..sight in my favourite city - the daffodils around York city walls last weekend...
9/4/2014 06:36:02 pm
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.
9/4/2014 08:44:17 pm
It's the simplicity and the scale I think that make it joyful..and heartlifting.
10/4/2014 02:02:17 am
The contrast between the weathered walls and the fresh green and yellow is beautiful.
10/4/2014 05:16:47 am
The ancient and the new and fresh - I do love York!
10/4/2014 05:18:42 am
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.
11/4/2014 03:01:27 am
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!
10/4/2014 08:15:21 am
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?
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!
11/4/2014 04:55:47 am
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