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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Welcome to Spring!

This Spring, if you are driving or walking and happen to pass a field of wildflowers...take the time to stop and breathe in the beauty of it all.

These flowers were not planted, they were grown from seeds deposited by the wind or the birds you see visiting now and then. The wildflowers are a universe unto themselves. A source of nectar to the bees, seeds for the birds and not least of all a place of reflection for us.

I tend to be very busy just as you but I for one will make every attempt this Spring to spend time with the flowers and let them revive my spirit.

13 comments:

Heather said...

How beautiful! I love spring. The idea of growth and renewal - always so promising (once you get past the allergies from the onslaught of pollen :)
Oh, and daisies are my favorite.

Simply Heather said...

Wildflowers are my favorites. Could you have guessed that though? I thought you'd appreciate the 63 Dodge :o).

Who'd of thought that you'd find two Heather's whose favorite flower's are the daisies?

Ian Buchan said...

There is a pretty pink/blue/mauvey flower that grows wild along the roads and farms of the South African high grasslands, the Cosmos. they come out in vast fields in (I think) autumn. Their origin here was odd: the flower was native to Argentina, and during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 the British Army imported large quantities of horse fodder from Argentina. The Cosmos seeds were mixed with the grasses, and the seeds self-sown along the transport routes. Nurseries have now cultivated varieties for domestic gardens, they make a wonderful show of colour.

Dan Felstead said...

OK...we now have Alabama Heather and Vermont Heather....thanks to both of you for your comments. I thankfully was able to escape the allergy thing but my son has them so I feel for you Alabama Heather! Daisies and Tulips are my favorites. And Vermont....the 63 Dodge was awesome!

Thanks guys...

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Ian...thanks for the heads up on the Cosmos...I am going to Google them to take a look. I have never heard of them before but I might recognize them when I see them.

Thanks,

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Ian,
I looked into the Cosmos flower and they are beautiful! For anyone else who wants to see them here is a link:
http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/flowers/cosmos/cosmos.html

Thanks again,

Dan

PuraPoetica said...

What a lovely picture! I've never had the pleasure of smelling wildflowers but the picture makes me want to stop by the florist and find some. This would make a wonderful prompt for a poem.


PuraPoetica :) [no blog anymore because of school, work, life]

Dani said...

This post is lovely Dan. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Dan Felstead said...

Pura Poetica,
Welcome back! I looked for your blog but it disappeared...now I know why. Good luck with your life changes and stop back by. I always enjoy your comments. I only ask one thing...when you leave a comment...put it to poetry! You are qualified!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dani,
Thanks...we are beginning to see the flowers pop through now...can't wait for the warmer weather!

Dan

septembermom said...

Admiring the wildflowers is a great escape for the soul. Gorgeous picture for me today. So gray here in NY. Thanks for the sunshine.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom,

I think we are all about burnt out on the drab dreary days of February and March. I am with you on this one...the sooner , the better.

Dan

PuraPoetica said...

Aww thanks! I bookmarked your blog so I can keep in touch :)