Monday, September 15, 2008

A host of golden daffodils

On a drive over to Bathurst a week or two ago I insisted that we take the quick detour on the side road to Rydal because there is a property not far off the main road where thousands of daffodils flower. It was too early then, but this weekend they were perfect.

From Daffodils by William Wordsworth
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 the bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in a sprightly dance.


  1. Beautiful - we had to learn "The Daffodils" off by heart when I was in St 5. Still one of my favourite poems to this day

  2. Oh Gosh daffodils! We are totally opposite and into fall here. Our daffodils will be back about March/April. We love spring, should be there now and here in April, lol. Lovely shot and thank you for your nice comments on our blog.