Friday, April 27, 2012

Daffodils

Remember these Daffodils?  Well here's the remnants of the blooms that were on those plants.  They dried out beautifully. Papery and soft. The yellow is still vibrant and bright.  No water needed in the bottle they're tucked into.  I bet they'll still look just as lovely next year...when the plant they came from blooms again. 

 
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 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.

William Wordsworth


Happy Weekend!!

5 comments:

Lululiz said...

Amazing how well they dried and how vibrant they are.

Barbara Jean said...

oh so lovely.

blessings
barbara jean

Katherine Thomas said...

That photo is more beautiful than any painting I've seen this morning! And I've been looking at LOTS of paintings here! Wow marie!!! You should be selling these in a gallery, truly! And I love that poem, always have. Enjoy your day, my friend!

Dorthe said...

They looks beautiful,-I also love to let flowers dry in the vases- allive or dead ,they are so lovely.
Hugs,Dorthe

Ann said...

they do look pretty and that picture is awesome