Blooming Goodness!

I have my first blooming Daffodil of spring today! Such a welcome site with it's shining yellow bloom at the edge of my woods. There will be more to come each day as all of the other blooming plants start out a subdued shade of green and progress to an explosion of blooms in every shade. Only a long cold winter could inspire a poet to pen a verse about the beloved Daffodil!
"Daffodils" (1804)

I WANDER'D 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 stretch'd 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.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Have a bright yellow day!

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