11 Mar 2015

School Run Colours 11/03/15 - Daffodils


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Spring would not be spring without daffodils. My first introduction to Daffodils was during English lessons at school. From the moment I read the poem, I was hooked. William Wordsworth had me under his spell with his description of golden daffodils dancing in the sunshine.

A few years ago I had the incredible good fortune of walking along the shores of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District. It was so much more than a mere lakeside walk. I was walking in the footsteps of the great Poet Laureate himself, reliving the inspiration sparked by thousands of yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze.

We then headed over to Grasmere in Cumbria to pay homage to one of the greatest romantic poets that ever lived. Visiting Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, two properties steeped in Wordsworth history, was like going on a pilgrimage to the birth-place of the romantics. Ironical, for the romantics would have frowned at the idea of a sacred pilgrimage. Nevertheless, my heart was at peace, a dream fulfilled.

Daffodils. Simple flowers. Weeds in the wilderness, even. And yet, so richly exemplifying romanticism in English literature. The world is the richer for such a gift.


These are my School Run Colours for this week. If you are new to the School Run Colours linky, you can read all about it here, including how to link up.



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22 comments:

  1. I have to say they are one of my fave flowers with so much promise with spring on the way

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  2. Daffodils are one of my favourite flowers. I'd love to see the host of golden daffs in the Lake District one day.

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  3. I love Daffs so much they just look so happy and really mark the start of spring xxx

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  4. I love daffodils, especially great big lawns of them. We only get a few here in the south of france, never lots together.

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  5. I love daffs, I've already bought them a few times this year

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  6. Yellow is such a good colour for now, and I'm sure it's because of daffodils! We always have them in the house when they're in season.

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  7. Flowers are definitely a sign of spring! I love that they are popping up everywhere now!

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  8. I love the Wordsworth poem and studied it as part of my GCSE text at school. Daffodils mark the start of spring.

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  9. Daffodils are indeed beautiful-such vibrant colours. And they start Spring-perfect.

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  10. I do love daffodils, they are such happy flowers and such a wonderful sign of spring and the hope that comes with it. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt
    PS. Temperatures here are finally sneaking up above zero... I might actually manage a walk soon!

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    1. That does sound good. After a long, hard winter, a little spring sunshine is all you need.

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  11. Poetry in itself! #schoolruncolours

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  12. I love them and all that they represent. There is nothing nicer than seeing that burst of yellow appear year after year.

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  13. One of may favourite flowers! I'm going to the lake district in June I might have to check that walk out!! x

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    1. It is a beautiful part of the world, and the walk comes highly recommended.

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  14. The daffodils are just popping up in my garden at the moment - I love them. Spring is here!

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  15. I love daffs - the only flowers that truly bring a smile to my face.

    #ThePrompt

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  16. I absolutely love daffodils - they are bright and beautiful and they are such a great signal that Spring is here.

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  17. They are such simple flowers aren't they, yet they brighten up everything...and are a reminder that spring is actually here and we are out the other side of winter...yay! :)

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  18. Daffs are one of my favourites and Emmy loves them too

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  19. I love the first sight of daffodils as it means Spring is on its way.

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  20. It is lovely to see spring flowers starting to erupt on the school run now......just need some warmer weather

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