Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Depressed Daffodils and Sad, Little Tulips

Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella. ~ Terri Guillemets


This little gardener is in desperate need of some sunshine.


I get so cranky with the false starts and stops of gardening in springtime. Wasn't it just last week that I was happily slathering on sunscreen and madly cleaning up the garden beds?

And, just that quick winter made a comeback.


Each morning, I peer hopefully out the window only to be greeted by heavy dark rain clouds obscuring the mountains. Mother Nature having a giggle at our expense.


Sweet spring bulbs try their level best to add cheer to these gloomy surroundings and I guess that's why we plant them. No matter the weather, they insist on doing a colorful job. But, just look at this gal...

Have you ever seen such a depressed Daffodil?




23 comments:

Katherine said...

What an optimistic daffodil! We watched our gardens disappear under snowbanks too. It's so hard. And then the thick frost comes...4 degrees this morning. Even the stalwart old peonies cringed.

Alison said...

Oh, that poor fainting tulip, looking like an old Victorian lady with a case of the vapors!

I'd be fed up too, with all the false stops and starts.

A Garden of Threads said...

I do not even have daffodils or tulips in bloom. There dumping of snow will not bother them. But, I do hope you see sunshine soon:)

Jo said...

The snow on your blooms is just beautiful! A belated happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day to you!

Laurrie said...

They're lovely photos, kind of sweet but a little distressing. Tulips and daffodils are survivors, though, and will come through when it warms up.

Ramona said...

Oh, poor little daffodil. She needs some sunshine! Don't we all? I'm beginning to get grumpy about this bi-polar weather we've been having!

Marguerite said...

The tulips may be quite sad but they actually look quite fetching against the white backdrop. Okay, I know that doesn't really help. I can sympathize. Ice pellets are spraying the window outside as I type. Expecting 10cm of snow by the end of tonight here. Wanted to let you know I received your lovely package in the mail just this evening (a bright spot on an otherwise bleary day!). Can't wait to try out funny italian carrots!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for being patient with me. I haven't been to visit anyone forever. We had hail (a lot of little hail) here Tuesday morning. In fact, it looked like snow drifts! Odd weather... How are your flowers looking today?

caite said...

pretty...but sad. :-(

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You poor baby. Just remember that these spring snows don't stick around as long as winter snows. That little daff will be looking all sunshine and smiles in no time at all.

Cynthia said...

That is super sad! Looks like major flooding will be unavoidable this year. I'm headed to Oakley this weekend for a 'sandbag' party at my cousin's home. Sad weather indeed!

ProfessorRoush said...

Ouch. I'm feeling for ya, Kate.

Lona said...

Tulips in the snow. It makes a pretty picture Kate but I know you are tired of snow. Tulips are pretty tough flowers. Thank you so much for the Birthday card. It was so beautiful.Hugs!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Everyone!
And, happy spring. I know the sun is shining somewhere.... :))

Marguerite - glad the care package arrived.

Dear Cynthia ~
When you're done sand-bagging in Oakley, please swing by my place and do the same! The meadow across the road is under water and the path to Black Hawk Station is roped off for fear we'll fall in and drift away!

You're very welcome, Lona!
Have a very happy birthday. :))

scottweberpdx said...

Ugh...it's so hard to move past winter when it just keeps rearing it's ugly head!

sweetbay said...

Sorry that winter is still winning. :( Keeping my fingers crossed for you that the sun comes out soon!

Leslie said...

One of the many things I love about reading blogs is seeing the different ways spring comes to different gardens. Your photos are lovely, if sad!

Snowcatcher said...

And now you're sending it my way?!?!? Thanks a lot!!!

Just teasing. We always get a freeze after the pink trees blossom. So it's time once again.

I love your photos, even though those poor little flowers look so cold!

garden girl said...

Aw. . . ! I really feel for you. Spring is definitely tardy this year.

Somewhere along the line in the last couple of years, I gave up stressing about the weather, and just do my best to enjoy each day no matter what it's doing outside. My new attitude is definitely getting tested this spring!

Rose said...

I love the quote, Kate! Not much we can do about the ups and downs of life but carry an umbrella. Poor little daffodil, but you have to give it credit for sticking around even in the snow.

I meant to email you, but I seem to be behind in everything these days--I received the Italian seeds in the mail a week or so ago. Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to having a little bit of Italy in my garden this year:)

joey said...

Farther ahead than me, dear Kate! We too had snow and the weather here is frightful for April. Yes, the sun does shine ... and we all will catch up. Easter blessings :)

jan said...

Poor little pretties! I hope the sun warms them back up, soon!

Kate @ Gardening and Gardens said...

Oh dear! And here I am complaining about all the rain and cooler temps we are having! Those are some tough little plants though. They will make it through. Somehow your snow covered blooms look beautiful, despite the fact that they shouldn't be snow covered! :) Hope it warms up for you soon!