Sunshine on a Winter Morning

There's nothing better to beat the winter doldrums than sunny yellow daffodils smiling at you on a cold morning!

Earlier in the month the delicate but strong stalks were pushing through the snow, ice, and frost reminding us that Spring was coming soon...and every February our vintage daffodils do not disappoint.

'Don't know about you, but I am still bundled in sweaters, boots, gloves, and wool scarves...even though we have had a few teases with some warm afternoons lately.  The South is not supposed to be this cold for this long!

The morning I made these photographs in my garden, the sunshine was so luminous and the daffodil petals almost transparent with the sunlight shining behind each one.

This photograph was a surprise with the halo surrounding the bloom.

These classic winter blooms are everywhere you look,

...including this precious garden in our historic downtown, which I pass everyday as I drop my son off to school.

{I made these photographs with my phone - something I really do not do often, as I am so attached to my camera but did not have it with me at this moment so I took a chance and used my phone.  Not so bad, huh?} 

I love this cottage garden - it is pretty year 'round...and if you look carefully, you can even see a bit of Saint Francis watching us from the back of the garden.

Our winter sunshine keeps me warm in spirit and wistful for Springtime.

And this sunshine is about to burst with news soon of our Summer Arts Camp 2014.

Keep a Sunny Disposition!

Ciao amici,