Simply unbelievable

Daffodils at Keukenof, Netherlands, March 2007

Daffodils at Keukenof, Netherlands, March 2007

“…if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy…Look at the flowers – for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”Osho

I disagree sharply with many of the teachings attributed to Osho, but I have to agree with him about the flowers.  The daffodil, my favorite flower, seems particularly joyful to me.  Perhaps it’s just that the blooms arrive very early, when we need them most.  In less than a month, we’ll be seeing the first of them in bloom – something to look forward to amid the chilly gloom of a February day!

This post was originally published seven years ago today. You can view the original with comments here.


  1. Sheila

    Julia, many thanks to you for such a sweet note that I received several days ago. My prompt reply to anything these days seems nonexistent, I’m sorry to say. We were thrust into an unexpected remodeling project (of our rental condo) at an already busy time. Details forthcoming in an email. I’m hoping for daffodils brightening your days there. I saw some today at our condo. Just what I needed! Of course, your blog goes hand in hand! I think of you everyday and hope Matt is doing well, too. The condo has a sweet little screened Verandah that we enjoyed today with Jack! Hugs cross the miles♥️

    • Well, speaking of prompt replies being nonexistent…obviously guilty here!! A couple of daffodils showed themselves in York County a few days ago, and 3 or 4 tiny blossoms on the plum tree too. Not much in northern Virginia yet, but spring will be here before we know it. Meanwhile, enjoy your Verandah and stay warm! ❤

  2. Mike

    I have seen a few of these around and they do look happy. And our little horned violets are still blooming outside on the front porch. Have not made it out to Gibb’s yet but they say some Daffodils are coming into view and they have like 50 varieties?
    Not very familiar with Osho.

    • Mike, I’m not too familiar with Osho either, but from what little I have read about him, he seemed to have some pretty far out ideas. I hope you are able to go to Gibbs! The daffodils and plum tree at our York home are starting to bloom, and my Okame Cherry tree (planted last summer) at the northern Virginia home is in bloom already. The Kwanzan Cherry isn’t blooming yet.

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