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Fields of daffodils in Connecticut

Photo/Illustration: All photos by Michelle Gervais

I got a big treat last week. Some friends suggested we visit Laurel Ridge up in Litchfield, Connecticut. I’d never heard of it, even though it’s only 1/2 hour north of me and I’m supposed to be “in the know.”

It’s a big property packed with daffodils that opens to the public for a couple of months each spring. The daffodils weren’t quite peak yet, but what a sight, and a fun place to spend an hour or so! More info on their website HERE.

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My daughter, Kaia, and two of her best friends, running the paths through the daffodils.

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  1. flowerladydi 05/05/2014

    This is so great Michelle!,,,and what a fun day you must have had! The kids look to be really enjoying it! I don't think I have ever seen so many daffodils!,,, It is a charming area! Love the lake and it's island, and the path leading to it,,, love the flagstone stairs through the trees., it is rustic and natural looking! I'll bet when the trees leaf out it is even more magical and peaceful! Great place for a picnic!

    Thanks for sending!! Loved it!

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    meander_michaele 05/05/2014

    What a beautiful piece of property and how wonderful that the original owners of Laurel Ridge Farm decided to dedicate this part of the land to such a stirring celebration of spring. I can well imagine what a treat it was for your daughter and friends to run along that colorfully lined inner child felt a tickle just looking at the picture.

  3. cwheat000 05/05/2014

    Don't feel bad, Michelle. I had no idea this was right here in Llitchfield, either. I have today off. I think I just might take a peek with my daughter. Your pictures are beautiful, but capture how cold our spring has been. Thank you for enlightening me.

  4. cwheat000 05/05/2014

    The website says the family started with 10000 bulbs on 2 acres. After dividing and replanting them through the 40's-60's, they now have 15 acres worth. I think I will check out White Flower Farm and the new nursery in Bantam,Ct on my trip today. I am getting excited to go plant hopping!

  5. greengenes 05/05/2014

    very interesting, Michelle. Your land on the east coast seems very rocky and deciduous. I so love the rock path through the trees. It still looks very cold there. Iam so sure that it is very beautiful too, when all the trees have their leaves out. And with a blue sky behind it will be just beautiful! Thanks for letting us see this part of the country!

  6. tractor1 05/05/2014

    Oh my, daffodil delight! The daffs are up along my creek and I know it's spring when my mallards arrive.

  7. Meelianthus 05/05/2014

    Wow, beautiful woodland and what a wonderful place to walk. Looks very serene and inviting. Thanks for the peek Michelle.

  8. perenniallycrazy 05/05/2014

    Talk about a perfect spring day for a walk. Daffodils never fail to bring a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing this experience with us Michelle. Have a great week everyone!

  9. blue_nigella 05/06/2014

    I am so glad you had a lovely daffodil trip with your daughter and her best friends. What fun to run along the paths and just a short trip from home too! Your photography is excellent as always. My two favorite photos are the lake with the islands and the old weathered tree stump.

  10. NevadaSue 05/06/2014

    Michelle, thank you so much for sharing this. What a delightful spot. I think I read a story about someone who visited this place in a Reader's Digest many years ago. If I can find it I will send it to you.

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