I love this time of year. Spring has sprung and the worst excesses of the winter weather are a distant memory and harbingers of warmer times abound. I particularly love the short season of the daffodils. They are everywhere; long yellow ribbons along the sides of the roadways, peeping out in gardens in sharp contract to the bare-branched shrubs and clusters clumped around the bases of majestic trees. Sadly they do ‘haste away so soon’.
To me little things can make a world of difference. For instance, I love looking at the bunch of daffodils I plonked into a blue pottery jug they shout out good cheer.
Loads of little donations can add up to a lot of money. Tomorrow the Irish Cancer Society holds its annual Daffodil Day appeal, hopefully the collection will not be too badly effected by the economic downturn.