Saturday, April 4, 2009

Show and Tell - The Daffodil Fields

Show and Tell
It is that time again. Go see what everyone else is sharing!

Children mentioned and pictured.

There is a little observatory that is not too far from my home. It isn't really used for research anymore because the lights of the city take away from its effectiveness. Still, that isn't the reason I think it is so cool.

The observatory was funded by Dr. Goethe Link. He was an amateur astronomist. I guess he spent a lot of time at the observatory. So while he did all that sky watching his wife, Helen, was collecting and cultivating different types of daffodils. She was a botanist and former Vice-President of the American Daffodil Society. Who knew a whole society exists for daffodils???? Do they let Jonquil lovers into their group?

Anyways, back in the 80's the NYT did a story on her.

A path through the woods by the observatory leads to a field where her spoils continue to thrive. It is a bit of beauty and wonder in this messy world.
Daffodils are probably my favorite flower.
Today I took the Zerker there took pictures in her Easter dress.
It was beautiful.

'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


Bottoms Off said...

cute pics. I LOVE daffodils

Beautiful Mess said...

Awww those are such sweet pictures of your daughter. I love daffodils, too. I love it when I see them start to come up because I KNOW spring is on it's way!

'Murgdan' said...

Beautiful...daffodils are one of my faves as well.

JuliaS said...

And that is definitely the best of Spring!

Kristin said...

What beautiful pictures. The daffodils and your daughter compliment each other.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love all the daffodils!

Cara said...

Oh my -that first photo is definately blow-up-and-frame worthy!

so gorgeous.

elizabeth said...

what a great idea! your daughter is lovely.

Cassandra said...

I love daffodils too. I say that poem in my head every time I see them, which is quite often for a few weeks each spring.

The Zerker among the blooms is just magical!

Queenie. . . said...

Great photos. I have a family friend with huge fields of naturalized daffodils of every shape, color and size. It's really something to see them in the spring.

Carrie said...

GORGEOUS (the baby) and the flowers are nice, too. What a freaking cutie pants!


WiseGuy said...

You know, I have never seen a daffodil in real life....but when I do, I will have no trouble in recognizing it!

Your daughter is beautiful! And she looks very pretty in her Easter dress!

battynurse said...

Oh my those are cute pictures. She looks so cute sitting among the flowers.

Raggedy Ann said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love daffodils! But yor daughter is the prettiest flower in the photos.

sunflowerchilde said...

I love daffodils too, they are such a beautiful omen and sign of spring. Beautiful pictures, too.

Mommynightowl said...

the photos came out beautiful.

I have never seen so many daffofils

Anonymous said...

A golden host of daffodils no less ..they are one of my favorites too

Great photo's :)

Teresa said...

These are beyond words! How beautiful, I will have to take a trip out there too!

Callie said...

She's gorgeous! What great pictures. I specially love the first one with the flower on her hate. She is clearly the prettiest flower in the bunch!