I have to confess I'm not a great lover of daffodils, apart from the very tiny ones, but I do like to see them planted en masse like that. Wonderful.
It's the simplicity and the scale I think that make it joyful..and heartlifting.
The contrast between the weathered walls and the fresh green and yellow is beautiful.
The ancient and the new and fresh - I do love York!
What a wonderful sight, made even more special as the flowers are only around for a short time for us to enjoy. Sarah x
There is another nice contrast there as you point out - solid and lasting centuries and ephemeral but renewed annually - I often wonder whose idea it was to plant them. Inspired it was.
Living in York I always look for the daffodils as areal sign that Spring is on its way. It is always fascinating that they all come out at different times according to the direction the wall faces. My son once one a painting competition with his picture of the walls and daffodils. So I always send him a photo as soon as they come out. I hope you had a lovely visit. It was York Open Studios last weekend!
Now that's how daffodils should be planted - glorious.
Stunning! Elaine the format on your blog doesn't allow me to comment - Name/URL does (I've tried the others.....probably me...) But I find there are many many more readers than commentators - do your stats show this too?
Anyway, love your beautiful photos of your garden - keep them coming!
Out past Gillygate is a similar beautiful sight of crocus en mass in grass under some very old trees - I still carry it in my mind and tried to do something similar on our lawn under the tree. You were so close to us (comparitivelyspeaking) in York you could have stopped by for a cuppa!
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York is such a great place to live. I had a lovely trip visiting friends but did not have time to do Open Studios too. Are the crocus on Heworth Green? A cup of tea would have been great..
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