My Heart Dances With Daffodils

Filoli daffodil photo

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


Magnolias Begin 2017 Season Throughout SF Bay Area


Magnolia blossoms in 2017 have already started blooming. Golden Gate Park and Filoli, an estate about halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, are but two of many locales to view magnolia blossoms. This photo was taken at Filoli a few years ago. It has been softened for effect.