Here's this year's winner:
This brings the current record to: Yellow 3, White 2, tie 1
2015: white (~27 Mar)
2014: yellow (~18 Mar)
2013: tie (6 Mar)
2012: yellow (25 Feb)
2011: white (9 Mar)
2010: yellow (17 Mar)
This is by far the latest first daff bloom of record.
I do have some other things going on in the yard, though everything is waking up a bit late. Crocus are about spent. I planted some bulb iris last year (my cuz now tells me they aren't likely to return) that were really pretty last week:
I think there should have been some white ones, too, but I can't recall where I planted them and they haven't made their location known.
Hellebores are enlivening the shady side:
Above the hellebores, the aucuba is producing an abundance of berries. I don't think I've seen it this prolific before.
There were a few weak attempts at snowdrops: they really don't like their parking-strip home, and have never been photo-worthy. The flowering trees are budding, and I think the pear may beat the redbud, with plum pretty far behind (hmm...a new contest?)
See you again in about six weeks for the annual daff count. I planted a few new ones in the fall and I look forward to seeing them!