Thursday, 11 March 2010

Hope Springs Eternal

I adore daffodils. Their emergence from the cold damp winter earth heralds the start of warmer weather, of spring, of hope and new life. Their colours bright and smile-inducing against still grey days they beam their sunshine coloured faces at all who pass. I adore the daffodil.

So imagine my disappointment when my dear Mum told me today that in fact this year due to our colder than average temperatures there is a 'shortage' of daffodils in bloom for Mothers Day this weekend. And I suddenly noticed that it is the middle of march and as yet the glorious blooms have still yet to bud in their usual abundance on wide grass verges near our home! As yet I still havent had a vase full of bright hope on my kitchen windowsill! Oh hurry spring and warmer days and bring colour to my world!

"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"
Daffodils - William Wordsworth

1 comment:

  1. What would life be, stripped of hope's encourging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. (Susanna Moody)