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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pathetic Offering.....

When we were in Costa Rica I made an effort to post a blog every day.  Got in the habit.... had a great time doing it.  Felt like I had a good way to record our adventure and that it could hold the interest of a few folks...  even posting my daily sights on our walks.

Well...  now we're back in Texas.  I won't write about our walk today because we didn't take one. We did make 3 trips into Granbury...  I won't go into the details, but I've had computer problems, and my laptop is now at Staples being fixed (again).  I'm using my backup laptop (doesn't everyone have a backup?).  I suspect I'm in the minority, but I think a lot of my problems have to do with computer illiteracy rather than just bad luck.

Now...  I think posts should have a photo if possible.... you know... A picture worth a thousand words?
Here is today's offering....
This poor, ragged daffodil is trying real hard to bloom in this Texas "soil" (more like clay).
It's been a rough winter here, and obviously there hasn't been much moisture.


There's a story behind this daffodil (of course there is).
It's a descendant of bulbs I planted over 50 years ago.  I love daffodils and planted many, many of them on our place when I first got married.  That marriage didn't last, but the daffodils did.  I dug them up and took them with me...  planted them on the farm when Bill & I got married over 30 years ago.  Each time we go back to the farm (we no longer stay in the house as it's now rented).  Bill's always working along the side of the driveway which continually slips down - and the daffodil bulbs move down with the earth.  So he brought a bucket of bulbs out here to Texas a couple of years ago and planted them at our daughter's house.

Well....  that is this year's crop.
I'm not holding my breath that any others will bloom this year.

I know...  kind of pathetic, isn't it?

As I so often say....   "It is what it is"

That's All For Today!

12 comments:

  1. I used to post almost daily, but I kind of wore out after about five years. Now I try for about three times a week. I'm not one of those deep thinkers that has tons to say if nothing is going on...

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  2. I miss all the daffs we had at home.

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  3. LOVE your Daffodil. Don't feel bad, my first marriage didn't last either - neither did my second one. But this third one should have been my first. I've always loved him. We've been married for 27 years and counting.

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  4. I am so pleased that somewhere in America a daffodil believes it's spring.

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  5. That daffodil is defying all the odds and look at how cheerful that spot of yellow looks. Not pathetic - heroic.

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  6. HAHaaaa ... ditto Joanne... yay

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  7. I'm with Sandie! A daffodil--even a lone little guy--bring such joy & hope! Frankly, the daffodils that do best in our yard are the ones that are ignored. They pop up each spring out in the woods just like they know what they're doing. Sorry to hear about your laptop. About 2 years ago I put the Windows world & all its' frustrations & moved over to the Apple side of tech. SO much user-friendly!

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  8. Down here in Texas it can be harsh on some plants. Hope some more do come up. Texas has been in a drought for a couple of years now. That may be one of the reasons the daffodils aren't doing too well.

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  9. Nice story behind those daffodils, The Lone star of Texas?

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  10. I have some iris bulbs from my mom's garden that are 16 years old. Do you think they'll come back if I plant them?

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  11. A fine example of "bloom where you're planted". Glad you're back home safe and sound.

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