…And then my heart with pleasure fills…

I don’t have to say much about today’s conquests, hopefully the photos will give you an idea. After dropping Sami off at nursery, Lara and I ended up at the Hampton Court Palace gardens. We walked all around and I just loved watching my spunky little 18-month old playing in the midst of all the flowers. She has so much character, this one. I am in for some interesting times ahead, I can tell you that. 🙂

I think this poem below perfectly sums it up:

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.

by William Wordsworth

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