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Daffodils Thrill

After last fall’s 2nd annual “Paint the Town Yellow” campaign, organizers were pleased.

All over Westporter, groups and individual gardeners had planted daffodils.

Now — as the bulbs sprout — they are really happy.

So are the rest of us — even those who don’t realize where so many beautiful flowers came from.

Prospect Road — with 7,000 daffodils — is particularly gorgeous. Melissa and John Ceriale invite anyone to clip a bouquet in front of #11, 13, 21 and 25, to give to someone who has been bullied — or stopped a bully. (Please take them from the road only — not the garden beyond the stone wall!)

Prospect Road

Also last fall, the National Charity League placed daffodils around the trees at the entrance to Staples High School.

Staples High School

Nearby, parents and children planted them in front of then Bedford Middle School entry drive too.

Bedford Middle School

The Westport Garden Club put daffodils around the Westport Library. “Paint the Town Yellow” organizer Debra Kandrak did the same in front of the pine trees along the William F. Cribari Bridge.

William F. Cribari Bridge

Other residents planted in front of their homes and around their neighborhood.

One Greens Farms scene …

… and another.

“Everywhere I drive, I see a burst of yellow. It makes me smile!” Debra says.

She wonders if one day Westport could have a Daffodil Festival.

Why not? It would sure make other towns green with envy.

Greens Farms Road, at Prospect …

… and the Sherwood Island Connector. (All photos/Debra Kandrak)

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