Sprouting, Anticipating



Yesterday I discovered a paper bag with four paperwhite bulbs—forgotten and sprouting exuberantly. I tucked them in among the spent paperwhite bulbs I planted in December.

All our outdoor bulbs remain under a thick blanket of snow. The Irish daffodils are appearing in our markets and were irresistible.Their scent fills the house and nips at the tails of the woodsmoke. They increase my anticipation for a trip to Ireland only six weeks away. Travel and spring. Both worth waiting for, I think.

I’m happy to keep the perpetual flow of green indoors until our world shifts to spring.




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Kate Georgereply
March 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I must get you to myself for some chat about travel! I am dying to get to Ireland again. I was thinking a writer’s residency on the coast would be perfect…

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
March 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm
– In reply to: Kate George

Let’s make a date! I can talk anyone’s ear off about Ireland, so beware. I lerve the place!!!

March 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I just had two bunches of Irish daffodils in the house. The scent was intoxicating! Excited for your trip too 🙂

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
March 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm
– In reply to: thefieryredhead

The sun is going down, but these daffodils are like sunrays on the table. Amazing. Yes, getting the big Ireland map out and getting exciting for traveling… Any favorite places in west Cork?

March 9, 2013 at 12:39 am

Oh my, at first look I thought they were dino claws 🙂 Awesome!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
March 9, 2013 at 11:41 am
– In reply to: ayna

You’re right! Very funny.

March 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Daffodils are my favorite spring-time flower!

March 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Lovely photos! Reminds me I need to get some bulbs to force inside to help chase away the winter and welcome spring. I am so jealous of your upcoming travel. I have always wanted to go to Ireland. Have a fantastic time! Hopefully we will see some photos here post-travels? 🙂

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
March 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm
– In reply to: themknits

Thanks so much. I do plan to post plenty of Ireland photos. This is my 9th or 10th trip. I’ve lost track. It’s such a special place to me and enchants me over and over. I hope you go someday.

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