The weather was beautiful today – sunny with temperatures in the 60′s.
I spent most of my time outdoors. It was a lovely winter day – right on the cusp of spring with azure skies and budded canopies.
As I meandered through the garden, I noticed the first ‘Little Sweetie’ of the year.
‘Little Sweetie’ is a species daffodil or narcissus. It has tiny golden blossoms with a delightful sweet spicy fragrance.
I spied this wonderful treasure and immediately dropped to my knees for a sniff. I inhaled deeply and sighed as the scent molecules sent a blissful jolt to my synapses.
I photographed ‘Little Sweetie’. Then I picked her only flower. I walked the nature trails pausing frequently to breathe the intoxicating scent.
All in all, I can’t think of a better Valentine gift.
If you would like to know more of my thoughts about ‘Little Sweetie’, check out my last year’s blog post about this wonderful heirloom daffodil at http://yardflower.com/?s=little+sweeties