When we first moved into our little bungalow on the hill we had a beautiful Daffodil patch on the shared area in front of our house. At the time I would never have thought that 20 years later I would still be here. Certainly not still here as a widow and a single parent.

Over the next few years the daffodil patch seemed to flower less and less. The daffs would appear each year but more and more would just not bloom. The area was becoming such a shadow of its former self. Eventually I planted some new bulbs and now there is colour again.

This morning it dawned on that there is a message to all this. Life happens and sometimes things fade and leave us. But with patience and hard work life can happen again. That works for the daffodil patch and it works for me as well.

83 thoughts on “Come again

  1. What a great message and I love seeing the daffodils again. The pictures I took from this week last year show D and I taking a lot of walks and also seeing all the pretty flowers start to bloom. It IS so nice to see the new life again. x

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  2. That single blue/purple one is so cool! Keep planting new bulbs, keep renewing every Spring, keep smiling! Life is an adventure, isn’t it? And Nature has SOOO much to teach us, if we pay attention.πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒ»πŸ¦‹πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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      1. Thing to remember with gardens, to feed the soil, not the plant, so lots of organic compost and let the soil develop naturally (no digging in, just spread it about).

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      2. I’ve been feeding the soil today. Turned over the home made compost and spread it over the soil. The birds started chattering like bonkers seeing all the tiger worms.

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  3. I was thinking about this recently. I keep meaning to add to our daffs and snowdrops but nver remember at the right time of year. Which leads me on to wondering why I am still in my “temporary|” home after 32 years. And then –

    β€œA society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit”

    You can, as you have shown, learn a lot from daffodils.

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  4. Nature has so much to teach us.
    One of my late mother’s sayings which I tossed at son last night to a groan of ‘you always hit me with truths like this,:
    ‘Nature loves a vacuum,’ in other words weeds will flourish if we leave places bare and she applied it to life too.

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  5. I love the message you see in the fading and newly growing daffodils. Also, even if the life we knew fades or changes, we can add new life which you did with planting new daffodils. What a great thing that a lot is up to us too. Thank you for sharing such positive and uplifting vibes, Gary!

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  6. I absolutely love these moments of good clarity that you have. When the thought takes hold. Each one is a steady step forward at your own pace. And I am here cheering you on as you do. Hugs to you and Hawklad. πŸ™‚

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  7. That’s a beautiful message and perspective. Hard work and patience are definitely what it takes to see flowers bloom in our lives again. May those flowers bloom in lots and lots of bunches. Take care of yourself Superdad. ❀

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  8. There is so much wisdom in that last paragraph. And it’s a wonderfully positive attitude to have. Daffodils are such cheerful flowers and a joy to see in the spring. I am so glad you planted new bulbs!

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