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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Common Daisy – Bellis perennis - Tusensköna

 

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“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” ~ Therese of Lisieux ~

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Daisies and Dandelions

The Swedish name for the daisy - Tusensköna – means “thousandfold beauty”.

From my childhood, I remember these especially from one place I used to visit with my grandparents. They had these three old friends, two sisters and a brother, who lived together in a little red wooden cottage far out in the countryside. These little white flowers covered the whole lawn in front of that house, and therefore the name always seemed very appropriate to me.  

3 comments:

Ginny said...

The daisies look so pretty mixed in with the dandelions, like the two were meant to be together. And I'm glad you showed a picture with some buds in it. I haven't seen any daisies around here yet this spring, but plenty of black eyed susans!

DawnTreader said...

Living in town and with no garden of my own, I can just enjoy it when little islands of these turn up in the lawns between the apartment buildings... ;) While people with lawns of their own have to make Decisions.

Black-eyed susans do not grow wild in Sweden but are not uncommon in gardens and parks. But those are later here, I think. I remember them from last summer in a park nearby where I took some butterfly photos.

Sandra said...

thousandfold beauty is a very good name, because where they grow there are usually hundreds and thousands of them. Daisy's are my favorite cut flower and I would rather have them than roses. I like to sit them on my kitchen table and they smile at me. have you noticed they are like little smiley faces? the photos are beautiful and tell the story all by themselves. I like that quote about all flowers being roses. it is true in people to, that is why we are all so different. I love your blogs, keep bloggin

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