Thursday, January 28, 2010

This ain't no mellow yellow!


Admit it.

You've been waiting with bated breath to see the first Daffodil of pseudo-Spring here in Austin!

And here she is.

I think she's a "Yellow Fortune", but then again, she could be a "Dutch Master."

In any case, she's pretty and a single spot of color on this gray and rainy winter day.

I enjoyed my one warm day in the garden this week and got a lot done, but now it's back to reality.

Thunderstorms are forecast for today and tomorrow night we are expecting a low of 28 - pretty cold for us.

And then highs in the 40s for the weekend.

Not gardening weather, but definitely good for the garden. We need the rain as we are still down from the past year's drought.

Luckily, I can peek out and see my little daffodil from the breakfast room window to perk me up!


getgrounded said...

wow, Diana, your garden is the early bird! I have sprouts coming up which is encouraging, but I'm still weeks away from blooms. Nice to get to see yours in the meantime.

Cindy, MCOK said...

The forecasts keep changing on us so I'm really not sure what to expect here on my corner of Katy. I love that daffodil ... I still have Texas Star Jonquils in the fridge!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lucky you. It is to be in the 20's today. Brrrr...

Cyndy said...

I'll take a lovely bloom from a pseudo spring anytime!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Ahhhhhhhh jealousy jealousy wracks my soul, seeing this joyful bloom. No, not really, but it does make me long for spring to find us. We're still at least three months from daffodils, unless we have a mild and early spring. I'm not holding my breath on that, but I'll enjoy spring in other gardens for the time being...

Jayne said...

I don't have daffodils in our new garden, but they've always been a sunny favorite. Perhaps next year :-)

Daphne Richards said...


Diana said...

getgrounded - it is really early - even for my garden. The rest are still a little bit behind this girl.

Cindy -- Isn't this the weirdest weather year? This one is one I planted last January - so you can still put your Jonquils in the ground.

Lisa -- So sorry you have a bit of winter to go. But remember, when it's August and we are miserable, you'll be in beautiful weather!

Jodi - I know - I'm tempted not to post such things so as not to upset my Northern friends. But I love watching your orchids and indoor things and even the snow scenes - sometimes we long for 4 seasons, too.

Jayne -- There's always next year! Heck, I planted these last January, you could still throw some in a hole somewhere and have them in April!

eric @ said...

AAAH! You beat me to it! My shoots are 10-14 inches tall, and I've got mini-buds that are about to burst, but up where I am in North Austin, the sun never shone on my garden today, and as a result - NADA!

Congrats on your spring blooms!

Amy said... already have a bloom. Well, you really do have a green thumb!

Diana said...

Daphne - Thanks! They really are my favorite flower, so I'm pretty psyched.

Eric - Well, we will both have to bring them in tomorrow so we can enjoy them inside over the hard freeze! I remember mine took forever to open last year and I was counting the days.

Amy - Nah - these are bulbs I put in last January. I think abusing them made the happier than babying them!

Maggie said...

I have just come across your blog somehow or other!!
I am deep in the country in Herefordshire,UK and love your photos....but do you have snowdrops? They are the first to emerge here and are just battling their way though the fairly frozen ground.
But we have just had another unforecast snowfall here, we have had amazing snow this year, first time in years. Roll on Spring


Diana said...

Maggie - Glad you found me! I personally don't have snowdrops, but I know others who do. I think I may need to get some since I like early bloomers and bulbs. No snow here this year. We only get it about every 5-10 years!