Friday, February 20, 2009


“Daffodils that come before the swallows dare and take the winds of March with beauty,” wrote William Shakespeare in his 1623 romantic comedy “The Winter’s Tale.” The Barb was correct: daffodils are defiant. Thank goodness!

This morning, it’s cool and crisp, 22 degrees. Although they are not native to the Tennessee Valley or any valley within 3,000 miles of where I now sit (More species are native to Spain than any other country), the daffodils I planted along the driveway are beginning to unfurl, bright and yellow. You have to admire their panache.

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