My daisies appear as energetic as any other flowers, so I feel they have gotten an unfair reputation based on simple rhyming.
Considering the battle my daisies had to fight to survive in our untended garden, I think they deserve a medal for valor!
As I watch the snow slowly melt away while hoping we don’t get more, my thoughts turn to flowers and springtime. It’s natural when the world has been all white for weeks. Are crocuses popping up amidst the rubble of winter? My son did a little digging and says yes, they are trying to break through … but the weather guys are saying there’s more snow on the way. Can the baby flowers survive another round of ice and snow?
The sky was so blue this morning when I got up. Now it is fading to white, not a good sign.
I am tired. Not just of winter. Plain old tired. I had any number of ambitious plans for the day, but I think instead I’m going to do nothing much. Maybe I’ll feel bright and bushy-tailed tomorrow. Right now I need a good book. Maybe a little chicken soup too.
And flowers. How very much I yearn for flowers.
It is on rare occasion that a connection is available to the creator of an award. This time the beginning link in a chain of unknown number of recipients is Subtle Kate.
In Kate’s own words on June 28, 2012, “I would like to start a new award. It’s called the Daisy Award. Daisy’s are very sweet flowers, but they are stealth with hardiness. They’ll come up anywhere and beat the frost. This award is for the brave.”
So without further ado, these are the rules to follow:
This is the easiest part. I keep finding myself thanking Sharla, (Awakenings and CatnipOfLife). Sharla, you have become so much a part of my life it’s hard to explain to people who someone who I’ve never met face to face could become so interwoven with my life. You are the best, you really are. Hugs and thanks fly over the miles, from me to you!
What can I tell you that you don’t already know? I think by now I’ve told everybody everything. But let’s see how these fly:
This award is for the brave … and I think I’m choosing rightly.
For Jenny Threet at Rumpy Dog who fights a never-ending battle to try to protect our furry friends in the face of ignorance and indifference.
For Jordan Rich at Jordan Rich, a man who has a been a friend and supporter of every kind of worthy cause, donated his time, his celebrity, and personal resources to help everyone to the best of his ability. Which I might add is considerable. He has his own problems and faces them with courage and honor and without complaint. The Jordan Rich Show airs Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight until 5AM on WBZ AM 1030AM and WCCO Minneapolis.
He also grew some wonderful hot yellow peppers.
Bright vines climb on an old oak just past a driveway onto the tree farm.
At the base of the street, bright yellow daisies don’t recognize the end of their season as they point their faces at the sun.
Then, there are the flowering grasses …
And our flag is still there.
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