Saturday morning, I was rushing to an appointment when I happened to notice that our neighbors had beautiful daffodils blooming.  I was about to get into my car when I noticed a nodding yellow something peeking around the corner of our house.  I decided that the appointment could wait another minute or two and walked back over to the house where I found these gorgeous daffodils!  It was a Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure moment for me – in the movie, whenever they need something done in the present, they say out loud that they need to remember to go back in time and set that up.  Then the thing happens because they will have time traveled by then…the whole movie is in future perfect tense.  Anyways, the reason I bring up this (awesome) movie is because it was almost like I told myself that I would time travel to autumn 2011 to plant the bulbs so that I would be really happy on March 10, 2012.  I apparently care a lot about my happiness in the future so I sort of look forward to it now.

So since that story was a bit out there, here’s a wonderful poem about daffodils.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed— and gazed— but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

– William Wordsworth

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