Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daffies!!!


I love daffodils, to me they are a really happy flower and they make me smile. These daffodils are in Maine, there are thousands of them! I had hoped to get there last weekend to see all of them in bloom because it's truly something! It's not often you get a chance to "tip toe" through the daffodils, so I hope you enjoy my photos and Wordsworth's poem about this beautiful Spring flower, I think it's perfect!

Daffodils

By William Wordsworth

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company: I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


Have a happy day!


20 comments:

  1. Well these are perfect pictures...so I could see a perfect day:)

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  2. Beautiful! Yellow being my favourite colour, I particularly like daffodils. And just before Easter, I've been to England to see the family - for the first time in spring; usually I've gone there for my summer holidays in August. So this time, I saw for the first time what Yorkshire looks like when the trees are covered in blossoms and there are daffodils along every road. I did not take pictures of the daffodils, but here is one that captures the atmosphere of a day in spring there rather well:
    http://s524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/MeksPics/England/?action=view&current=RiponCathedral.jpg

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  3. Great photos and great poem! I had one daffodil on my property this year -How lame is that?! Sure wish I could have been at the place you showed though...
    Best,
    Gloria

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  4. oh it's like Spring all over again... our daffs are brown and old now (we leave them to go totally brown before we trim them as this is supposed to produce better flowers the following year) so it's lovely to see Spring again somewhere else in the world. Daffs are such a perfect flower to represent the start of it all again!

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  5. Those daffies are beautiful.

    Hugs

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  6. I am longing to take a stroll through this beautiful area! Daffodils make me happy too!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  7. It is a beautiful poem, I think William would have loved this walk very much, being the great walker he was.......
    xx
    julie

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  9. Oh so pretty! They are kisses of Spring and joy!
    Hope you're having a most blissful day! xo
    Sandra

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  10. How glorious they must be in person! Daffs are so cheerful.

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  11. Great pics and poem. There's nothing like daffs to bring a smile to a face!

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  12. Daffodils really do put on quite a spring time show don't they. I guess it's not all about the ocean in Maine. Beautiful photos.

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  13. O, that is a beautiful poem...And those daffodil 'carpets' are beautiful!
    This year, the daffodils I planted for my parents - years ago - didn't come up :(

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  14. I love daffs too - you're right too . .. such a happy flower! Although at the moment here, most of ours have now died back - a combination of scorching heat (in April, I mean what is going on?) and now icy chill. Grrr!

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  15. Hi Mary!
    Lovely photos, perfect with the words of Wordworth - lovely post!
    Thanks for your lovely birthday wishes, that made me smile (and feel younger)!
    Lucky you having such a gorgeous ornate mirror over your buffet - must look lovely!
    Have a great day Mary!
    Gill xx

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  16. Someone, or some people, put a lot of effort into planting all those bulbs. And that's a lot of bulbs! Unfortunately the rain has killed most of my Daffodil flowers.

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  17. What a lovely poem to accompany such beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing and I also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. Blessings to you, Julie of Dog Trot Farm.

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  18. I read your profile then clicked on "My Web Page" to return to your blog and it does not go back to your page. Just thought you might not be aware. Nancy

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