I personally like to call them Daffy Dun Dillies, but no matter what you call them, daffodils are a true sign of warmer days ahead and the renewal that spring brings.
I work from home and sit in a room facing the street. At the end of the driveway, there is this little patch of daffodils, and with the sun out yesterday, I felt compelled to get out there and photograph them. Even today, with cloudy skies, they add a nice pop of color to my view.
Since they are so low to the ground, I basically squatted and aimed my Canon S100 up at them to see what the camera caught. Here is a series of images I made, or the camera made while I did my best guess aiming and re-positioning.
My favorite image is the second from the bottom where it appears like the tree has a face and is looking down proudly on the daffodils. I know, I’m reaching, but don’t you see the eye to the right, the lashes of the eye on the left, the nose and a little mouth? I do.
Five years ago, I made an image of white daffodils in my front yard in Seattle with the back light shining through. I then added contrast to the image to darken the background so the daffodils popped. I called that one “Daffy Dun Dillies” and sell it as a card. To me, it looks like they’re floating in space.
What harbingers of spring have you seen? And thank goodness, winter is nearly over!