The Daffodil Way - A Spring Walk

A field of wild Daffodils
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The Daffodil Way

I heard about the Daffodil Way walk some months ago and was so excited about this opportunity to see a multitude of daffodils growing wild, I set out a month too early!

My walk that day was on a glorious sunny afternoon, the countryside here is so beautiful that although there wasn’t a daffodil in sight, it was still very enjoyable.

Wild daffodils on the Daffodil Way
Wild daffodils on the Daffodil Way | Source

A 10 mile circular walk

This 10 mile circular walk is in north west Gloucestershire and takes you through the pretty countryside of Dymock and the small villages of Kempley and Kempley Green.

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Daffodil Way 10 mile circular walk

Daffodils in Dymock Woods on the Daffodil Way
Daffodils in Dymock Woods on the Daffodil Way | Source

Wild daffodils

The walk is signposted the 'Daffodil Way' and takes you through lush meadows, where the wild daffodils grow along the hedgerows, beautiful woods, peaceful fields, orchards and alongside ponds and streams.

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Until as recently as the 1960’s the local people use to gather these wild daffodils to sell at wholesale flower markets, but as the local railway disappeared so did the markets.

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William Wordsworth

As soon as I saw the first field of wild daffodils, the words of William Wordsworth’s poem ‘I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud’ also known as 'Daffodils' sprang to mind.

I remember the words from my school days when I was about 12 years old, in our English lesson we would learn and recite poetry.

How I dreaded those lessons, I took an instant dislike to poetry! Where was the fun in just reciting the poems? It would have been so interesting to learn about the poet, their inspiration for writing and the wonderful different styles of poetry, all of which I have learnt to appreciate in later life!

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 a 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 - written in 1804

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William Wordsworth's inspiration

William Wordsworth was born and lived most of his life in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria.

After seeing wild daffodils on a visit to Glencoyne Park with his sister Dorothy, she wrote about them in her journal.

'I never saw daffodils so beautiful they grew among the mossy stones about and about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness and the rest tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake, they looked so gay ever dancing ever changing’

It is thought this inspired Wordsworth to write his famous poem two years later.

Wild daffodils along the hedgerows
Wild daffodils along the hedgerows | Source
Wild daffodils along the hedgerows
Wild daffodils along the hedgerows | Source

Wild daffodils

How can so many daffodils grow wild? Although daffodils grow from bulbs they do actually produce seed.

Squirrels help to disperse seeds by digging up bulbs while foraging for food, at the same time they can destroy the flower, releasing the seeds from the pod behind the flower head.

These seeds can take up to five years to produce a flower.


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The Malvern Hills in the distance on the Daffodil Way
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A host of golden daffodils

Although the Daffodil Way is a ten mile walk, we only managed about 3 miles in the afternoon, due to me constantly stopping to take photographs!

I had always wondered what it would be like to see a ‘Host of Golden Daffodils’ and now I have - it’s breathtaking!

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Oh I love the photos of daffodils!. Wonderful job Lesley. Brilliant presentation. William Wordsworth's poem goes so lovely with your pictures. This was one of the poems which we had in our text book at school. Lovely it was to read the poem again. This hub is your nice tribute to the Great Poet.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh

Voted Up and Awesome


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jacqui2011 4 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Yet another beautiful countryside walk. You have truly captured the essence of spring with your superb photographs. Awesome hub, brought to life with fantastic pictures. Always a pleasure to read your hubs.

Voted up - beautiful/awesome.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Once again a simply beautiful hub! It is so obvious that you appreciate the beauty in nature and you like to share it. I am always happy to see one of your hubs! Voted up, beautiful and sharing once again. Have a beautiful day! :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Oh how I love the daffodil so this gem Lesley was a true treat.

Your hubs are always beautiful and I bookmark this one into 'My special hubs' slot.

Take care my friend and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have reminded me of the beauty of daffodils. They are a welcome arrival of Spring. I enjoyed Wordsworth’s poem and is a favorite of mine. Love the photos and enjoyed your hub. Voted up!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Kamalesh, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the daffodils, they certainly were a wonderful sight - I'm hoping we may do more of the walk at the weekend!

William Wordsworth's poem is one of my favourites.

Thank you for your comments and votes, see you soon my friend, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Jacqui, many thanks for joining me on another of my walks!

Thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, have a fabulous weekend and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful Lesley. There is a home not far from me that has daffodils covering the entire yard, front and back. I have a few. Enjoyed your photos and story..Thank you..


