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Are these the happiest flowers in the garden?

September 15, 2011

There are many flowers that I prefer for their colour, their shape or their scent. But you can’t beat daisies (and their larger variations) for sheer sunny cheerfulness.

I am off to the rolling fields of south-west England for a couple of days with an old friend. It should be a happy occasion: she has met the love of her life, and this is her hen party! Wishing you, too, a cheerful weekend.

Last year’s coincidentally similar version of this post was Friday flowers.

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  1. Margaret Lambert permalink
    September 15, 2011 8:46 pm

    Have an absolutely delightful time!!

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 15, 2011 10:28 pm

      Thank you, Margaret, I’ll do my best! 😉

  2. September 16, 2011 7:09 am

    I am trying (and failing) to imagine you in the customary Edinburgh hen party gear. Foot high stilettos, a very (VERY) tight, low-cut T shirt in black with the name of the bride picked out in pink sequins – or on a pink satin sash, pink furry deely boppers, a skirt so short as to be invisible, a fag in one hand, and preferably unable to stand without the assistance of your other hens or a handy building. But somehow I think your event will be rather more fragrant. I was going to say ‘like these flowers’, and have a neat conclusion such as we like, but then I remembered that these daisies don’t smell particularly wonderful! But they do indeed look fresh and happy.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 12:21 pm

      Hah, no, we weren’t quite that bad, although we did have a joyously bad-taste party on Saturday night! We stayed in our own rented house, though, so no terrorising of the neighbourhood. Hen nights can be the scourge of Edinburgh, can’t they.

  3. Toffeeapple permalink
    September 16, 2011 11:15 am

    What a lovely reason to go away for a while. Have a marvellous time.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 12:22 pm

      Thank you. It was just beautiful down there, and I hope to post a bit about the area when I have a moment.

  4. September 16, 2011 4:50 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful time at your friend’s hen party in the south – it’s nice to get a few days away before winter closes in. I enjoyed the post on your magnificent chesnut tree and the pictures of your younger son and his gran poking around looking for conkers.
    Autumn is advancing nicely here with the occasional hot humid and threatening day like yesterday as yet another storm raced up the Atlantic seaboard aiming for landfall today in Newfoundland. Our temp dropped overnight to the high forties Fahrenheir and lighting the woodstove may be in order!

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 12:23 pm

      Thanks, Janet. It was still summer in southern England – I’m not sure that we’ve had one at all up here! I don’t think our weather is anything like as dramatic as yours, though, and we haven’t needed the stove just yet.

  5. Deb permalink
    September 18, 2011 10:59 pm

    Daisies are certainly a cheerful flower – they were always one of my mother’s favorites. I’ve always liked Black-eyed (or sometimes called Brown-eyed) Susans. I don’t know if they have these in Scotland. Have a wonderful time in England, it must be beautiful at this time of year.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 12:25 pm

      Yes, we do have black-eyed Susans in Scotland, though you don’t see them all that much. At this time of year it’s the Michaelmas daisies that dominate many gardens, in their wonderful autumnal shades of purple and magenta.

  6. September 19, 2011 3:37 pm

    I love how fresh and bright daisies are!!

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 12:26 pm

      Me too – they look wide awake and smiling, don’t they? 🙂

  7. September 20, 2011 10:13 pm

    They may not smell the sweetest – but these flowers just seem so eager to please you have to like them.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      September 20, 2011 11:31 pm

      What a lovely description! That’s just it.

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