Tuesday

~Please Don’t Eat the Daisies~

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We see these daisies, growing in our neighbor’s garden, from our windows. They are luminescent just after sunset and just before sunrise.

Please stop by Susan’s, for gardens and other outdoor views, each Wednesday.

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We watched the 1960 Doris Day-David Niven movie, “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies”, over the weekend. Love that film!

I was reminded of the daisies, growing in our neighbor’s garden and took these photos, early Monday morning.

Have you made a Daisy Chain and worn it in your hair? I have…

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Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere
Bold in maternal nature's care
And all the long year through the heir
Of joy and sorrow,
Me thinks that there abides in thee
Some concord with humanity,
Given to no other flower I see
The forest through.

~William Wordsworth~

To the Daisy

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69 comments:

Martha said...

I love daisies -- a favorite garden flower at Linderhof. Great pictures.

yellowfarmhouse said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie - but I'm a big Doris Day fan - always happy movies. Another movie stated that daisies were happy flowers and I agree. Beautiful photos once again

Hugs - karen

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love daisies! Defintely a happy flower1 My daisies bloomed profusely this year....sadly they are starting to wane. I also love Doris Day movies...so innocent and sweet.
~Patti

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Fabulous Post!!!
I have always loved the movie and I have really been loving the flower more and more and more.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love Shasta Daisies, and planted some here which are blooming also. Love the film too, a classic!

bj said...

Daisies are my daughter's favorite flower..as was my mother's.
These are wonderful and your talent as a photographer really does them justice.
I loved that movie, too, and haven't watched it in years. She has always been one of my favorites and I didn't miss her movies. Rock Hudson once said she had the cutest tush of any ladies he ever worked with!! :O) Think they were really good friends right up to the end for Mr. Hudson.
He was always soooo handsome and she so precious. And, I adored David Niven!!

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely pictures of one my favorite flowers! I also watched PDETD this weekend...I adore Doris Day! What a great actress she was, our perpetual virgin...
Sandi

susan said...

Pat-I love daisies! They are just wholesome all-American flowers to me :)--just like Doris Day! I was thinking of that movie as I saw your picture and then read that you had watched it :) Glad you have such a wonderful view!

Lisa said...

I watched that movie this weekend too! So sweet! I love Doris Day! and I love those daisies.:)

Southern Lady said...

I think Daisies are like little rays of sunshine tucked into a flower bed or a vase. Beautiful pictures, Pat!

I think I'll get the movie from Netflix for us to watch on our family vacation next month. It's truly a classic, and they don't make many like that anymore, do they.

Darla said...

Daisies still my heart!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I remember that movie. It was fun to watch. Yes, I have made daisy chains. Wore them in my hair and as necklaces and bracelets. I love daisies...

Cathy said...

Gprgeous daisies!!!

Daisies are my mother's favorite flower...she used them in her wedding!!! Everytime I see them I think of her!!!

Wonderful post!!! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Deb said...

Love this post, the movie Please Don't Eat the Daisies, & Doris Day!! ♥

Sandra said...

What pretty daisies!
Blessings,
Sandra

Nancy said...

Pat, Those daisys are beautiful!!!!! So country and Summery! Nancy

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I've never made a daisy chain for my hair, but I can picture Maddy (our 9 yr old "flower child" granddaughter) wearing one. Her mom's favorite flower was a daisy back when she married my son...and although the marriage is over, we still think fondly of our former daughter-in-law. To this day, I think of the daisy as the perfect flower for her and for Maddy.

Kari

Karen said...

I DID! I DID!!! Good memories! Thanks. And thanks for the great pictures. Sometimes it is the little things ...
They just make your day!

Sharon said...

I loved that movie also.
I don't think I missed any Doris Day movies.I don't think they make movies like that anymore.
I love the daisies too.
Thanks for sharing
God bless

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Daisies are so fun to photograph. They're just such happy flowers, aren't they?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Lynn said...

Daisies were my wedding flowers 43 years ago. Or is it 44?
1965.
Oh, man, I'm old.

parTea lady said...

What a lovely post. Your photographs are outstanding. I love the pretty daisies, although I've never worn them in my hair. I'd like to see that movie - I've always enjoyed Doris Day.

xinex said...

I have enjoyed that movie, Pat. Lovely daisies, my favorite daisies are gerberas...Christine

Beverly said...

Absolutely exquisite!

I've never made a daisy chain.

The Fajdich Times said...

Doris Day.....love all her films. Your photos are great:) Thanks for stopping by today.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I just love dasies! I will chack on those colors and get back to you. I think we threw the can of blue away but I wrote the number down...somewhere..hehe! I know the wall color is relaxed kahki from sherwin. I will find out for sure~

Dana and Daisy said...

my kitty's name sake of course!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Goodness they are gorgeous!! I'm trying to decide on what to plant in our backyard and I'm thinking lots of large clumps of the same flower. This seals the deal! Seeing all the daisies together is stunning.
~Michelle

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, :) We used to make chains, not from daisies, but from the wild clover growing in the grass (the same clover that hid the bees that I would step on). We would actually jump rope with them. ~ Lynn

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat - I love daisies. Mine have bloomed and are gone. I think it depends on what side of the house they are located. Mine are on the west. They bloomed early this summer. Your pictures are fantastic.

