Our World Tuesday: Daffodil Festival

We went to the daffodil festival in Meriden, Connecticut, on Saturday.  What a crowd those little flowers drew.  We had to park miles away and take a school bus to Hubbard Park.


It was worth it.  the 600,001 daffodils were bright, fragrant, and beautiful.  They are my favorite flower, so it was a real treat to see so many on a clear, bright Saturday.


There was even a parade to celebrate the yellow blossoms.  There was a fife-and-drum  band playing patriotic tunes.

The cormorants seemed not to be speaking to the gulls, or vice versa, but they sure did pose nicely.


These folks take their daffodils seriously.  I'm glad--because the daffs come back every year.  It's a nice neighborhood.







Comments

  1. what a lovely place...

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  2. Beautiful flowers can be so enticing. Nicely Sandy!

    Hank

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  3. i like the sign and the fine. :)

    600,001. yay!

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  4. I always love the different flower festivals and this looks like a great one, Sandy! Love the birds! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  5. Lovely spring photos, Sandy. The sign is a good one. We have a number of cormorants on our pond now also. They usually stick around for a few weeks and them move on. Hopefully. They can drain a small pond of fish in no time and I want to see my herons return.

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  6. What a great way to celebrate spring!

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  7. That is a wonderful event, what a great photo opportunity.

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  8. Anonymous12:21 PM

    What could be more delightful than a daff festival? Lovely lovely shots.

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  9. I remember one year I had just two pretty flowers come up because the squirrels ate the bulbs and this little boy came and saw them and picked them.
    I asked him why he picked my flowers and he got scared so I said well you better go give them to Mummy.
    (At least she should have some joy in them.)
    Well Mummy put two and two together and ran outside scared I'd be mad but I told her he picked them with such adoration and love there was no way to get mad. lol I saw my flowers through a childs' eye and it was worth everything.

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  10. Looks like a wonderful spring festival.

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  11. Hello
    I like flowers.
    Daffodil of my home was over.
    Flower of Okinawa blooms a lot from now on.
    From Japan.
    My name is Ryoma Sakamoto.




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  12. Nice way to spend a spring day, daffs are so bright and colourful. Nice photos.

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  13. Very pretty daffodils.

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  14. A Daffodil Festival- how wonderful!
    They are my favorite Spring flower.
    Have a great day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  15. Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. My favorite too (or at least they used to be when I would see them)..only memories now...no winter here in Florida, but no normal spring flowers either.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I love daffodils as well. I have to buy my buds in a store here in AZ. I have a cobalt blue vase I put them in! That's quite a stiff penalty for picking flowers! Wow!

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  18. Daffodils are a flower that just radiates happiness and joy. Certainly worth a shuttle bus ride to go see.

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  19. i think it is wonderful that people flock to see flowers.... for me there is hope for this world when i hear that ;-)

    xx

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  20. The flowers are welcoming of Spring and make everyone feel good!

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  21. Awesome daffodils!! =) yellow as sun can be..

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