Does anyone remember watching a movie called Big Fish? I really like that movie, it's very creative. There is a girl in the movie that Edward Bloom is in love with and her favorite flowers are Daffodils! At one point he brings her a whole field of them....hehe...I couldn't help
but think of that movie when we pulled up to Mrs. Lee's Daffodil farm outside of Tyler.
Mrs. Lee used to come out to this land to escape the business of town life. Originally she thought she had ordered a box of daffodils, but it turns out that she bought a BOXCAR of daffodils! It took 40 men 4 years to plant all of the bulbs throughout her property.
After she passed away, she wanted her property to be opened up to the publice to be able to enjoy the beauty of the place. Now there is a couple of people that take care of the property and every year it is opened up free of charge to anyone who wants to drive through and look or stop and take a few pictures.
Spring--fresh, new, alive....after winter it is so refreshing to see alive things! The cool thing about bulbs is they grow so silently...in the cold even...you hardly notice them and then one day you look up and they have taken every ounce of warmth and sunrays and have sprung up...then...they bloom!
My pictures just don't do this place justice, it is so beautiful. There are lots of rolling hills as you drive along and daffodils blanket the sides of them.
Kathy and I had a wonderful time taking in the fresh air, blue skies and beautiful scenery. I'm so thankful there are places in the world that exist like this. It's hard to imagine that at the same time, there are so many in our world that are suffering. May we remember them, pray for them and do what we can to help them.
I hope you are able to enjoy the beauty of Spring soon wherever you are too!!