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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Friendly Flowers


"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?"
Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail


Several times a week I walk down to our local grocery store, my grocery tote swinging from my hand. By deliberately not buying everything I need during my major shopping of the week I force myself to get out and walk. It takes me about 15 minutes to get there. And the road is so pretty. It's partly wooded, with a few houses along one section. Fresh forest scents waft up against me, while trees rustle in the breezes.

I was inspired today to take these pictures of the daisies that grow along the road. Friendly looking, aren't they? 


"The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air." Robert Burns

I think Robert Burns would like the bottom photo. Those friendly daises are nestled up to Scotch Broom, brought here by a homesick Scotsman in the 19th century, and now considered invasive. But the daisies don't know that and they thrive along with the broom.

5 comments:

  1. The daisies are growing just everywhere at Pondside. I have a fresh bouquet every other day and there is not end to them!

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  2. I'd not heard about "friendly" daisies, but now that you point them out, yes, they do look cheerful and friendly. Now I want to find out more about this Scotch broom of yours. (Our lupines are considered invasive.)

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  3. Hi Lorrie!!

    I just sent you an award...come on over!
    Pamela xo

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  4. We have them all along the roadsides here. They are joyful!

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  5. Oh I love these sweet little flowers.

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