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Daffodils in Spring!

Since selling the Cottage and moving, I no longer have my gardens to share, but, have no fear, I've found some beautiful Spring Daffodils to share with you.
While taking a walk around the back yard of our new place, a flash of yellow caught my eye further back, under the trees.

There were a few bunches scattered around, all with several buds and flowers.  I have no idea how they got there since this area was completely overgrown.  After grabbing a pair of scissors, I cut some to bring a bouquet inside to enjoy.  
They must be magical daffodils because they look white in photos taken indoors!  Here are a couple of more shots:


Either way, I was thrilled to find a little bit of Spring to bring inside to enjoy!
I hope Spring is in full-bloom at your house.  Have a wonderful week and, as always, thank you for stopping by the Cottage!

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  1. My daffodils are all gone now - but I sure love them. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party

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    1. They don't last very long, but I do love them while they're here.
      Always happy to have you stop by!

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  2. I missed that you moved and can't find info. Did you cover it on your blog? Do you have info on new place?

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    1. Here's the link to my post about the cottage being sold.
      http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-cottage-is-sold.html

      I really haven't written an official 'we moved' post, I guess I'll have to do that soon!
      Thanks for stopping by - be sure to stop back soon.

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  3. How fun to find a little treasure in the back! So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It made my day!

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  4. They are beautiful and nice varieties. Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I'd love to know how they got there - but I'm happy they did!

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  5. It's always a blessing to discover unexpected blooms--your daffodils are so lovely! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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