"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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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, Daffodils
I cannot wait until the daffs pop up this year. They've been covered in snow for so long!
When I dug in the garden to try to find them, I couldn't locate a single sprout above ground. I think they are a little late this year!
As long as they come up eventually, that's all I ask.
The 1st of every month marks Garden Blogger Muse Day, held at Carolyn Gail's Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.
To see more Garden Blogger Muse Day posts from around the world, head over to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.
--Today I am thankful it is the first of March, because it means there are less than three weeks left until spring;-)
"...And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils"
*NOTE: I took these photos on March 5th, just a couple of days after I published this post.
At last, my daffodils have started to poke their heads out of the ground.
They were much slower this year than I ever remember them being, but at least they're on their way now.
Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For Today.