In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

daisy day

The vegetable garden isn't just vegetables (and fruit) after all. There's room for goldenrod and yarrow and daisies too. They get first dibs, since before there was a garden they were already here. This morning the daisies are almost at their peak.
There's nothing as pretty as daisies on their tall graceful stems. They are both resilient and beautiful. Because they are a common field flower, they are easily overlooked. And yet: they are magnificent, really, in their understated way.
I believe we will proclaim June 16th as daisy day.

4 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Our Daisy Day will have to wait - they aren't in bloom yet - but I think we'll have a Daisy Day too - later.

Terry J. Deveau said...

He sang, "I'll give you a daisy a day dear, I'll give you a daisy a day. I'll love you until the rivers run still, and the four winds we know blow away."

DCdaisy said...

I find it so lovely that a)daisies are my favorite flower and b)that they always bloom around my birthday!!

Anne Yarbrough said...

Happy birthday, DC daisy!