Thursday, March 24, 2011

daffodil hunt on in Litchfield Hills #iPhone #iPodtouch #perf... on Twitpic

daffodil hunt on in Litchfield Hills #iPhone #iPodtouch #perf... on Twitpic

Looking for the first signs of Spring in Litchfield Hills CT. Spring is a blooming bonanza in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut! Thousands of daffodils will bloom in the next three to four weeks over ten acres of woodlands and fields at Laurel Ridge Foundation in Northfield throughout April.

A walk among the daffodils at Laurel Ridge Foundation is a rare early spring outing in an unspoiled oasis. The wild natural landscape of gently sloping woodland, fields and aged stonewalls overlooks a small lake dotted with two tiny islands. The park land and one of the islands is completely carpeted with gold and white blossoms, a glorious sight that is nirvana for photographers.

We are also keeping tabs on Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton CT. Most daffodils here are found on the historic property surrounding the Visitor Center. You will also find them in open fields and growing alongside the site's many stone walls.

Once the home and workplace of J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), Weir Farm is now considered to be the best preserved landscape associated with American Impressionism

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