Daffodil Delights

Living in England as a little girl, I am quite partial to the lovely daffodil.  There is just something so bright and cheery about their sunny faces.  One of my favorite poems is about daffodils and always reminds me of my childhood in England and my favorite flower.

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

Here are just a few lovely ideas for incorporating this delightful flower into your next event.

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And with Easter this weekend, I love these ideas for some daffodil centerpieces:

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