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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Daffodils
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.

32 comments:

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

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

    The field of yellow - stunning!

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  15. This is beautiful Judith! One favorite flowers!
    Sherry

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

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

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  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.

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  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!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  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*

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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

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

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  26. Beautiful and colorful daffodils.

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

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

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

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