Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daffodils and Other Flowers

Just a quick post here. We finally finished our taxes - well, almost. Jim has to check on one piece of paperwork that seems to have gone missing; hopefully that will be a quickly resolved matter. We seem to file later and later each year. I don't think we can get much later than we're filing this year; maybe that means we'll file in January next time. (What a novel concept!)

Yesterday I started week 3 of the Couch to 5K program. I managed the 3 minute runs without mishap, so I'm still feeling positive about all this.

And the flowers! The flowers are starting to appear everywhere, so I'll bore you with more pictures, and with a Wordsworth poem.
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.  

New Buds...

And more flowers:


  1. Wordsworth and daffodils. So much better than taxes (and that other inevitability...)

    BTW, your taxes aren't really due til Monday, so you're a few days early. You could go a LITTLE later next year. ;-)

  2. BTW, the story is that Wordsworth recited many of his poems to his sister as they walked along the meadows, and she recorded them. Perhaps you could record Bonnie's poems as you walk her?

  3. Apparently Jim is reciting one of Bonnie's poems... do you think they would be of general interest?