photo from Sunset Magazine
Digging in the garden, I found my stand of paper white narcissus pushing up through the oxalis which has spread itself in a congratulatory way as king of the turf.
When I got my first apartment as a girl of 20, I decided to bring bulbs in early into the house and have continued to plant them inside or out wherever I find myself.
A sniff of narcissus as you pass by is worth a thousand other thrills . It is one of the things I associate now with the beginning of the year with all its hope for what might be ours with a shift of spirit....all that might be ours if we can just stay blithe and positive.
Did I just use the word blithe for the first time in my life? Hilarious, I am waxing poetic. That's what paper whites do for me.