Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ah well...

Not all is lost:

Beautiful Missouri 2011 Spring Daffodils
Courtesy of my mother, Mary Bum.
Not only the photo, but the poem,
(one of my favorites) too,

thus, this post! Thanks mom!


The Daffodils

I wandr'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
Outdid 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


If I can't have my Connecticut daffodils, I'll just have to swoon over the daffs that are once again gracing the front of my parents Missourahhhh home. (Spring-time in Missouri is just beautiful...usually...unless there's a killing April freeze - and that's happened more than once!)

Our daffodils began to bloom, then it became overcast and a cold-front moved through. Must say other folks daffodils are blooming in gardens around us. I don't know what's wrong with mine! :(

Enjoy the above MO view, and if I ever have a CT view, I'll share it!




  1. One of my very favourite poems.

  2. Beautiful photo. 2011 was a good year for daffodils in Arkansas too. I love daffodils for their early blooming beauty, but they also have a more practical asset: Deer don't like them.

  3. Love the poem and the photo. Hope yours are blommin' soon!

  4. Both the photo and the poem make me feel warm inside. I need that right now.

  5. Beautiful ..its clear the apples in the Bum family fell close to the mama tree

  6. Lovely photo with lovely thoughts from one of my favorite poets.

    Looking back over what I've missed, I realized what an outstanding photographer you've become...

  7. Spring has forgotten us this year, Annie.

  8. Beautiful MO spring! Dont' worry, it's inching it's way towards you in CT.

  9. I love that poem and all he ever wrote..I want to go and spend time in Mo., and sit at the feet of such folks and just listen to the sounds of birds welcoming spring,,
    this is lovely,,,aunt M

  10. Thank you for the picture and the poem. It brought a smile to my face.
    (Thanks Mom!)

  11. Ours are just blooming here. Don't have any at the manor house, but I see many on the way to school.


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