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sgbrown, thank you for your very kind comments, they mean so much to me - I love nature and I get so much pleasure in sharing it's beauty with you.

Many thanks for your votes and sharing, have a wonderful weekend and take care Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eddy, thank you for stopping by and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and will be bookmarking!

Have a great weekend, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, your neighbours yard must look fantastic, I took Mum out in the car today and she was admiring the daffodils by the roadside, I would have loved to take her on the walk, but it would be too far for her, she enjoyed the hub instead!!

Many thanks for your comments, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi teaches12345, I agree the daffodils are a lovely welcome of spring!

William Wordsworth's poem has always been a favourite for me too, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos thank you for your comments and votes, take care best wishes Lesley


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2uesday 4 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

A lovely way to capture the beauty of the countryside here. Thank you for sharing your walk with us.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello 2uesday, thank you for joining me on the walk and your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Have a lovely weekend, best wishes Lesley


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I think I will officially ring in Spring with this hub. Winter is behind us one more season. Thank you Lesley. I liked everything about this hub, poetry, photography and the tour makes for a grand break for the day.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I never knew Daffodils could make seed, so I learned something new today! I miss them. We grew them in Ga. but not in Fl. I voted this UP, etc.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, Yes now I have been able to do the Daffodil Way walk I think we can officially say it's Spring!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this, have a wonderful weekend and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mary, I would miss the daffodils too - you must visit the hub whenever you like!!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Lesley, your photo's and Wordsworth poems are so wonderful,voted up and beaautiful, Joyce.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This is awesome. Loved your photos. I love the poem "The Daffodils". Your photos reflect your love for Nature. Voted up. Enjoyed the hub.


paddyboy60 4 years ago

Howdy ma'am - Your photos are awesome as always. I enjoy them so much. I am glad that you love nature as much as I do . Thanks.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Joyce, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments and votes, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Vellur, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos and poem, thank you for your comments and votes.

Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello paddy, thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos and I always enjoy your company!

Take care, best wishes Lesley


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

SO BEAUTIFUL! I love daffodils!! Didn't you also write about seeing daffodils in January in another hub? I think you love daffodils, too! Hehe. The poem was such a great touch and you take amazing photos. Fantastic hub!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Lesley, these are great photos. I haven't seen many wild ones around where I live but we do get lots of blue bells which I also like. I love flowers and plants which self seed in my garden, they save me a job of planting out empty spaces and you get a lovely show for nothing; I'm having lots of luck in my garden with Aguilegia every year and they are so pretty too. Voted up etc, interesting hub.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi cclitgirl, fancy you remembering the January hub! yes I was surprised to see daffodils on January 2nd!

Many thanks for visiting and your comments, I really appreciate it, enjoy your weekend, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jools, I have never seen so many wild daffodils, it was an amazing sight - I shall be looking forward to seeing the bluebells too!

Aquilegia are beautiful flowers, another of my favourites, I bet your garden will look fabulous!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care Lesley


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Lesley,

What a great reminder of that poem combined with your walk on the Daffodil Way and your beautiful photos to illustrate the hub in all its glory. Those squirrels have obviously been very busy in that area! Really enjoyed this. Thanks! Voted up, interesting, beautiful and intend to share this with others.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Such beautiful images! I would love to live in those woods and wake up to daffadils everyday!


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Great hub, Lesley. What a lovely part of the world Daffodil way sounds, and thanks for reminding me of Wordsworth's poem. I loved the picture showing the Malvern Hills, reminded me of a trip I took there in the summer. I love this time of year, right now we've got the Daffodils, next up it will be the Bluebells. Voted up and shared.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Oh this was so stunning. There are few things more beautiful than fields of daffodils though I must say I've never been anywhere that had 10 miles of such fields!

Thanks for sharing some of your lovely walk with these beautiful photos.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Peggy, thank you for visiting, your comments, votes and sharing it's much appreciated.

My favourite part of the walk was the carpet of yellow through the woods, absolutely fabulous!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi A.A.Zavala, me too, I don't think anyone could ever tire of such a beautiful sight!

Thank you for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi James, I love the Malvern Hills too and have walked some miles there over the years!

Maybe you might take a trip to Gloucestershire sometime to walk the 'Daffodil Way' Dymock near Newent is a good starting point.

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gail, the fields were stunning, but my favourite part of the walk was the woods, there was a carpet of yellow for as far as you could see - of course I was engrossed in taking photos, Nick has the patience of a saint!!

