Thursday, March 15, 2007
Spring Has Sprung. . .Finally!
It looks like spring has finally arrived. The daffodils started blooming cautiously on Sunday. By today they are bravely showing their happy facies and are bringing so much cheer to the garden beds.
One of my friends recently shared with me a story about the "Daffodil Principle". Maybe you'd like to read it as well. Here's what she shared:
The story of "The Daffodil Principle" originally appeared nearly ten years ago in Jaroldeen Edwards' book Celebration! It is now available for the first time as an illustrated gift book, with artwork by Anne Marie Oborn.
Every year, high in the San Bernardino mountain range of Southern California, five acres of beautiful daffodils burst into bloom. Amazingly, this special spot, known as "The Daffodil Garden," was planted by one person, Gene Bauer, one bulb at a time, beginning in 1958.
The Willow Fire of 1999 destroyed the Bauer's A-frame home, its surrounding shady trees and garden. Miraculously, the daffodil bulbs beneath the ground survived.