24 March 2012

Spellbound By Spring

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

Spring is here!
I've been waiting a year to make a trip to the royal Savill Garden in Windsor
Enjoy its deliciousness...

Spring Magnolia (many Champion varieties) 

The daffodil is the Welsh national flower
and may have been brought to Britain by the Romans

In The Valley Gardens

Daffodils as far as the eye can see

I love the crocuses planted with daffodils

...I wandered lonely as a Cloud

That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host of dancing Daffodils;

Along the Lake, beneath the trees,
Ten thousand dancing in the breeze... 

-William Wordsworth

Delightful winding paths

There is nothing like a warm clear day in England

Happy Spring to you!

- all photos by me -

Poem: here
History: '100 Flowers and How They Got Their Name' by Diana Wells
Garden: Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens
Another daffodil post here


Zosia said...

Lovely. No flowers yet in Warsaw, although I saw a few snowdrops in someone's garden last sunny Saturday.

Liene said...

We've already blooming tulips, but I've missed the Lily of the Valley; my grandmother's garden seemed to e the first to herald spring in my childhood, and the fragrance has always brought me back to those days.

Hina said...

Your including Wordsworth poetry reminded me of another ode to Daffodils that we used to recite in Kindergarten ( Gosh, that was thirty plus years ago!) titled Daffodowndilly by by A.A. Milne. Yup, the very Mr. Milne who created Winnie-the-Pooh. It goes:

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

Ola said...

wonderful post!

Life and travelling

Robynne's Nest said...

Lovely photos, Laura. I too, am thoroughly enjoying this lovely Spring we are having, and every day I peer out the window to see how many more green buds have popped on the trees....won't be long till England is green again!! Robx
p.s. how's the unpacking going?

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty. Nothing like big paths of daffodils.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Quintessential spring~love seeing fields of daffodils!

Anne said...

Oh how beautiful!

Jane said...

Hello, Gorgeous. So lovely to have you back here. I always look forward to your Spring posts with their luscious photos. I learnt that poem by heart in Grace 6 in faraway Australia! J x

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is so beautiful, Laura!! It just makes my heart sing. :) I love the Wordsworth poem -- perfect for this post.

It's so great to see you back!! I saw your Flintstone's post. Looks like you're in a nice area for your new home.



beetree said...

Gorgeous shots! I love the first one- beautiful color...and, of course, the bee... :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...


TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful! thanks for sharing these gorgeous scenes!

katie said...

oh, i just love that carpet of daffodils. so beautiful!

Zinnia said...

So lovely to see all those daffodils spread out among the trees in my home country! I love the bee in the fragrant hyacinth flower and the magnolia just opening up. You are getting such fabulous temperatures over there right now too!
Have a lovely weekend!

greenthumb said...

How lovely to see a valley full of daffodils, such a pretty place.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Beautiful garden and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. Egretta

Pom Pom said...

Hi Laura!
How pretty! I love all those wide open spaces.
Happy spring to you, too!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love this. I recall seeing the name 'Daffodowndilly' here before, but didn't know it referred to the poem. Thx!!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

-Unpacked and completely set up. It is so nice to be 'done' :)

Pet said...

I cannot agree more. There is nothing like a clear warm day in England!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful....I love Spring in England! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, that must have been enthralling, such beauty.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jenny Woolf said...

Wow, never knew it was like that. We were there in the summer and although beautiful it was nothing like as gorgeous. Note to self, go there!

lizzybradbury said...

Agreed - Nothing like a warm clear day in England! - I love this country!

L x

I Dream Of said...

Happy Spring to you. The hyacinths, daffodils and all the spring blooms are such a welcome sight!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos. I felt spellbound too, just viewing. Thanks for sharing your lovely trip.

Chris said...

Hi Laura, having been born and raised in Wales, the daffodil still has a place in my heart. I left there when I was 24 and now make Canada my home. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris