Monday 21st of March 2011 08:16 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
“The daffodil is our doorside queen;
She pushes upward the sword already,
To spot with sunshine the early green.”
William Cullen Bryant
An Invitation to the Country
The daffodils got the memo: It was the first day of spring yesterday.
And seemingly overnight, the bright green shoots I'd been watching for a week suddenly sported tiny yellow sunbonnets outside my front door.
On Sunday morning, the daffodils at the church parsonage seemed to be on steroids. My daffodils at home were anemic compared to the hearty variety planted near our minister's door.
These are my kind of flowers. They bloom in spite of my ineptitude as a gardener.