Yesterday, I found daffodils for the first time. The sight was jubilantly joyful and it made spring unfolding feel real.
It was warm and the sun was sort of shining and I went out for a short walk to pick up food because I was headed to a different house for an overnight pet-sitting job.
That evening, as I was settling into my pet-sitting job, I looked out the back window and saw deer. Eight deer, to be exact. They were standing with their friends in the back yard and were looking around for something to eat. There still wasn’t much of anything. Speaking of deer food, if you don’t want your garden to turn into a taste treat for deer, plant daffodils and jonquils. Apparently, they taste bad. Deer consider tulips to be a taste treat or a delicacy. They like to dig in the ground and gobble down tulip bulbs. So, if you live in an area with lots of deer, I don’t recommend growing tulips.
6 thoughts on “J is for jubilantly joyful”
There are a lot of ornamental plants that deer eat! A friend living out in the country (she has bears and deer) has good luck with hostas, in addition to daffodils. Yes, I know, different seasons. As for crocus, nice picture, and it reminds me how squirrels (I think) have played around with ours. They start in one place and the next year are somewhere totally different. At least my daffodils stay in place.
Your photos always bring me joy!
In my neck of the woods (Knoxville, TN) we have the Dogwoods Arts festival and beautiful streets are dubbed Dogwood Trails and marked with pick lines to follow. In my humble opinion, the flowers and trees are showing off this year.
A toast to all things beautiful in nature! Nice blog.
Thanks, and best wishes!
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Those flowers are a delight indeed! Your posts never fail to perk me up..
who knew deer didn't like daffodils?
I'd be shocked to see a deer in my Los Angeles neighborhood, but I wouldn't be too surprised to see some in certain nearby areas. Lots of flowers to be seen though. Not in my yard, but some of the neighbors have some very nice flowers in bloom.
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