Have a wonderful evening.

Charla

Brenda said...

Fantastic photos of one of my very favorite flowers, Pat!
Brenda

D said...

Pat,
Great shots of the daisies. What a wonderful view you have to enjoy.

D

Anonymous said...

Hey Mom!! Did you know that daisey's are Xanti's favorite flower? She says they are the friendliest flower.

;})
Kim

Traci said...

Oh I just love daisies! Those pictures are beautiful. I love when Meg Ryan says to Tom Hanks on You've Got Mail "Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?" They just make me smile!
Blessings,
Traci

carolinajewel said...

I love that movie!!!! I just wish you could really fix up an old house that quickly.

Thanks so much for sharing those fun daisies. :D Jewel

Blue Creek Home said...

I haven't worn a daisy chain in my hair since the 70's!!!
Your neighbors daisies are lovely.
Rhonda

ellen b said...

What a lovely outdoor post. Love your daisy shots and the poem and all!

Kathleen said...

And..If you are going to San Francisco, be sure to wear daisies in your hair...I know it's flowers, but tonight it will be daisies..
Love them..
We have a variety here called Montauk Daisies...September blooms..not as delicate as yours, but big showy mounds of them all over out here..a future OW post for me!
Happy OW, Pat..

Ebie said...

Your daisies are a beauty, great macros! These flowers bring sunshine and happiness!

Terry said...

Your pictures are very nice, you can even make a daisy look very pretty.

Mumzie said...

Love the Daisy's! Great pictures. How didn't like Doris Day...I love her. Thanks. Mumzie

Lori E said...

Daisies, daisies, daisies. I love em. I have some below my banner on my blog. I have them in my garden and the clump is over 30 years old. I have painted them on welcome signs and given them away on my blog.
I love me those daisies.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Daisies are so pretty - sort of a happy flower. Thanks for sharing.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Pat! I love the daisies. Aren't they just beautiful? They make a person smile. They look so clean and always beautiful. I love this post. Just beautiful. Country Hugs, Sherry

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Pat! Gorgeous photography! I love the simplicity of daisies. Loved the poem too. Happy OW!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I loved the poem !

And its true they are the friendliest of all the flowers I do believe :)

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful Daisies! Lovely Poem! Thanks for sharing!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Gwen said...

Breathtaking photos!! I too LOVE that movie!! Makes me want to watch it now!! :)

SmilingSally said...

How pretty. I remember the movie and the song. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine daisy photographs! ta ta for now.
Joyce M

Florida Sue said...

They are just so cheerful..they always elicit a smile and a feeling of friendliness. Gotta love these.

Runner Mom said...

Love those daisies! And that lense is amazing!! Maybe for Christmas!! I'm taking my next photo class on Thursday! Last week's was very good! Make a chain for me and wear it!!
Hugs!
Susan

Frugal Fine Living said...

Those daisies are so bright and cheery! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Jane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Pat, your neighbors flowers are wonderful. Thanks for the memory of making a chain out of daisys. I hadn't thought about that in a long time..I didn't realize they called a trumpet vine Cow Itch...interesting... Thanks for a great Outdoor Wednesday..
hugs ~lynne~

Mary said...

I love daisies and your photos of them are really beautiful. They self-seed in this area and we find them growing in some strange places.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I love daisies and your photos are beautiful!!

Happy OW!!

Regina said...

Beautiful blooms and post!

teachermomof2 said...

Great photos of the daisies! Please don't eat the daisies was a tv show too, wasn't it? I remember watching it as a kid.

Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Lisa

Mrs. P. said...

Love that movie (and the old television program) and love your daisies. Thanks for sharing!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Miss Pat. Oh those poor chairs of mine. They keep getting pushed and shoved into every corner. I started out with a bang then went on vacation and well.... you know how that goes. Im looking for just the right pillows and Im having trouble finding the button covers for these babes... Have a sweet one!

Giovanna said...

I love your pictures and I too, love that old movie don't eat the daisies. I love all those old Doris Day movies! Happy OW !

Doreen said...

I LOVE that movie...I love all of the old Doris Day Movies:)

Beautiful photos!

Doreen

Beth at Aunties said...

I echo the comments. We enjoyed the movie and enjoy our daisies too. Great pictures!

Elaine said...

Love daisies....great shots! And I love love love that movie!

Graceful Moments said...

Great photos. Love daises...they always look so fresh and clean!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Daisies are a fav of mine. I've always said my husband married me, because I said I like daisies better than roses. He knew I was a cheap date! These are beautiful photos. Oh Yes! I wore a daisy chain in my hair. Those were the days, my friend! laurie

Kristin said...

Your photography is gorg!

Suzanne said...

Daisies are one of my favorites. Your photos are breathtaking....just beautiful! Thanks for capturing their beauty and sharing them.

Kammy said...

Hi Pat !
Those are the prettiest daisy pictures I have ever seen, great job ! I love it !
Kammy