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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Bouquet. Loves me - Loves me not


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Among my August bouquets, this is the one that I like the most.
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Daisy is a beautiful flower. Simple as simple can be, and so elegant!
I love the emotions which daisies evoke. Happiness. This is the bouquet of happiness. It shouts 'Summer'! Yes, it was August when I took the picture, but the bouquet was reassuring:"It is still summer!" The flowers were telling me: "You had a miserable June; now, enjoy these hot but pleasant sunny days!"
I like the next picture of the same bouquet for the shade on the glass tabletop.
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Simple, naive, charming and happy. Have you ever seen unhappy daisies?

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The daisies are childish, aren't they? They are like a thread connecting us-adults with us-kids. If you never plucked a daisy's petals in days long ago, do it now! Loves me, loves me not. In Russia, we say the same: Loves, doesn't love (Liubit - ne liubit)! I plucked those petals and asked the question even before I had anyone in mind. It is the process itself, I think, that attracts children and the excitement to finish the count with the words "Loves"! And, if it happens to be "Not loves", then take another flower, and another. There will be another one saying "Loves"!
Since today is the 1st of September, this is the link to my last year' beginning-of-school post "September 1st and Dahlias" http://tanyasgarden.blogspot.com/2009/08/september-1st-and-dahlias.html.
 
2010 is not my dahlia year. The plants are short, and some of the rizoms got rotten in the soil (usually they overwinter OK in our climate).
I was not the only one who lost dahlias. Do you remember Mark from the "Dahlia Kingdom"? http://tanyasgarden.blogspot.com/2009/09/dahlia-kingdom.html
He lost a lot of his too.
But, this post is about daisies. What about them? They loved this year's weather!
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The last two pictures were taken near Homer, Alaska.
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Other August bouquets are here: http://www.azplantlady.com/2010/08/monthly-garden-bouquet-august.html . Noelle at 'Ramblings From a Desert Garden' hosts a Monthly Bouquet.
Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

37 comments:

  1. How beautiful you are-- so bright and happy in the going to school picture Tatyana! I remember well the beautiful photo you posted of your mom last year. Your daisies are lovely.

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  2. Dear Tatyana, What is there not to love about a Daisy? I do so agree with everything you say here about these uterly charming and self-effacing flowers.

    The photograph of you as a schoolgirl is full of joy. It must be a treasured memory for you and how perfect to have been given a bunch of daisies to cheer you on your way. I certainly would have gone, as you did, with a spring in my step!!

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  3. Love them v much too - so unprentious and pretty - they seem to exude optimism! Not quite so keen on the shasta daisies for some reason. Lovely post!

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  4. Wow...such a gorgeous post Tatyana..you dazzle me with all these gorgeous blooms!
    Happy September!
    Kiki~

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  5. For me there is nothing as pretty as a sweet little bouquet of daisy's!

    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  6. Even way up north in Alaska the daisies flourish?!

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  7. What a delightful post, I really enjoyed it. I think the picture of you as a young girl is so beautiful, thanks, Gina

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  8. Like your outdoor seating. Daisies are always sweet to see...love them in a vase but the mountains in the background make them special.
    No mountains here.

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  9. Daisies are a favorite of mine. How can I not love their simple purity and beauty. As for plucking out the petals, I prefer Phlox. I always go with the sure thing.

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  10. To me daisies evoke feelings of happiness. I just love this simple little flower. Thank you for sharing your Russian version of He loves me, He loves me not. Isn't it amazing that people all around the world are more alike than different? Carla

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  11. Tatyana, what a great picture of you going off to school. I also loved the picture of your mother loaded down with beautiful flowers.

    There are still many schools in the United States that collect the lesson plan books at the end of the year. The school I taught at did this to see if you had aligned all of your lessons to the state requirements. We made copies so we didn't hae to invent the wheel every year.

    Eileen

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  12. All your posts are wonderful but this might be my favorite, dear Tatyana. A beautiful child ... your 1st grade school picture is precious. Like you, I adore daisies, and finishing with your Alaska photos was perfect! Happy September :)

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  13. First, you were ADORABLE as a child!!
    Second, loved the perspective of looking up at the daisies in that one shot...
    and third...my FAV shots were the ones with those glorious mountains in the background...loved them!!

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  14. Thank you! I have almost lost all my daisies and was not going to replant...after reading your post I am inspired to replant. Daisies are happy flowers. Your photographs are so very lovely. Your school girl photo is charming...
    Happy September.
    Sherry

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  15. What a delightful blog you have. I stopped here via Sandy's link and have enjoyed my visit here immensely. Lovely photos!
    An English Girl Rambles

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  16. What a beautiful picture of you!! Daisies are a fantastic flower, the Alaska pictures are magnificent. I will pick one of my shastas tomorrow and play the 'love' game. :)

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  17. So simple, the Daisy, but so beautiful.

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  18. I love daisies because they are so serene, clean and cool looking. They're a big part of my garden too, and since I divided and transplanted a bunch of them this spring, they're blooming beautifully right now. This is a lovely post and right after my own heart.

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  19. Hi, Tatyana!
    Daisies always make me smile. (And so did that photo of you heading off to school!)

    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

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  20. Hi Tatyana. What a beautiful bouquet it is too. The pictures of the daisies with the snow capped mountains behind is just so pretty. Quite a weather contrast too.

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  21. I do love daisies... and yours are exquisite! I did a similar post a couple of weeks ago and if was fun to see all the confessions of playing "he loves me, he loves me not". Darling post!

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  22. Tatyana, what a precious, cheerful photo of you as a lass! I can only imagine the joy of the teacher recieving bouquets from the students! What a great day!

    Your daisies and daisy bouquet are indeed simple, but amazingly elegant, beautiful, and cheerful all in one. It is ultimately the perfect bouquet!

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  23. Hi Tatyana,

    I love daisies. I think if I were going to have another wedding (unlikely....still happily married after 24 years), I would have daisies as my main flower. There is just something about their bright sunny faces that brightens any day.

    Thank you so much for participating in MGB :-)

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  24. Never seen daisies so beautiful like yours.
    You have really captured the essence of time and beauty together. Really mesmerising.

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  25. The daisies are lovely and sweet. So is the little girl who carried a bunch of it once upon a time, long long ago.

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  26. Tatyana the daisies with the view are breathtaking!

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  27. I like your description of your dad-made bouquet - musculine! :)

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  28. The simplicity of the daisies in the crystal vase is stunning. And the last two photos, taken in Alaska, are breathtaking. Posts like this are what make blog hopping so enjoyable!

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  29. P.S. That schoolgirl photo is adorable!

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  30. You just made me want to go hug my inner child. What's not to love about a daisy, simple and charming on the outside. Makes me wish summer wasn't so quick to close this year.

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  31. Daisies are also among my favorite flowers! Love all your pictures. They are beautiful!

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  32. Заглянул к тебе - и снова расстаял :-)

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  33. OMG, Tatyana!!!
    I love daisies!
    Those backlit daisies on the table are to die for.
    Beautiful.

    annelie

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  34. I agree they are happy flowers and great cut flowers

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  35. Hi tatyana, I so enjoyed this daisy post. Lovely childhood photo. Two childhood associations I have with daisies are making daisy chains and singing Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do ... (Younger generations may not know this song) Also I was quite taken by Daisy Duck, she had such long eyelashes. cheers, cm

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  36. daisies are the happiest flower. As a kiid in Wva we had fields of them and I ofte brought in armloads.Such a common flower with so much stature and personality.sk

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