Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bees like Daffodils

Spring daffodils are a good source of pollen for bees.
Top: left - Narcissus ARA, right - 'Glenn'  Bottom: left - 'Beautiful Eyes', right - Tete a Tete

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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;
then 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~
I will be linking with Mosaic Monday and All Things Bright and Beautiful.


  1. love the sunny daffodills!!! They are so cheery!!

  2. Great shot of that bee delving in as I would in a trough of Resee Cups!

    The field of yellow - stunning!

  3. And do you now have daffies blooming, Judith? None here. In fact, we woke to traces of snow on branch and bush.

  4. Just beautiful! Love the Bee in the Daffodil, and the poem is wonderful.

  5. Sweet post today, Judith. LOVE the bee in the flower image.
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. OH my goodness. Each of your photos is absolutely beautiful.

  7. That is a great shot of the bee in the daffodil. I was gardening yesterday and was well aware of the buzzing of bees around my head - a sure sign of a changing season.

  8. Gorgeous photos and I love the bee in the daffodil. The poem is a favourite of mine since I was in school. Have a great week Judith. Oh, a few of my daffodils are budded so I may cut some to enjoy indoors this week.

  9. Wow!
    That sure is a LOT of daffodils!!!!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  10. Such a beautiful field of daffodils! I like how you design and frame your mosaics!

  11. Lovely. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers.

  12. Great capture of the bee on the daffodil! Lovely images and poem! Thank you for sharing, have a happy week!

  13. The 'host of golden daffodils' field is awesome Judith!
    Prior to Easter our local supermarket was selling little pots of 'Tete a Tete' daffodils with an easter egg!!
    I can only imagine they were imported or grown in a cold store as it's Autumn here!

  14. I love that poem by Wordsworth. Our neighbors have planted a huge patch of daffodils and they are blooming. Beautiful.

  15. This is beautiful Judith! One favorite flowers!

  16. beautiful....just stopping by to say hello!! Hugs Trisha

  17. These are lovely photos, Judith. It looks like it could be May before I have any daffodil blooms this year.

  18. Judith, oh this is such a lovely post. We studied this poem years ago in school. I recall how my English teacher had explained so well... It was after this that I took English learning more seriously.... :) this brings back find memories.... Thank you!

    Have a great week.

  19. Just beautiful, Judith! I love learning about bees and have caught some great shots of them in my Rose of Sharon. Great to see them getting their fill in your daffodils - but the poem is the best. Always a favorite from childhood. Thanks so much for sharing your post on All Things Bright and Beautiful!

  20. Dearest Judith; (learned your name form your friends)

    Wow, poem form "William Wordsworth"!!! I LOVED to read his beautiful poem for daffodil♡♡♡ As a Japanese I only knew his name and not his works in English.

    Your pictures and BLOG also really beautiful; I appreciate your sweet visit. Thank you very much for visiting.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  21. Great shots! I guess Spring is finally arriving for us in the North.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  22. You made my day, Judith. My very favorite poem about my very favorite flower. I have been to Wordsworth 's home in Grasmere where he wrote the poem. No daffodils in bloom, but lovely just he same. I have walked his garden path at Royal Mount and felt his inspiration. Like I said, you made my day. I hope that your day is good, too.

  23. Gorgeous images, Judith! I have seen a few bees too, and even a butterfly a week ago (painted lady). Unfortunately I see that "my" snakes have returned as well. :(

    Hugs, Beth

  24. How beautiful! We're all ready for Spring..although ours has turned HOT already! I thought of you this morning when I bought the prettiest tea cup and saucer at the thrift store. I'll show it off soon! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  25. I have always enjoyed this poem, and you have the perfect visuals to go with it!

  26. Beautiful and colorful daffodils.

  27. Love these and our Daffodils did pretty good and the bees, tons of them about ;)

  28. Judith, that field of daffodils is spectacular. And the poem is really lovely. Christa

  29. Beautiful pictures and a favorite verse. So glad I had time to catch up with you today!


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