Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Same Place Last Year

Last year, I was so excited to see my new daffodil bulbs sprouting on 27 March that I just had to get out there and take a picture. Click to enlarge or you might miss them... they're pretty teeny. The chicken mesh was to discourage the tree rats from making dinner out of the newly planted bulbs. Even the most musclebound and determined tree rat can't move that many bricks.

Oops, a little snowfall on 8 April slowed the growth down a bit, but it soon melted.

By 20 April, the sprouts were a bit bigger and greener, and it was safe to roll up the chicken wire.

By 27 April, I was getting really excited... I could see the flower buds almost ready to pop!

And by 8 May.... all in bloom!

That was last year.
The same garden this year.....

It might be August quite a while before we see any daffodils in 2008.

27 comments:

Hilary said...

I SO hear you, ex-S.. but like a proud Canuck, you grow a mighty fine maple leaf!

m.e. said...

omg...soooo funny. "tree rats"! hang in there. the daffs will bloom....

Annie said...

Oh my, you caught me off guard there. I laughed when I saw that last photo but I could just as well have cried. Spring, come for Ex-Shammie or else I'll have to get her to come see it here in Little Rock.

Sandy said...

Beautiful time-lapse photos and then that last one - yikes, more snow. Is it too late to comment on those beautiful baby boots for Callum? If the snow is keeping you inside, knitting away - well, lucky Callum.

Luke Wiley said...

this comparison shots make a great post!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

CanadianSwiss said...

My mom is also starting to complain. She loves the winter, but I guess at some point, you've just had enough of it, right?

Peggy said...

The snow will melt and the flowers will bloom. It happens every year. It is just that this year is different from last year (Thank God).

dot said...

That's really amazing. I'm sure spring is on the way for you.

Kerri said...

Oh, I do hope your snow melts soon and Spring comes your way!

photowannabe said...

Great comparrion shots Ex. I can really imagine how antsy you must be for Daffodills and Spring to pop up. Try to stay warm and lucky Callum, he'll get the benefit from all your knitting.

madretz said...

I know it's probably not funny to you, but I am so totally LOL! Our daff's are practically bloomed out. August...oh dear Ex-S, I hope not! Be sure and do a follow up photo when they do bloom, hopefully by May!

madretz said...

The end of May I mean. ;)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my goodness that is still a lot of snow out there. Hope it melts soon for you

rosemary said...

Weary winter, weary of winter, snow showers today. Sigh.

Monique said...

What on earth are tree rats? And what some snow! Don't worry the blooms will be there in their own good time.

Thank you for that lovely comment on Middle Ditch.

Sonia said...

Love your time-lapse photos!

Thanks for your visiting and comment. Me too, I want to eat some fruits RIGHT NOW! Lol!

dabrah said...

Oh, that last picture really made me laugh. I bet those little daffodils are wriggling their way out of the ground under all that snow, safe from the attentions of the tree rats (what are those? Do they actually live in trees?)

Ex-Shammickite said...

FYI:
Tree-rats = squirrels

R. Duckie said...

Tree Rats?? Are they sometimes called Squirrels??

Neva said...

Love the daffodils....I really should plant some in the fall as I so enjoy them....but then I get busy.....oh well.

Beverly said...

Wow, that is really something...so foreign to me here in sunny Florida. Our weather is incredibly beautiful right now and will probably be nice for a couple of months until the humidity sets in.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Spring will come!

Lovely booties-- knitted with love for them precious feets.

TorAa said...

Same over here on the other side of the Pond (Atlantic Ocean) -
--- miss the Global Warming this Spring;))

Craver Vii said...

Tree rats = squirrels. That's funny!

Okay, you have a white brick that says "Dance." What's the story with that? Cough it up, Shammy; inquiring minds want to know.

By the way, the time lapse photos are great!

Old Wom Tigley said...

LOL.. what a fun post.. but it really dose show how this winter as dragged on in so many places.

Tom

Ming the Merciless said...

I love your concept of documenting the same area over a year.

LeenaM said...

But when a spring finally decides to come, it will come with a big rush!
At least we hope so here in Finland and you there in Canada.
And it will . . .