Monday, March 22, 2010

In The Times of Daffodils

















I wandered 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 stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a boy:
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.

~ Williams Wordsworth ~


Until Next Time



Sheila said...


Kay said...

I love daffodils. I have some in my front flower bed, but they are all yellow, not white. I thought I had planted some white bulbs, but guess not.


bennie and patsy said...

Lovely spring flower,happy spring garden to you.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Wonderful post Lona, you can't help thinking of Wordsworth when you think of daffs. Your pictures are absolutely stunning. :)

pogonip said...

Love your fresh new look with the daffy-down-dillys. I can never read that Wordsworth poem without thinking about the novel The Eyre Affair. Ruined for life, I'm afraid!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, which variety is this? I keep thinking I should know, but I don't! Beautiful. I still only have my Early Sensations blooming, they look so lonely all by themselves.


Jim Groble said...

i think you are a week ahead of us. our daffodils just have buds. jim

Daricia said...

so pretty! i thought of posting that poem on my daffodil post - it's such a good one, i'm glad you did!

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Wonderful photos and wonderfully cheerful subject. They look so happy and are so very welcome after the winter...

RainGardener said...

Your daffodils are soooooo perfect looking. Oh my I love the little quartet. And a nice poem I've never heard before. Great pictures!

BGgarden said...

Mine are just about ready to open here up in BG.
Happy Spring my Ohio Friend. I miss you since I moved to wordpress. I might have to move back just because I miss my blogger friends!

Bren at the BGgarden

Stephanie said...

Oh gosh... so many... ha ha... it is so wonderful to see daffodils all over here :-D Enjoy the flowers.

Noelle said...

I love the contrast of the yellow centers with the white outer petals. I hope your daffodils stay in bloom for a long time :-)

JOE TODD said...

Love the daffodils and SPRING.... maybe we will get some sunshine today

Annelie said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful pictures. I'm patiently waiting for my daffodils.


Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Oh Lona! You are speaking my language girl! Love, love, love these photos! I can never have too many of the same flower in a different pose, a different close-up, etc!! I think this is the same daff. I have in my first photo of my recent post. I am not good with ID's...someone said it's Ice Follies? Warm spring wishes to your my friend;-)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I do not know the name of this daffodil. It was here when we bought the house years and years ago. I keep dividing it and moving it around and around and around.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I wish mine would hurry up and bloom!

Ilona said...

oooo, daffodils- one of my favorites, of course. They look like Ice Follies to me.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

My daffodils have just started coming up and I noticed a couple buds today. Yours are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I just love your photos, Lona! Nothing says celebrate spring quite like the daffodil. My favorite variety called 'Geranium' is blooming now and the fragrance is delicious. I hope you're getting a healthy dose of spring weather.

Anonymous said...

I just love the time of daffodils! I have lots now, but it's too rainy to take any pictures. My seeds are doing well, but still no sign of DW begonias or datura! Waste of money, I guess. Well, my stock seeds are coming up, but let's see if they bloom this year. My Mrs. Moon pulmonaria is opening buds now, but you have me wanting a brunnera too. I bought a pretty poppy in bloom, but it's still in the pot. Better tuck it into the garage on this chilly night!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Great daffodils. Next to roses, they are my favorites......

greenman said...

Lovelly poem and very beautifull daffodils!!