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.


Pondside said...

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

Vee said...

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.)

Pamela said...

Hi Lorrie!!

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

Elizabethd said...

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

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love these sweet little flowers.