Thank you for your comments and votes, have a wonderful day, Lesley


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thank goodness for saintly husbands who not only take us to such lovely and romantic places, but have the patience and good nature to give us the freedom to be lost in our passion for photographing every beautiful scene that we see!!!

Ah love, it's a wonderful thing. I can almost hear Nick saying to you, "I love to see you so excited, happy and bubbly."


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is a beautiful all round hub. You have packed so much into this. Your beautiful photos. Poetry, history, nature lessons and more. I did't realise that Daffodils produced seed nor that squirrels might dig them up :)

I love that poem of Wordswrth's.

Around the Bar Walls in York the banks are so full of daffodils in spring that you can't see the grass. Everyone waits for the first to show to herald spring.

This is a delightful hub Lesley

Voting up A & B


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I so love daffodils, but this hub was even more beautiful. Truly awesome!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Oh my! So many lovely, sunny flowers! I just love them and to see them so clustered is breathtaking. You sure did a great job here Movie Master. Thank you for the presentation. I feel happy just to see them on the computer.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gail, We are so fortunate to have such wonderful, loving and understanding husbands!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Rosemay, this was the first time I had seen so many daffodils, and it will certainly be an annual spring walk from now on!

I am so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for your coments and votes, have a good week, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi acaetnna, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Hyphenbird, thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments that mean so much to me.

Enjoy your week and take care, best wishes Lesley


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I could only but imagine such wonder in the woods, so vastly different are these scenes from our Australian landscape. Just amazingly beautiful, Lesley, these photos evoke happiness and gratitude - I am very happy and very grateful. Thank you for sharing this wonderful walk. I love the naturalised daffodils, I had no idea they could also grow from seed. I especially love the photo of the daffodils and the mossy stump and the second photo looking out over the stick fence to the meadow beyond. I hope you get to finish the walk another day, and if so more photos please!!!

Wordsworth compliments your hub perfectly with his beautiful poem.

Voting all the good ups and SHARING!!!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Annie, I wish you could have been with us for the walk - the weather was perfect and the carpet of yellow daffodils breathtaking, you have picked out two of my favourite photos!

If we don't finish the walk this year we will certainly do the ten miles next year!!

Thank you for the votes and sharing, have a wonderful week and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Very nice! I love daffodils. Thank you for sharing some of your world with us. Voted up and awesome! : )


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi girltalksshop, thank you for joining the walk, glad you enjoyed it and many thanks for your votes.

Best wishes Lesley


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

I love this hub,and the lovely photos. I, too, remember studying the Wordsworth poem and didn't know this was the inspiration for the poem along with his sister's written comment. I had no idea daffodils could be wild because they come from bulbs. This is so interesting and the Daffodil Way is going on my "bucket list!"


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

I love this hub,and the lovely photos. I, too, remember studying the Wordsworth poem and didn't know this was the inspiration for the poem along with his sister's written comment. I had no idea daffodils could be wild because they come from bulbs. This is so interesting and the Daffodil Way is going on my "bucket list!"


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Can you take me with you? It's so lovely and the words of William Wordsworth describes the joy of seeing daffodils so beautifully. After my very short visit last summer to England, I can see how one can wander around the countryside for hours taking pictures and no, Lesley..I'm not referrring to you or am I? Thanks for sharing your adventure. Loved it.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Suzette, hey that's great the daffodil way is going on your bucket list!! I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and many thanks for your comments.

Have a great day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi anginwu, I wish I could take you on the Daffodil Way walk - I just know you would love it!!

Many thanks for visiting, I'm pleased to hear to have enjoyed your 'virtual' walk!

Take care and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


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NotTooTall 4 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

Hi Movie Master,

Nothing shouts that 'spring is here' quite like Daffodils do! So cheery.

I enjoyed your Hub, Thank you!

N T T


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi NTT, I agree! and now I have seen so many daffodils I am convinced Spring is definitely here:-)

I'm pleased you enjoyed reading and many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Lesley,

I love how you entwine a story with your wonderful pix.

loved the pix and the story kept me glued.

btw, I have learnt this daffodil poem in my school days :) thanks for taking me down to memory lane...cheers!

voted up as interesting and beautiful :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

So beautiful! Your corner is a lovely piece of nature in Hubland...

I love daffodils. We call them 'cups and saucers'.

Awesome pictures, awesome hub! As always, by Movie Master.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Another Charming Hub Leslie, with such Refreshing thoughts. I Loved the Poem by William Wordsworth, like icing on the perfect cake. Spring is now officially here!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruchira, Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed it and it's always nice to see you, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Martie, I have never heard of daffodils referred to as cups and saucers - I think that it's great, very apt!

