Lesley Ramsay, New Zealand

New Year’s Day

December 31, 2010
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Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils

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Hello All,

 

The first day of 2011 has dawned – and what a glorious day it is!  Not a cloud to be seen in the sky and not a breath of wind. The ducks are splashing and quacking in our lake and a pair of quail are feeding on our front lawn.   I can hear pheasants calling out the back and my “friends” the pukeko are noisy (as usual).  The cicadas have started their morning song. The leaves on our trees are reflecting the beautiful sunlight and are providing shade for what will be a very warm day!

 

Today is a “rest” day for us.  We are about half-way through lifting, dipping, sun-curing and storing our bulbs.  But today we will travel to our East Coast – about an hour’s journey, and will have a family lunch at a winery in Tauranga.  We will be joined by our good friends Robin and Ian for what is always a very pleasant occasion which we have enjoyed doing for the last ten years.

 

Tomorrow it will be back to digging etc. as we look forward to the flowers in the Spring  of 2011.

 

We join in the chorus of many other Daffnet friends and we wish y’all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

 

Peter and Lesley

The Poplars at Matangi.

 

4 responses to “New Year’s Day”

  1. J Drew Mc Farland says:

    2010 is ending much the same way here in Ohio.  A warm 60 F and the ringneck pheasants (and about everything else on wings that’s been hunkered down in the very cold weather we have had previously) is out and making noise today.  Not quite cloudless, but close.  A beautiful day…and I was even able to cut firewood in short sleeves.  Happy 2011 to all.  Drew Mc Farland, Granville, Ohio.
    In a message dated 31-Dec-10 2:45:11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  title= writes:

    Hello All,

     

    The first day of 2011 has dawned – and what a glorious day it is!  Not a cloud to be seen in the sky and not a breath of wind. The ducks are splashing and quacking in our lake and a pair of quail are feeding on our front lawn.   I can hear pheasants calling out the back and my “friends” the pukeko are noisy (as usual).  The cicadas have started their morning song. The leaves on our trees are reflecting the beautiful sunlight and are providing shade for what will be a very warm day!

     

    Today is a “rest” day for us.  We are about half-way through lifting, dipping, sun-curing and storing our bulbs.  But today we will travel to our East Coast – about an hour’s journey, and will have a family lunch at a winery in Tauranga.  We will be joined by our good friends Robin and Ian for what is always a very pleasant occasion which we have enjoyed doing for the last ten years.

     

    Tomorrow it will be back to digging etc. as we look forward to the flowers in the Spring  of 2011.

     

    We join in the chorus of many other Daffnet friends and we wish y’all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

     

    Peter and Lesley

    The Poplars at Matangi.

     

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    

    Here in Southern Ohio, it’s much the same as Drew said: temperature around 65 F, blue skies with some clouds, and all the snow is melted (though we had nothing like what the East Coast had).  A breeze is picking up, and we’re to have rain tonight, but then reverting back to our winter temperatures of mid-30 F for highs.  A few green shoots are poking through the ground, mostly those with some jonquilla ancestry.  The carts are outside in the sunshine, and there are lots of buds on the bulbo hybrids coming along.
     
    Happy New Year to all.
     
    Mary Lou
  3. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan says:

    

    Happy New Year to everyone.
    We too have a positive weather message – though it is dull, dark, damp, and dank – we are so thankful that the temperature is at last above feeezing and the water flows in the pipes after necessary repairs  – it’s so true “you never miss the water till the well runs dry”.
     And the snowdrops are just peeping through – so all is promise for 2011.
    May that promise be fulfilled for all on Daffnet.
    Brian
  4. Barbara and Len Weber, Oregon Barbara and Len Weber says:

    Mary Lou and all……………..Warm wishes to all Daffnetters.  It is a shivery but bright 38 F.this afternoon in Corvallis,OR. We have green shoots coming up all over the front and back garden areas.  Do I add another bag of potting soil on top of them to stave off the probably certain onset of lower than 20s before February arrives a month from now?  Hmm.  But a new year brings hope.  A friend and I are going go plant chicory seeds for brightness in late summer.

    Barbara

     Amazing it is in the 60s in Ohio.