Friday, March 16, 2012


This past winter has been one of the warmest on record and as a result, the daffodils have come out much earlier than usual.

The first arrived on February 24 down by the compost bin. Each year I try to take a photo of the first daffodil and the location varies each year.

The above and following photos were taken on February 13. Usually snow and rain beats the flowers down but this year they are all looking up, bright and perky.

This bunch are only just starting to come out. We planted quite a few different varieties back in 1986 when we first moved into our house. I go plenty of blisters digging the holes with a bulb planter.

The above flowers are smaller than the other varieties but the orange and yellow colours are very effective.

As you can see, we have lots of them planted all around our house. They are the only flowers we can grow since daffodils are the only flowers that deer to not eat.

The final batch of daffodils usually lasts until about the final week of April, but I'll be surprised if they last that long this year.


  1. Hello Ray, actually "stumbled" across your site when I was looking for some info on Magnetic Island. I was born and raised in Townsville and haven't been home in a good long time but will be heading up there at the end of next month.
    Love your daffodil pics, I miss them greatly since my husband and I left the cool of Tasmania 2 years ago. Also the story of Brody was most uplifting with a happy ending. We have 4 very spoilt, early retired working cattle dogs. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. It's always interesting to go back to your old home town, in my case, Maryborough. The difference is that Townsville changes over time, M'boro hasn't changed too much.