Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Daffodil Dreams

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

~ Wordsworth

It's almost time for the annual Tulip Festival here in the Skagit Valley - People come from all over the world to enjoy the riot of colors, losing themselves in acres of tulips and daffodils of every variety and color. As I drive through the farmland, the tall, sprightly stalks of the daffodils just cracking color wave fancifully at me. My heart fills with the lightness of a promise fulfilled... Spring is here! And life is good!


Sophia said...

I would LOVE to be a part of a tulip festival. It's been too long!! :) LOVE your photos. Ahhhhhh.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julia! Beautiful photos! It must me amazing to have that blossom right before your very eyes every year. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Blessings to you! :)

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day and for your lovely comment (and for following too! I love this poem and the daffodils. My heart's happier in spring-time as well. Blessings!

PurestGreen said...

Years ago I stayed in the Lake District in the spring time, in a small cottage in the middle of a national park. In the mornings I could hear the lambs calling. And yes, there were daffodils. Sigh...lovely.