Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sunshiny Daffodilly Days

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...  ~Susan Polis Shutz

We are having lovely golden sunshine-filled days here.


They match the colour of our new daffodil blossoms beautifully.   These seem to have budded early to me, we planted them only two months ago.  Perhaps the winter chills and rain of last week combined with the sunshine of this one has called up their nodding heads, rising to greet us with the warm glow of their smiles.

Yet the sun is not bringing us any springtime warmth yet.  We have had our coldest days and nights for the year this week with these clear days.  It will become colder yet.  Every morning I wonder whether Jack Frost has visited.  I am still waiting.

It is also school holiday time.  We have lots planned while enjoying the warmth of indoors: building and decorating a small card dollhouse, some sewing projects, knitting a doll's jacket and some crochet on the go.  Along with some singing and playing and baking together.  The girls are enjoying each other's company (for about 5-10 minutes before they need me to intervene, usually with consoling cuddles for little Eee).  However our time is free; no hurrying the girls anywhere, no need to urge them to be dressed at a particular time, nothing is demanded except food and attention.  So you'll see less of me here and more of me there with them - making, doing and simply being together.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

4 comments:

alecat said...

Oh, we did post similar thoughts today. Your daffies look lovely. I don't think mine will open fully until perhaps tomorrow or the day after, so I'll experiment with more photography then. :)

Beth Brawley Taylor said...

And you will never have an ounce of regret for investing your time in your sweet girls. Good for you!!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Your daffs look lovely, none round our way yet. I was just thinking yesterday that my anenomes and ranunculus seemed to be flowering earlier than normal, we have had lovely weather lately, the cold isn't too bad so long as the sun is bright.

Homestay Mama said...

You've got your priorities in the right order. Good for you! :-)

Daffodils in July, Hmmm, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that one. Let's see...if my daffodils bloom in February up here, shouldn't that be equal to August in the land down under? Anyway, yours are very pretty!

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