From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Early spring

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... Life in The Upper South... More About Trees and Plants...



daffodilsDaffodils at the base of the old maple


Across southern Kentucky, the daffodils are enjoying their annual season of glory. A lot of people call them "buttercups" but I gave that name long ago to a certain little wildflower of Nebraska, so I stubbornly call them daffodils.

Moles and gophers don't like the flavor of the bulbs so they flourish and even naturalize here. Where old buildings have been gone for many years, the daffodils still bloom every spring.

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IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
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