Saturday, April 29, 2006


A daisy by any other name. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices
instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, "Letters"
Who knew there were so many varieties of daisy and why didn't I take a little notebook to the garden shop? Therefore, I have no idea of the scientific name or common name for this variety. This does not keep me from enjoying its beauty. So much is going on in this small blossom. A center red crown ringed in gold and bejeweled with small miniature lily-like flowerets and surrounded by streaked pink petals. In my mind's eye I can imagine a "fairy faire" with gossamer wings, wearing a flowing pink chiffon tog. On her head of cherry red hair sits a crown of young spring leaves, woven limbs of yellow forsythia and white lily; a creature you might see in a "Midsummer Night's Dream." What do you see?

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