Monday, February 14, 2011

Picking Daffodils

Just north of where I live, there's a place called Montara Mountain,
Many years ago, there was a nursery on the mountain, which sold daffodils.  Although the nursery is long gone, clumps of naturalized daffodils remain in hidden grottos.
On Sunday, some friends and I went for a hike on the mountain in search of daffodils and pretty afternoon light. We found both:
At the end of the day, we headed home, our hearts filled with flowers, friendship and light:

16 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

Rinda, this is so beautiful! I love dafoodils and how nice to combine these happy flowers with a trip with friends. It looks like you had a really good time!

Irene said...

Friends, flowers and warm weather, I call this a lovely day well spent.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

The pictures and the flowers are so pretty. You are so lucky that you can go and pick these pretty flowers with your friends.

Hope you're having a great week.

Amy said...

Oh ... now you really tickle my fancy with those sunflare shots - divine, and so suited to daffodil photos!
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a wonderful time,Rinda.....what better way to spend an afternoon.Our daffs are just starting to peek through....no flowers yet, just stalks.

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sm3wkl said...

These photos are stunning! We are still dreaming of flowers here...maybe in a month we will start getting some blooms.

Julie Shoemaker said...

Sounds like an absolutely wonderful day. Love these photos. I have daffodils in my garden, which I hope to see very soon.

laurie said...

nothing says spring like a bunch of daffodils. sounds like a wonderful outing (a "treasure hunt") with friends.

Sian said...

Yes, it looks like a treasure hunt to me too - what a cheerful hint of spring on what is a very cold and wet halfterm holiday here. Thank you for that splash of yellow!

Lizzie said...

Some really lovely photos there, Rinda - of what was obviously a lovely day!
We're still waiting for our daffs - but we have snowdrops and some early crocuses, which are so pretty.
I remember staying with a friend whose family ran a flower nursery. I was allowed to pick some flowers for my mum - I returned home with armfuls of daffodils, thrilled to be able to give her all those flowers; mortified, she had to explain to me that it was rude to take so many... My friend's dad was so nice about it! But I still remember that huge, huge field, like a giant yellow ocean of flowers - I have never seen so many daffodils all together - it was wonderful!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

BEAUTIFUL post with great photos and lovely sentiments. I love this, Rinda! So happy that you had a day like this with friends - what a treat. :o)

Deb said...

Gorgeous photography! It's amazing that you're looking for daffodils, while I have several feet of snow over my garden! Thanks for letting me share some of your sunshine.

Karen said...

What a perfect afternoon! Can't think of anything better, especially sitting here with 17° temperatures! Love, love daffodils--such a ray of sunshine.

debs14 said...

The lighting in these photos is just perfect. So much happy, sunny, yellowness! Thanks for inviting a bit of West Coast USA sunshine into a grey miserable UK day.

Lauren said...

ACK - I think blogger ate my comment. :(

Was just saying how neat this is and how much I love the shots with the light and flowers! Gorgeous and makes me want to go there!