Fresh as a Daisy

You probably know the saying ‘as fresh as a daisy’ … well here’s a daisy that shows why this saying is correct. Fresh in this mornings heavy dew, in the beautiful bright spring sunshine I found this freshly opened daisy.


Don’t forget to click on it to see it larger.

I had the best walk this morning – it’s a lovely spring day and it made me feel very happy 🙂

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”


First Daisy


A less exotic flower today – we spotted this daisy while out for a walk, and its the first one I’ve seen this year so I had to take a photo of it. It may be common and unexotic, but it still has its own special charm.



Snowdrop shoots

The weather has improved and the storms are now over. The clear up has got underway in town, and out here all is calm and there’s even been some sunshine! It has turned a lot colder, but that is the price we pay for calmer weather I guess.

Today we went out for a walk around the village, which was nice despite the cold. I spotted these Snowdrops getting started near the wall by the church. I’m not sure if it’s a bit early or about right. After last year’s late spring I’m wondering if we’ll have an earlier one this time.

I also saw some leaves emerging in the hedgerow which again makes me think spring may be early. And there are loads of catkins.

Fungi near the pond

In the soggy areas near the village pond the fungi that had been growing everywhere seem to have mostly disintegrated into a slimy mess which isn’t all that pleasant. Perhaps it has been too soggy even for fungi! There are a few left intact though.

Also on our walk today we saw some Chaffinches and Blue Tits, many berries, and a daisy, as well as some reminders of autumn with a leaf hanging on still, and oak galls that have been there for months on a small oak tree. The Chaffinches don’t seem to visit out garden any more, but it’s good to see they’re still around the village.


Red-tipped Daisy

Bruce noticed this daisy the other day and though it is just a common daisy (Bellis perennis) it is a particularly nice one with really red tips to the petals. I’ve seen ones that are quite pink but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as red as this before. It looks a bit like it’s been dipped in blood!



The Humble Daisy

I haven’t taken any new shots lately – I’ve been spending most of the last few days in bed or on the sofa feeling pretty yucky with some kind of lurgy – maybe the flu. Feeling a bit better today so I’m posting a photo, but it’s an old one, from last spring. If you want to see some up to the minute spring 2013 shots, pop over to Bruce’s blog for some lovely daffodil buds 🙂

The daisy is a common flower, often thought of as a weed. Some people don’t like them growing on their pristine lawns. I think the daisy is lovely though, so often overlooked, but can be beautiful.

Weeping Daisy



On Saturday I was so delighted to find snowdrops as I’ve been missing having flowers to photograph. On the way back on our walk I had walked on ahead and as I looked back to see where Bruce was, I was curious to see what he was taking a photo of. It turned out to be this lone daisy, the only one we’ve seen so far this year. So of course I had to join in and get a couple of shots of it myself 🙂 I’m so looking forward to having more flowers to shoot soon!

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