Could it be?

by Joanne on April 2, 2010

Ted, Shane and I went for a wonderful 3 1/2 mile walk this morning.  It was a day off from “real” work so I had fun things planned.  

It’s the Fort To Fort run tomorrow.  The weather looks absolutely PERFECT!  I should be excited, so why am I nervous?  This is a short run, 10K.  What’s going on in my head that I can’t pull into my conscious thought? 

To counteract that nervousness, I busied myself in the kitchen and while working in my kitchen, I took a glance out the window.  Wait!  Could it be?!

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I have to grab the camera and get a little closer

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Sneaking up on it, ever so quietly….

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Among the burdocks and the weeds… 

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The daffodil.  Spring has sprung!  🙂

“Daffodils” (1804)

I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretch’d in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed — and gazed — but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

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A wonderful surprise to find in our yard on Good Friday. 

I’ve been busy preparing for Easter.

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How about you?

Joanne

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5 Comments

  • At 2010.04.02 20:26, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

    Ahhh!! Daffodils! I love spring flowers. We don’t have anything but crocuses up here right now. Things will pop this weekend with the warm temps, though.

    Have a super race!
    .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..Maple Syrup Winner and relaxing. =-.

    • At 2010.04.02 21:00, Joanne said:

      Lori: I love spring flowers as well and the temps. were in the low 80’s here today -FINALLY!
      Thanks for the well wishes on the race. 🙂

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        • At 2010.04.02 22:39, Judi said:

          I just posted some photos of daffodils too. They are just blooming here as well. Perfect timing for Easter!

          Have fun tomorrow. (I am always nervous before a race!)
          .-= Judi´s last blog ..Running with daffodils =-.

          • At 2010.04.03 07:36, Joanne said:

            Judi: Thanks – I’ll have to check that out.

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