Wednesday, 7 March 2007

A host of dancing Daffodils

I had to take my car to the garage this morning and what a lovely morning on which to walk back home. On my way I passed this field of daffodils which reminded me of Wordsworth's lines,

'And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils.'

I bought 4 bunches from the local farm along with some freshly cut rhubarb.

They also had a wonderful display of primroses

Now I just have to decide what to make with the rhubarb.......

My absolute favourite would be Rhubarb Crumble with Cornish Clotted Cream, but I'll settle for the healthier option of Stewed Rhubarb and Creme Fraiche.


  1. Oh my god! The fields with flowers looks like heaven to me!! It makes me smile :)

  2. Hi Ruth! I think it would have to be rhubarb crumble and custard for me!!!! What a beautiful walk home you had! Clare x

  3. I wandered lonely as a cloud..
    is that the same poem?
    The sunflower field photograph is really, really lovely Mummy, I'm midly annoyed that you've taken such a good picture, you can't be better at photography than me! Haha :)
    I don't like rhubarb crumble but the picture in the spode bowl with the little cream pot makes it look very appetising!
    Brilliant pictures Mummy, you have captured some nice colours. I'll have to keep hoping Matt hits the big time so I can be a lady of leisure like you and take photographs all day!
    Rosie x

  4. I had to learn this poem off by heart as a child by a teacher who thought it was very trite and dismissive of it all but really how can you say trite describes:

    "For oft when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood
    they flash upon the inward eye
    which is the bliss of solitude
    and then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils"

    one of my all time favourite poems nad never fails to make me feel happy

  5. Doesn't the rhubarb look good in the blue and white. I love rhubarb crumble, but when I was little my auntie used to make stewed rhubarb for my cousin and me and we always had Royal Scot biscuits with it. I don't know that you can still get those - frighteningly it was nearly 50 years ago, although I don't consider myself to be a day over 21!

  6. My goodness, your pictures!! I am green with envy over the blooming flowers, having seen nothing but snow latley :)

    Love your blog!


  7. What a lovely spring post! I like your blog banner very much btw!

  8. You are so fortunate to be enjoying springtime already. I am trying to be patient.
    I have never seen a whole field of daffodils~it's lovely! I did buy a primrose at the store last week so I have a small bit of spring. Debbie

  9. Oh, that looks like spring. No such thing here up north in Finland, where we enjoy sleet and snow. Thanks for linking to my blog, I've added yours to my bloglines! Take care, Outi

  10. SOOOO LOVELY with all those daffodils ...the yellow coulor gives me so much energy!
    Nice blog you have here ...with lots of good stuff!
    All my best

  11. oooh don't. Rhubarb crumble? I'm starving now.