Friday, March 27, 2009

"...and THATS A Daffodill!"

I read this little morsel about Daffodils in this month's Trader Joe's newsletter, and in honor of Springtime, flowers, and all things happy I thought it was worth a post.

"According to classical Greek lore, Narcissus was a beautiful youth who became so enthralled with his own reflection that he fell into a pool, whereupon the gods turned him into a Narcissus flower, otherwise knows s a Daffodil."

As a kid, my mom would take me on walks and name all the wildflowers and plants for me as we meandered. Some of my favorites included bottle brush, Queen Anne's 'shoe' lace (as Im told I liked to call it), and of course daffodils.

She taught me this little rhyme to distinguish daffodils from other blooms that are about this time of year, and I thought it was so lovely I still remember the first time I heard it. It brings me such joy to pass this poem along to my own children now, who seem to share my love and my mother's love for nature and all the different varieties of wildflowers that are native to our area this time of year.

The saying says:

A little yellow cup,
A little yellow frill,
A little yellow star,
and THATS a daffodill!

Hope your day is filled with lovely, and that you take time to enjoy the bloom of Spring. It puts me in a good mood just thinking about it.

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