Is the Daffodil 04/15/2013Roger Vincent Jasaitis Faith & Practice Is the daffodil, maligned in name Narcissus, any more self-aware than the lilies of the field, who neither toil nor labor? Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading...
Quite lovely. A Jasaitis spin on Mathew 6:28?
It is a beautiful painting. Loving flowers having worked at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs and gardens I learned a few things about them. The Narcissus family includes daffodils and jonquils. History shows references to them as early as 300 BC but only show intense cultivation of them in 1500 AD. There are about 300 cultivars available…. different fragrances, times of bloom from Jan. to May, size of blooms, number of blooms on a stem, to name a few. Some bulbs can be naturalized….. and grow in the fields or edges of the forest without any care. The bulbs are poisonous so the rodents don’t eat them up, the tulips are a different matter…. their bulbs are like sugar to voles. Our Daffies started blooming in Jan. and a different variety is just opening up now. They are lovely to look at indoors or out.
This tanka (Japanese form) poem came to me during worship yesterday. With 3 inches of snow on Friday our daffs are reluctant to show themselves as yet. They are blooming in the valley though.
interesting thought beautifully stated, Roger. Ginger