french spring flowers

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]With spring having a little trouble arriving in France, we have to take our chances and pop out into the garden between showers to bring a little spring time colour indoors.[blank]
[blank] just a few blooms, in just a few pitchers[blank]
[blank] a pop of spring colour to wake up a rainy afternoon![blank]


Lost in Provence April 11, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Oof, thinking of you as I know that your weather is "enough" right now! And those daffodils are cheering no matter what is going on in the skies…:)

Jennifer C. Webb April 11, 2013 - 8:32 pm

I was in Paris just last week….brrrrr. So thankful for all of the daffodils, just about the only blooms we saw daring the cold weather. Yours are so healthy and vibrant, lovely

zanetastyle April 11, 2013 - 8:34 pm

The most beautiful, spring and the blue green pitchers! Yellow… Pure beauty…hugs z

Lorrie April 11, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Beautiful flowers. I love the yellow combined with those sea coloured pitchers. Hope that spring comes to stay very soon.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering April 11, 2013 - 8:46 pm

So pretty! I love the blue and yellow!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon April 11, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Love the flowers. I also love the color palate of green and blue. So comforting.

French Heart April 11, 2013 - 10:08 pm

How very charming–the beauty in that.

Reminds me when I'd arrive home from school as a child and my eye would land on some miraculous, fresh vignette that just sprang from my mother's artistic, quiet soul. I'd think, 'Yes Dad's work provides this beautiful house. But Mom is it's soul…and that is a value worth more than gold.'

Donna April 11, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Beautiful spring daffodils. They are sure to brighten ones day.

Marilyn Leslie April 11, 2013 - 11:40 pm

I love the daffodils in those wonderful pitchers. Hope the warmer weather comes soon.

Julia April 12, 2013 - 12:06 am

Yes, it's the same here, across la Manche.
I also have pots of daffodils indoors. They really do brighten the gloom of a winter that doesn't know when it has out-stayed its welcome

Here's hoping to a long, long, hot summer
A veritable canicule!

The enchanted home April 12, 2013 - 12:08 am

Stunning…we are just starting to see first blooms here finally. Its so beautiful when things start to bloom…your flowers are gorgeous as always Sharon!

Magnolia Verandah April 12, 2013 - 12:26 am

Ah those first blooms of spring – just has to make you feel good.

Botanic Bleu April 12, 2013 - 12:51 am

So glad to see the daffodils in the pitchers on the wide French window sill… Window sills in American homes are often nonexistent. Seeing yours reminds me of the appeal of the solid construction of older French homes.


Anonymous April 12, 2013 - 2:02 am

Hi Sharon I love spring when the bulbs start to flower and everything looks fresh and new. We on the other hand are in Autumn I love the colour of this season. Must confess we planted an oak tree expecting beautiful things but it gets so ugly (it looks dead) so we decided to replace it with a white Magnolia. Till next time enjoy your beautiful garden and have a wonderful weekend. Regards Esther fro Sydney.

Laura @ 52 FLEA April 12, 2013 - 2:20 am

Playing with my daffodils and pitchers here in NY as well. Your photos are just beautiful! Loving the hope and promise of spring this year.
Take care, Laura 🙂

Lady Katherine April 12, 2013 - 2:33 am

Loved seeing spring in your pitchers. Photos are lovely. Happy Spring

Barbara April 12, 2013 - 7:14 am

There is nothing quite like a bunch of daffodils or, jonquils from the garden to brighten one's spirit~ that's just what you did for me this night and I thank you for it!!! My husband's had his operation and is home now after complications made a second stay necessary….we are so happy to have him home!!
I have straightened the reservations for my September stay, I will email you with the details.

Warm Wishes to you and Eric,

Barbara P.

Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life April 12, 2013 - 9:05 am

Such beautiful daffodils and great pictures of them! Happy, vernal weekend!

Anonymous April 12, 2013 - 12:05 pm

We would love Spring although we had the disastrous snow storm mid March and now we are struggling with the flood here on the Plain in Hungary.Many houses under water,damaged streets,hills slid down.Bad days, no flowers no crop this year.
rgds Dorka from Hungary

Francine Gardner April 12, 2013 - 12:53 pm

I was in Berlin last week under frigid weather…New York finally exploded in blooms…. I cherish the few days when the daffodils pop out and bring color, beauty to the garden and promise of beautiful days to come. Bon week end, Francine

Martha April 12, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Beautiful daffs. Ours are huddling with extreme cold and after a warm period, snow. A few of the plants will have a flower stalk and a few of those have survived. No big bouquets of daffs this year but instead a lonely bloom in a bud vase! Love the pitchers filled with them. I adore tulips but nothing says spring really like the daffs!

Roxane April 12, 2013 - 1:45 pm

So bright & cheery to see these daffodils on a dismal April day here in New Hampshire. All my tulips are on stand-by as we have yet another "Winter Weather Advisory" warning for sleet & freezing rain. I've been so obsessed with tulips that I've neglected planting any daffodils in my gardens & yard. After seeing the swath of daffodils in your blog banner, I know I'll be ordering way too many in a flower frenzy & be smacking my forehead in despair in the Autumn as reality sets in when I have to plant them! Even though your weather might be rainy, I'm sure it's always wonderful to look outside at such beauty blooming in your garden. Happy Spring!

Monique April 12, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Très jolis fleurs!

peggy braswell April 12, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Here in S. CA, it will be 80 degrees today. I am so blessed to live among all the beautiful flowers + greenery. Love your daffodils.

Anonymous April 12, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Simplicity. Beauty. Purity.

Amelia April 12, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Lovely yellow daffodils against the blue vases. Beautiful.

Reply April 13, 2013 - 5:41 am

As I perused the other comments I was amazed at how many places all across the world have suffered through longer winters than we want. Here in Indiana in the midwest of the U.S. we too are just now seeing the first signs of spring. My daffodils just opened yesterday and today the temperature dipped back into the 30;s but not before a night with a toronado warning. I think I will need to scurry outside and gather some of my own blooms and follow your lead. Let's hope we all see more of spring sooner than later.

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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home April 14, 2013 - 2:10 am

So pretty! Love daffodils, they come in so many shapes and various shades of yellow…yours are gorgeous as are your pictures!
Hope you'll share tomorrow afternoon on AMAZE ME MONDAY…

Karen (Back Road Journal) April 15, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Daffodils sunny color will brighten even the grayest of days. Spring has been late in arriving in New England but today the sun is out and the daffodils just opened.


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