Last year’s awfully hot and dry spring stunted the growth of the daffodils on Wye Mountain.
Daffodil lovers were disappointed at the lack of blooms, and most people stayed home from the bare fields.
This year, however, a damper, cooler spring has the 30 different types of blossoms filling the 7-acre hillside by the Wye Methodist Church.
Volunteers are preparing for two weekends of festival, Saturday and Sunday and March 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a craft show, with Extension Homemakers and other local folks renting booths in the barn to sell quilts, artwork and T-shirts; barbecue throughout each day, and teams of volunteers gathering bouquets of flowers and collections of bulbs to sell.
You may pick your own blooms, but only in designated locations. Doggie friends aren’t welcome.
Photographers — amateur and professional — are gearing up for family portraits.
Macel Davis, 80, will have some of her handiwork for sale in the craft shop.
“All the income will benefit the Wye Methodist Church,” Davis said.
She was reared a Baptist, she said, but she enjoys the “good singing and preaching” at the church that is surrounded by a host of golden daffodils, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 505-1234.)