“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils; …
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: …
…oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”
– William Wordsworth, 1804
If daffodils have inspired a poem that has endured for hundreds of years, it’s because their beauty and wonderfully playful spirit is timeless. William Wordsworth often revisited the image of dancing daffodils that once he saw, just as those of us who have read his poem revisit them in our own minds’ eye.
Daffodils are the herald of spring. When we see them pushing forth from the ground, we know that warmer days will soon be upon us. Daffodils mean life; they mean tilled farmland and growing food. They mean long summer evenings and the romance that accompanies them. All that, in one frilly, yellow flower.
The 2012 Chincoteague Daffodil Festival takes place April 14 and 15. Accompanying the daffodils will be Chinctoeague’s annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show. It is a very festive occasion and a wonderful time to visit the island. We invite you to stay at The Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast while you’re here.
Spring has sprung on beautiful Chincoteague Island! What a perfect time to enjoy our little island, as the local businesses reopen for the upcoming season you are able to stroll main street’s art galleries and gift shops before the summer-season crowds arrive. April 9th and 10th we celebrate with the annual Daffodil festival, Chincoteague Center’s Annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show. In addition, participating galleries and shops are open extended hours with special events on Saturday April 9th with the kick off of Chincoteague’s 2nd Saturday Art Stroll.
More information on these events can be found at http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/ We invite you to come and enjoy a visit at the Island Manor House; our courtyard is popping with daffodils, tulips and crocus. We are located just a few minutes away from Assateague Island with its abundance of flora and fauna. Why not treat yourself to a Spring get-away?