Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Hint of Spring


Smoke curls from the chimneys.
Sullen gray sky.
White-covered ground, or soggy bare brown.


Anticipating the January doldrums, I planted, in mid-December, several pots of paper white narcissus.  


Now, faint, intoxicating scent drifts through the air. So sweet, so evocative of warmer, sunnier days to come. The magic of creation - such beauty contained in dull bulbs. Hope. 


Just a clarification - in my last post I gave in to a bit of silliness. I am not really hoping for a castle/house exchange. But I wouldn't turn one down, either.

12 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Lorrie, your paper whites have done so much better than mine. mine are over, having grown to about 4 feet in height and produced very little flower! Yours are beautiful.

Carole said...

With the sun shining on the narcissus in your photo I can almost smell them! Heavenly.

Regina said...

hi lorrie,
your paperwhite narcissus is gorgeous
have a wonderful restweek,
hugs regina

Sheila said...

The paperwhites will certainly lift your spirits. I think I'll do the same thing and hope they bloom sometime before spring happens here ...about the end of May...

Miss Debbie said...

I have given paper whites as a gift several times, but have never had any of my own. I always thought it would be wonderful to have flowers in Jan!!

Vee said...

Love the look of paperwhites, but have never been able to handle the scent. I knew that you were just joshing yesterday, but still, don't be surprised.

Oh so glad that I could provide a few chuckles. I have laughed myself silly reading the comments. When Karen/Happyone said that it sounded as if I were riding a horse, I really cracked up. At least she didn't say that I sounded like a horse. :D

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the flowers!

As far as the last post, I too would love a castle stay. :)

Linda said...

Your paperwhite narcissus are beautiful! And the sight of sun shining through a window....love that. It's cold and damp here in southeast Texas...and I'm tired of it. This is the south for crying out loud!!

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful taste of spring, they are lovely. The picture high lighted by the sun is so beautiful.

Ima Weed said...

A guarantee to lift the spirit. I have just put a note on my December 2011 calendar to do this.

Pamela said...

Love paperwhites. I should have thought to get some this winter but just looking at yours I feel the peace and hope they bring.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh...aren't beautiful fragrant bulbs such gifts in the midst of winter! Lovely!
Have a beautiful day, Lorrie!
;-D Kathleen