Monday, March 1, 2010

Daffodil Hill--My World

Since it is March, I thought I'd dig into my archives and show you some pictures of Daffodil Hill.
This is a non-commercial spot in Amador county that is only open for a few weeks in the spring.
The family that owns the property has been planting daffodils for generations and when 25% of the bulbs are up and blooming they open it to the public until the blooms are mostly faded.
Not real big or fancy it has an old fashioned charm, especially for the photographer.
Pea fowl roam the grounds.
Red bud and fruit trees bloom.
Bulbs are planted in cast off containers.

Rusty old equipment adds to the charm.
See more sights of the world at My World Tuesday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

20 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh, such delightful daffodils... Winter still has us in its grip and it would be nice to see some flowers soon-ish.

Photo Cache said...

Oh how pretty, I'll make sure to go there next year.

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Sylvia K said...

Oh, how lovely! I love the daffodils! Such beautiful captures! So lovely to see some color! Hope your week is off to a good start!

Sylvia

Self Sagacity said...

Gorgeous pictures and sites! The peacock takes the cake for me!

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to see this place in person. Daffs are my favorite flower. Thanks for this.

Wolynski said...

I see you're pining for spring. Lovely photos of a beautiful place. So what does this place do the rest of the time?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great place.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I'll bet it is magnificent when everything is blooming. These are great "teaser" photos and now I want to see it in person. I love your landscape shot that is immediately below the peacock.

Diane AZ said...

What a delightful place that I never knew existed. In the last image, I love the contrast of the spring plants with the rusty old farm equipment.

Carolyn Ford said...

Just the kind of place I love to find. I love the daffodils on the slope. I can only imagine what it looks like in full bloom.

Martha Z said...

@Wolynski
It is my understanding that it is a small ranch and they raise sheep on the land.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh beautiful place Martha. You live in a real paradise! I love finding places like this, where people do beautiful things for the love of it! And then share them with others.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

PS: on your comment on FT-L, it really IS much more fun to travel now when there is no particular timeline. that has been a real plus for us in our old(er) ;>) age.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh my, is that a fantastic setting. I would love to spend a couple of weeks there. Beautiful photos.

happilyretired said...

What a delightful place! Love your beautiful views and the virtual tour. My daffodil shoots are up but no blossoms yet ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Stine in Ontario said...

Sounds like a dream spot! I would love to see in person the daffodils in bloom!

ρομπερτ said...

You are time and again able to provide hope and a lighter mind, even after such a difficult night as this - thank you for the wonderful photography and its ability.
A nice Wednesday for you all.

Carly said...

I really like the composition of your picture, especially the fruit tree.

katney said...

Charming!

Laura Hegfield said...

Such a lovely place, I'd love to visit someday.

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a lovely place for a day trip, your photos are really very pretty.