A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Buttercups and Daisies

Buttercups and Daisies

~Mary Howitt

Buttercups and daisies-Oh the pretty flowers,coming ere the springtime to tell of sunny hours.

While the trees are leafless,while the fields are bare,buttercups and daisies spring up here and there.
Ere the snowdrop peepeth,ere the croscus bold,ere the early primrose opes its paly gold,

Somewhere on a sunny bank buttercups are bright; somewhere 'mong the frozen grass peeps the daisy white.
Little hardy flowers like to children poor,playing in their sturdy health by their mother's door:

Purple with the north wind,yet alert and bold; fearing not and caring not,though they be a-cold.
What to them is weather!What are stormy showers!Buttercups and daisies are these human flowers!

He who gave them hardship and a life of care,gave them likewise hardy strength,and patient hearts, to bear.
Welcome yellow buttercups,welcome daisies white, ye are in my spirit visioned, a delight! Coming ere the springtime of sunny hours to tell- speaking to our hearts of Him who doeth all things well.


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Those flowers are so cheery! They make me smile. Thanks for posting them.

OhioMom said...

Delightful! We have those little yellow flowers growing here, never knew they were buttercups :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How beautiful!

Sue said...

Good morning, Balisha! It is early am and I HAVE to get caught up with my reading obsessions- blogs. Your flower pictures do make me wish I had something other than a brown thumb. Unfortunately, I grow only a few pots and some ferns in the summertime because I forget to water, fertilize, deadhead, ~ you get the picture... Will be back again, soon. :-) Sue

Balisha said...

thanks for the nice comments everybody. I seem to love the little insignificant flowers in my garden. I'm glad you like them too.

Mona...I had trouble with the comment page at your site yesterday. I will visit today and see if I can comment.