Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Saint David's Day

 Daffodils along Pitt Road in Dorstone, England

What a nice excuse to post my favorite photos of daffodils. Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. On March 1, Saint David's Day is celebrated, with the wearing of the national flower, the cheery daffodil.

I would do my part if my daffodils weren't under two feet of snow. I love knowing that they are blooming somewhere, making the day brighter. They are my all-time favorite flower!

Beside the stream in Dorstone, just beyond the border (from Wales)




Happy Saint David's Day to you all!

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19 comments:

Jenn said...

Happy St David's Day to you too Judy! I love daffodils, though you won't see them growing here...even with no snow on the ground!!

Judy said...

Yes some of my friends have glorious daffs in their gardens!! mine are yet to bloom but know that the wait will be worth it.. take care, and Happy St. David's Day to you too, Judyx

Michelle said...

I love daffodils too! I love almost all bulb flowers. Our crocus are up and the daylilies and irises are starting to come up. We've got signs of spring here from birds singing to trees budding. It's been nice. I even saw two robins the other day.

EmptyNester said...

I've never heard of St. David's Day. I know a couple of Davids...but they're no saints! LOL

BTW-my soaps came in on Saturday and I LOVE THEM! I am using the chocolate almond one now. The apple peel one mysteriously disappeared when DoodleBug left--Hmmmm...LOL

Under Her Wings said...

I must go out and take some pictures of the daffodils. I wish you could come and visit. There is an area called Wye Mountain nearby that has fields and fields of daffodils. I think we need to check it out and go there when they are all in bloom! It should be sometime soon. They are blooming around the house here.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh they are soooooo gorgeous. I didn't know any of that about St. David! I would love to get there and see them in person! Happy St. David's Day my friend!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Natalya said...

HAPPY SAINT DAVIES DAY! HURRAH FOR THE GOOD OLD WELSH! But...I thought it was leeks, not daffodils...hmm...am I confusing things? I know in Shakespeare (Henry V my favorite play) they have leeks, but perhaps Shakespeare changed something (yet again)! :) Anyway, as Shakespeare said in his play was that there was a great battle in which David fought in a garden where leeks grew. So, welsh wear a leek to remember it. Maybe that tradition has changed to a daffodil since the 1500's though! ;)
~Natalya

partialemptynester said...

Beautiful pix...yellow is such a springy color, brings joy to my day no matter what the season!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Natalya, here's what was on Wikipedia: To celebrate this day, people wear a symbol of either a leek, or daffodil. The leek arises from an occasion when a troop of Welsh were able to distinguish each other from a troop of English enemy dressed in similar fashion by wearing leeks. An alternative emblem developed in recent years is the daffodil. But please, Natalya, if I see you today, do me a favor and wear a daffodil and save the leeks for a salad. ;-)

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Georgeous daffodils, Judy! :) Love seeing fresh blooming flowers!

I admit that I've never heard of St David's Day before reading your explanation on here.

Happy St. Davids Day! :)

Heide said...

Oh daffodils!!! Sigh!!! I would love to see daffodils right now!! Even though we don't have two feet of snow, they will not be up for another month and a half. They are so cheery and springy!! When they start to bloom, we don't care what what color they are! Aslong as something is blooming! Every year we plant more in the fall! Lol!

Happy St. David's Day!!

jennyfreckles said...

Haven't seen any yet - crocusses are blooming but the daffs are a bit late I think.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Happy St. David's Day to you. I am looking forward to the daffodils blooming. It's too cold here right now! But nothing like the ice fishing weather.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Just a little more patience for the Daffodils here. It occasionally escapes me that the daff is a Welsh thing when the leek seems more familiar. It's only when visiting the appropriate Welsh tourist shop that reminders are imprinted in my mind again. Sorry to hear that you are still in the depths of winter. Now I realise why you needed all those logs for the fire.

Marty said...

Thanks for sharing....long time no talk...I absolutely LOVE daffodils...they are my fav flower as well=))

Carla said...

Hi Judy,
I am good friends with Bobby. She introduced me to your blog. I love it. Wanted to post that Daffodils are my favorite flower too. We had them as our wedding flower. Beautiful photo's today.
Thank You, Carla

Tiffanee said...

Thank you. I so needed a touch of spring today. These are beautiful and perfect. Thanks for brightening my day.

Lana said...

Here is one of my favorite poems, just for you for making me smile with your pictures!

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:
Ten 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

Natalya said...

This may be a kinda silly thought, but I wonder if Christian Bale wore a daffodil yesterday? He's Welsh (and proud of it) and, if you haven't heard, he won the "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar Sunday night. :)

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