They aren't the prettiest daffodils in the garden, but they are the most dependable and one of the earliest and that's why they are my favorite (one of my favorites actually).
They were inherited when I moved in 15 years ago and are planted in the perfect spot, along a little strip of dirt between the front sidewalk and the house.
Most plants would hate it there, but these daffodils get sun and water in spring and not much of either in summer. Most spring bulbs need to dry out during their dormant period and that's why they love this spot.
It's a good lesson when looking ahead to fall for bulb planting season. This is the time we can see where these bulbs are happiest and plant them in similar places.
Since this patch is so close to the house, it's one of the earliest to bloom. What's amazing is the bud very early, but never freeze out regardless of the weather.
Daffodil season if definitely my favorite as it signals the end of any chance of winter returning. I can't wait for the late bloomers and doubles to unfurl their flowers.