A Trip back to my Homeland
April 3, 2016 7:38am CST
Two weeks ago I went home to the UK again, the first visit in over three years. I wanted to share birthdays with my twin brother, to visit my family and to catch up with some close friends. This required quite long periods of driving so I was able to enjoy England and Wales in the Spring. I was greeted thoughout the journey by daffodils growing in abundance often in the company of primroses. It reminded me of the pleasure expressed by William Wordsworth as he thinks back to the Springtime flowers 'and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils. I wanted to share them with you. The daffodils in the photo are growing in Wales, it was a misty morning but the flowers brought sunshine into the day.
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Thank you so much for this lovely tour of Wales looking at the daffodils. Also I love that quote from William Wordsworth "and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils" We still have to wait a bit for our hearts to fill with joy, but they will come on their own time, like usual.
@41CombedaleRoad Nice to hear that. That should have been long ago as skyscrapers have been around for many decades. I am a professional accountant, now almost retired. I was also in Indonesia for five years and enjoyed wherever I lived and the culture too was quite inviting. I will be here for the time being and accept whatever life has in store for me - siva
I bet that stretch of road does not have many Chinese families. There is a saying that Chinese eat whatever have legs, except the table. This is a way to say that Chinese are very creative when it comes to food. I bet the Chinese families will find a way to cook the daffodils while avoiding the poisonous parts.
@ElizabethWallace There is not much rain here in Greece but I have determined to buy some daffodil bulbs in the spring and plant some in a shady area where I can easily water them. Bringing a little English Springtime into Greece...
I came back with some good memories, but I did not take the sunshine with me to England so experienced some wet and cold days as well as a couple of sunny ones. I didn't mind as I was not going there for the weather. Like you, I enjoy a great deal of sunny weather in warmer climes.