EVERLASTING SPRING BOTANICAL WREATH

Daffodils herald the awakening of spring. 

As they sway in the breezes, scenting the moist air with sweet perfume, it fills the heart with promise. On this wreath, the flowers look as though they have been freshly picked from the soil; but in fact, silica gel has preserved them for lasting enjoyment. Taxidermy butterflies, as seen in nature extracting sweet nectar from the petals, add a sense of wonder and realism to the wreath. Some of the best poets take their cue from the natural world. The following piece of literature has inspired this floral composition.

After observing a field of daffodils, William Wordsworth penned these sentiments in his poem I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud:


"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." 

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Delight yourself in the luxury of freshly picked daffodils this week.

Sally