Monday, February 21, 2011

The Jonquils are Blooming!


Recently, I wrote a post called The Joy of Jonquils which featured a story about our being surprised to find thousands of Jonquils sprouting up on some land we bought last summer. I had no idea the flowers were there and I was absolutely thrilled to see them.

This past weekend, my parents and my husband and I went out to our land to put up a Martin house, and this is the sight that welcomed us ...


The Jonquils are blooming — and what a sight they are!

In places, they are so thick they look like meadows of yellow blossoms.

They are even growing on the banks of the little creek that runs through our property.

I can't wait for these to bloom!

There were so many, we couldn't avoid driving over them, and it pained me to step on them while we were putting up the Martin house.

We have tentatively laid out the driveway, and were amazed to see that the majority of the flowers will be lining the drive, and won't have to be moved. It looks as if they were planted with that in mind.

I think these beautiful flowers are some of the best lagniappe I've ever received, and I know I'm going to cherish and enjoy them for many years to come.

We're looking forward to enjoying the wildlife, too ... and this cute little guy was happily foraging amongst the leaves when we drove up, and stayed around long enough for me to capture his picture.

I probably won't think he's so cute when he's "foraging" amongst my flower beds after we move into our house, but for now, I'll just enjoy his visits.

10 comments:

Pat said...

What a beautiful treasure, Janie! Loved seeing this and the little fella in the last photo.

We had a raccoon on our deck at the lake one night. Molly barked, so we turned on the deck light. There in a corner sat a young raccoon. One would think nothing of this, since there are quite a lot of wild critters around the lake. What made this unusual...our deck is 5 stories up!

Deb said...

what a nice surprise....love the litle raccoon..they are so fun to watch...of course can be very destructive...

MeenyMoe said...

Beautiful!! What is the difference between a Jonquil and a Buttercup? Is there any? I grew up in Indiana and we called them Jonquils. Here in the south, all I ever hear is Buttercup! LOL I say Jonquil and everyone gives me a funny look like, "oh lord...there goes that Northern girl again!" :) - Karen

Southern Lady said...

Karen, I'm about as southern as you can get, and I've always heard them called jonquils or daffodils. Actually, they're all from the same family, but daffodil blossoms are larger.

I call the little pink wildflowers that grow along roadsides in the spring "buttercups." If you would like to see my post about them, you can click on this link: Buttercups Blowin' in the Wind.

Whatever they are, I love them ... lol

racheld said...

Golden Lagniappe!! And the little fellow already resident (Jonquil or JOHNquil?) will be a good neighbor, I'm sure.

This brighted me on this cold, dreary morning, but I'm already in a good mood because of all we accomplished yesterday---we're PINKING the whole house, it seems, hanging garlands and doing some Spring cleaning already.

I've also had word that dear friends may be coming for a visit, so that's a lovely thing to contemplate, as well.

I looked in on your photo blog, and the header magnolia is like no picture I've ever seen---haunting as the far-away echo of Taps. I just cannot tell you.

Your new home will be surrounded by sunshine.

Jenni said...

I am so glad you recieved such a nice "lagniappe" in the form of beautiful Jonquils....

and I was thinking....another reason those pink flowers you spoke of are called buttercups is because of the powdery yellow "butter" in their centers.... when I was a child I picked one and smelled it, and got the "butter" on my nose.....

Y'all are going to have such a beautiful homeplace....

Jenni

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I know you will enjoy these lovely blooms for many, many years..and perhaps at one time in the future you will not be happy with the little visitor but for now he is a treat. Great shots...
Molly

Carolyn said...

Oh wow, what a treasure. We have raccoons that visit regularly and they really aren't much of a pest. Just keep a tight lid on the trash! They love to forage there as well.

Picket said...

What a glorious sight to behold!!! I love this post...what a beautiful blessing you now have...I am so happy for you...loved the little raccoon..beautiful post sweetie...Picket

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love these flowers and always look forward to seeing them pop up in the spring!

Your land is lovely....look forward to seeing the progress of building your new home!