Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom Knows Best

Butter and Eggs daffodils (foreground)

Narcisscus bulbocodium
If ever I had a bad dream as a child, my mother would tell me, "Just imagine you are lying in a field of daffodils."




I would drift back to sleep, virtually surrounded by brilliant yellow flowers.


The image still comes back when I'm in search of comfort. Here's to mothers everywhere who know that gardens can soothe the most troublesome nightmares. Happy Mother's Day!

7 comments:

  1. How fortunate of you! That first photo is gorgeous! Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. When I was a little girl, I had the school assignment of memorizing William Wordsworth's poem about daffodils. I could not get it! My +mother sensed my distressed and left a group of dinner guests to sit with me while she painted the word pictures in my mind that helped the poem stick. Happy Mother's Day, indeed :)

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  3. Wht a wonderful idea...and what a wonderful mother to think of that...Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  4. judedavison@shaw.caMay 8, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Well said Kate! And your thoughtfulness made mom's day . . .just so you know.

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  5. Thanks for remembering this, Kate. Don't know why I first said that to you, but think it was that I always found the glowing yellow of daffodils very uplifting...and I had fond memories of Wordsworth's poem lines "...a host of golden daffodils, beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze...". They are such a wonderful sign of Spring. xo

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  6. Beautiful photos and prose.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. never worked for me, it was like, "yeah. right. daffodils. that'll do the trick." i don't actually think i knew what they looked like. love my mommy anyways though...

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If there's one thing better than visiting gardens, it's talking about them. . .thanks for joining the conversation!