Friday, March 20, 2009

PhotoHunt: Yellow - Daffodils



I saw spring with my heart today:
A small girl, skipping, came my way.
Her Daddy's smile was on her face,
Her petticoat dripped fresh-torn lace.

A bunch of yellow-gold I spied
Behind her back - Oh woe betide!
Fresh daffodils! "For you," she said.
Plucked from my neighbour's flowerbed.

This poem was written for me by my mother Marcelle Pollington, when I was a little girl in California. The picture is from several years ago - when I was looking at the daffodils at Canberra's Floriade festival.

This is my latest entry.

40 comments:

Deana said...

I wish I had a poem from my mother. What a wonderful gift. Daffordils remind me of holding my grandfather's hand as we walked through his old fallen down homeplace and he would pick them for me.

WillThink4Wine said...

Now you know how I love poetry and flowers and mothers, so this is absolutely divine, Leslie! How wonderful to have such a precious keepsake from your mother!

kaye said...

lovely composition and memory.

Trekcapri said...

Hi Leslie, what a beautiful poem written by your mother. And I love your photo and design.

Great choice and take on this week's theme! Have a great day Leslie!

Annie said...

What a lovely poem and image. Happy spring!

Randi said...

What a lovely memory!
Love your poetry and your design!
Have a great weekend.
Randi

Carver said...

What a wonderful poem your mother wrote for you. I love the photograph of you with the daffodils. Great post!

Blur Mommy said...

That's a really nice poem from your mother! So precious!

keeyit said...

Lovely poem in this sunny day..

MarĂ­a I. said...

What a wonderful poem. I love the photo and the design. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Autumn and cooler temperatures are coming your way.

ancient one said...

Oh I do love your poem from your mom. Did you really pick them from the neighbors flower bed? I'm sure she didn't mind. No child can resist daffodils.

Napaboaniya said...

Lovely poem with a fitting pretty shot among the yellow flowers :)

stan said...

That is such a delightful read. :)

Bengbeng said...

it is a pleasure to read this poem

YTSL said...

Very nice poem and photo. :)

SASSY MOM said...

That's a great poem. That's a heartwarming gift.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love that poem. ;-) Sweet memories.

Life Ramblings said...

what a delightful poem and beautiful picture.

Aileni said...

A delightful scene.

Hootin' Anni said...

Such a gorgeous photo, and all the extra you've shared makes it a wonderful post.

Mine's posted...yellow flowers in our yard. Happy Hunting.

Mirage said...

What a beautiful work of art, both the poem and your digiart! Beautiful and full of love!

slinky said...

It will be great discussing together. Have you thought of a time? Lunch on Tuesdays I have phone duty and then on Wednesdays I have K duty. Mr Mc and Ms D are pretty strict if someone takes over for someone else if the person is still there at school.

Do you have a list of styles of writing? I tried looking for a list on the net but couldn't find a thing. I want to prepare for the writing test since I want to get a better result than last year. Types could include dicussion, book report, argument, narrative and so on. The style of writing is kept secret until the test day.

Love coming here because of the continuous posts and scrap pics.

JasonsLifeNotes said...

The poem is great. It goes smoothly together with the Daffodils

jams o donnell said...

What a superb combination. Beautiful poem and beautiful photo

Vita Stunder said...

I really love this! :)

The great photo and the lovley poem from your mother!
Beautiful :)

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mellow yellow!
Beautiful job~ as always.

*lynne* said...

Despite having gone through so many entries for this week's photo hunt, with so many of them with flower themes, it's only seeing yours that I am reminded there is a photo of me as a toddler, almost lost in a meadow full of daffodils! So creative of your mother to have penned that poem of you, for you!

sammawow said...

Oh, Leslie, I absolutely love this post and picture! It certainly brought a smile to my face! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh this is one of my favorite of your projects-- lovely! I like it because it is sentimental and sweet.. romantic.

I did yellow today, too! I hope you can come visit.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-yellow/

Have a great weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Daffodils are the best.

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a wonderful memory and poem and photo to go with. Great post for our yellow theme today. Yellow is just a color that brings a smile.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Lovely poem from your mother, and great shot for the theme to go with it.

Slinky said...

Hi Ms S!

I love this poem! I did for homework last year and didn't realise it was simple English.

Do you think you can find some hard spelling words to do? The ones in class are a bit easy. I am trying to learn the year 9 words from you ICT program. They are more of a challenge.

Mr Mc has given me, only me, a 1500 word essay on a topic that I chose. I chose Albert Natmatjera and he approved. Do you think I could see you some time to discuss? Maybe not during class because it might look strange but it is still a possibility. Mr Mc is a good teacher. I have finished all the set work.

Sweetanlo said...

That's beautiful, the poem and the picture.

My Yellow Post

Brine Queen said...

Beautiful. Best use of a daffodil picture yet!

Thanks for stopping by.

girasoli said...

Beautiful! I love the poem. What a treasure to have. Great job on the design. Perfect for the theme this week. By the way, I read on another blog that you are heading back to Italy! That is wonderful!! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

bingskee said...

lovely poem. that is sweet of your mother!

EastCoastLife said...

Your mother's poem is such a precious gift! You looked so pretty among the flowers. :)

Gerry said...

You know I love this one. I love it. I just love it. You know that, right? Just love it.

Anne said...

What a wonderful entry! You look like you are plunk in the midst of a fairy tale in the photo, happy and beautiful! And I love the poem from your mom :)