Sunday, 8 April 2018

Streets Lined With Gold


The good citizens of the village of Thriplow are uncommonly fond of daffodils. Every wayside, byway, front garden, backyard, highway and hedgerow is adorned by them. There's even a variety of the flower (Thriplow Gold) named after the village.

They claim to have planted over half-a-million bulbs, and over the last fifty years they've raised almost half-a-million pounds for charity by organising The Thriplow Daffodil Weekend, when up to 14,000 people invade this quiet backwater to enjoy music, dancing, locally produced food, country crafts, antique vehicles, horse-drawn cart rides, funfairs, a few beers and, of course, the display of daffodils.

Over the years they've had a remarkable record for organising the event to coincide with both the peak flowering season and some pleasant spring weather. This year however things went badly wrong as it snowed on the cheerful blooms. Which is why I waited till yesterday to cycle there and take some photographs.























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27 comments:

  1. Love your sense of humour at the end John. Daffodils are so uplifting.

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  2. I love daffodils. This is the place I’d like to stroll around with a camera in person. Thanks for sharing. The last flower is “one of a kind.”

    Yoko

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  3. Super photos...daffodils are hard to capture, the nuances of deep and light yellow seem better in person!

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  4. All that beautiful daffodil yellow, truly uplifting in every way.

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  5. I would be right at home there. Daffodils are, I think, my favorite flower. They naturalize easily here and are now scattered up and down our hill. This little village had a great idea! I'd like to get hold of that Thriplow Gold bulb.

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  6. Those sure are beautiful photos!

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  7. Those daffodils are beautiful! I'd love to visit this town during peak bloom. The festival sounds like a lot of fun too.

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  8. The daffodils add their beauty to the scene. Very nice photos!

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  9. What a lovely way to brighten up a village! Oh, and there's always somebody who wants to look different :)

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  10. I have always been a fan of the tulip, but this Spring I started thinking about how lovely and cheerful the faces of daffodils are. I was thinking about planting bulbs this Autumn and your lovely posts has truly put a stamp on my idea. Your photographs are outstanding. Thank you for sharing:)

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  11. I think that daffodils are a fine thing for a village to be known by.

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  12. Daffodils really are part of the lifting of spirits after a long winter. So cheerful. Miraculously, a dumping of snow didn't seem to cow them.

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  13. Impressive. Love the idea of the daffodil gala! Tulips are all very well, but they need so much hamsterjam...

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  14. such beauty! We have a similar place near us: https://www.suttercreek.org/sutter-creek-events-daffodil-hill-amador-county.html

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  15. Wow.... these are so good..... so picture perfect.
    Love those yellow ones.

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  16. Daffodils are beautiful and elegant flowers.
    What a spectacle of beauty and color.
    Greetings
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  17. Wonderful spring flowers. I cannot wait until they are here too.
    I like these views a lot.
    Hugs

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  18. Wow - that is truly delightful!

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  19. Can't argue about going to see the daffodils, you picked the right weekend

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  20. So beautiful ...
    I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for the lovely pictures. Love, Judy

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  22. I am sorry that the weather wrecked their celebrations and fundraisers, but it did permit you to get lovely photographs of the sweeps of daffodils without crowds. Lovely, John.

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  23. The little blue flower at the end is Anemone blanda. My mother loved having those little anemones in the garden and their flowers appearing very early is spring, just after the Snowdrops and Aconites had finished. They had a little nobbly bulb which could grow quite big if lest undisturbed.

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