Filoli daffodils in orchard

Minnie Aumonier, a sentimental poet from the distant past, once wrote:

“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there’s always the garden.”

Daffodils at Filoli by Lorene Edwards Forkner

Yes, it’s a bit treacly and tooth-achingly sweet, but if you’ve got a big tax bill, too many deadlines and not enough time, aphids on the pansies and illness in the family, or ­— you know, all of the above, it helps to know there are blue skies and heirloom daffodils blooming in the orchard at Filoli.

Orchard blooms and blue skies