in February or early March will be the most prolific time for the County fields, gardens and waysides to turn yellow. Maybe if these little babies mature to flowers I will post an update.
Hope this helps. With all best wishes for 2011 to Daffodil lovers in the USA from the UK.