Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daffodil, Bluegrass Scenic Byway!

It's January. No dispute from anyone on that fact. So I say it with great confidence. And while I'm driving amongst beautiful scenery along the Bluegrass Scenic Byway yesterday, I encounter 'daffodils' blooming. Oh, my! January and daffodils. I'm not sure what to make of it, but there they were. Right across the driveway to one of the many entrances to Win Star Farms, where a sign proudly announces Funny Cide, the breeder to a past Kentucky Derby winner. Of course, I had to show you the proof of it.

On another topic, normally in January and February I personally suffer to some degree from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. You see I live in what I like to call the lower, lower Midwest. Not the South. No ocean nearby. No mountains nearby. No major snowfalls year to year can be expected here. Far fewer opportunities to get outdoors. Unless. Unless you decide you want to change the norm, much like the daffodils blooming along the Byway in the dead of winter. So I chose this year to do something different. To get outdoors whether it be driving, walking, hiking, shooting (photos of course). To get outdoors wherever there is a place to experience Mother Nature. And I pray everyone who reads this blog doesn't get bored with the where and what of it. Because so far, much to my surprise, it's working. No SAD in January. One month to go. Here's hoping. ENJOY!

Photographer's Note: I have added a separate blog list today for my design and decor friends. I just want to reassure all of my outdoor photography friends that I am NOT abandoning the main purpose of this blog . . . Mother Nature. I'm attempting to finish the decorating of my condo and these blogs have helped me become more creative in those pursuits.


  1. Get outside and enjoy, Carol! That sunny yellow Daff is happy-making. (Hope cold weather doesn't stop your false spring!) Redecorating must be fun, too. Enjoy it all in the month of Feb. I have far longer to go until spring - I'm still worried about not enough snow.

    1. I was just hoping to get some snow here. They say we may get snow next weekend but just snow showers. So if I can't get snow I guess daffodils will do. I hope you get more snow Barb. Carol

  2. Wow! Just another unusual thing in this odd weather year. Oklahoma usually has daffodils by March, but never this early.

  3. You aren't the only one blown away Sandy. It just shocked me to my core. Last year when I stopped by the Bluegrass Region there was an inch and a half of snow on the ground. Carol

  4. I keep meaning to go out and check to see if our daffodils are coming up on the sunny side of the house. I sure wouldn't be surprised but I don't think they are. Weird winter that's for sure. But honestly I don't mind one bit!

  5. A few daffodils are open here in Western Kentucky also. Most have bulbs formed that are not open. Warmest winter I can remember.