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Monday, April 20, 2009

'that which cometh early'**

Ta-dahhhh! Minnesota is squeaking toward spring and yesterday I captured a photo of the very first daffodil. . .at least, one I've laid eyes on. With giddy pride I post this for Today's Flower's because I finally can show something current, real and lovely.

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**The word "Daffodil" didn't come into the English language until the 1500s. The old name for daffodil was “Affodyle,” believed to originate with the Old English “Affo dyle,” meaning “that which cometh early.” It ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel" (of Greek mythology).

11 comments:

Tulip said...

love your cute daffodil flower. great captured.

VALKYRIEN said...

Daffodils belongs to spring, and they are lovely flowers! Like your work on the photo, the softness is nice!Great capture!

Daryl said...

What a nice new tidbit of floral knowledge I now have .. lovely daff and interesting info I am now going to use the first chance I get!

Donna said...

How PRETTY! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

SandyCarlson said...

Bring on the daffs! Ours are all but out. How we wait! They are worth it though.

Down south, they were everywhere and looked as graceful and inviting as this beauty.

Michele said...

Congrats on seeing the Daffodil. I have yet to see those but I did see purple crocuses so I think the daffodils MUST be out there, just not in eye line....
A beautiful photo.

Denise said...

Wow, that's a great photo, love how you have added the inset of another, very creative. Info is new to me also. A wonderful post and thank you so much for sharing it with Today's Flowers.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I feel your pride here... and can well understand it.. :O)
Great info also.

Tom

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful shot of daffodil, and pleasant collage inside the picture !
Thank you for yourkind words on my blog

Sisko said...

Beautiful flower! Beautiful page and pictures!

i beati said...

How very very perfect!!!!I bet your heart filled with sunshine when you saw it

incidentally watched Pride and Prejudice twice last night hahaah