Thank you for your wonderful comments, have a fabulous day best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi b.Malin, yes spring is officially here - the weather in the UK is fabulous and everything is bursting into life - it's great!!

Thank you for your comments, and enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Lesley, Daffodil Way 10 mile circular walk in Kempley Green looks magnificant! Great pictures and words that display amazing attention to detail! My favorite line from your wonderful poem is "They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude". Love this and totally voted it up!!!


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stephhicks68 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Simply gorgeous, Lesley!! I love daffodils, but have never seen them in the wild. Also very interesting to read that they go to seed - I had no idea! Rated up across the board. I definitely have Spring Fever! Best, Steph


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

mm, thanks to this hub and your gorgeous photos, I'm adding Daffodil Way to my bucket list for England. If not for the Brit-born ggf who brought my gf to America as a child and therefore made me an "Accidental American", I'd be hopping in my car right now to take the Daffodil Walk!

I'll also be looking up the daffodils in Bar Walls, York that someone mentioned in an earlier comment.

Thanks! Voted up, awesome and beautiful! ;D


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi iamaudraleigh, It was an amazing walk, we moved to this area 4 years ago and have only just found out about the daffodil way, we will be walking it every year for sure!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and thank you for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Steph, we have lots of wild daffodils growing by the roadside in the UK, but this was the first time I had seen fields and woods full of daffodils, it's an amazing sight!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi JamaGenee, I'm so pleased to hear the daffodil way is going on your bucket list!! give me a shout when you come over and we'll have a pint of local brew!!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, have a great weekend, Lesley


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

A pint of local IN a local! Sounds lovely! ;D


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi JamaGenes, Perfect after a 10 mile walk!!


SJmorningsun25 4 years ago

MM, I wound up here following the link from one of your "other" spring Hubs--and I'm so glad I did! You've combined 5 of my favorite things: photography, poetry, daffodils, Wordsworth, and the Lake District! Beautiful, beautiful.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi SJmorningsun25, Wow - result!!

Thank you so much for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed reading, you have made my day!

Happy Easter, best wishes Lesley


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molometer 4 years ago

The daffs are so beautiful. Well done on catching this annual event.

Daffs always remind me of university.

The campus was covered in them.

Nice hub with great photo's


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi molometer, the mass of daffodils were a wonderful sight with the sun shining, we shall definitely be doing this walk every year!

Many thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed reading, best wishes Lesley


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Daffodils are one of my favorites and I love the sight of them in spring. I have never seen them wild in nature but I can imagine that it is a wonderful feeling to stand in an ocean of daffodils! Thanks for the lovely tour in your beautiful surrounding, your photos are fantastic! Thanks for sharing and voted up!

Tina


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Tina, an ocean of daffodils is quite breathtaking! we had a fabulous walk and will certainly be doing the daffodil way next year too!

Thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Great hub about being closer to nature. Excellent pics. Get me thinking of walking on the green. Thanks for sharing.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

How beautiful to be surrounded by wild daffodils! The Daffodil Way looks like a fabulous walk, Lesley. I would love to explore the area. Thank you for sharing the photos and the information.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi bizwin, thank you for visiting and your comments, glad you enjoyed reading, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Alicia, the countryside is fabulous in this area and is made even more beautiful by the wild daffodils, I wish you could join me!!

Thank you for your lovely comments, Happy Easter and best wishes Lesley


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Beautiful photos. I enjoyed reading about the wild daffodils and your map made it even more interesting. I enjoyed reading the Longfellow poem again. I used to love that poem as a kid!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello rebecca, thank you for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, the poem has always been one of my favourites too!

Best wishes Lesley


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

I feel quite stupid, that I could get to be over 60 yrs of age without knowing there were ´´´wild daffodils´´. I thought they were all planted.

So happy to hear that squirrels have something to do with it. I love the little creatures.

Your photos are amazing. So clear, so beautiful. This up up and awesome for sure. Thank you.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dim, yes the squirrels play a part in the wild daffodils too!

Thank you for visiting and your fabulous comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

Take care, Lesley


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Such a beautiful hub with lovely photos that bring peace , and joy to all our hearts. Thank you for the beauty that comes from you're eyes, you're camera, and from God.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello stars, thank you so much for reading and your lovely comments, I'm so pleased I have lifted your heart and brightened your day!

My best wishes to you and your family, Lesley


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Wow! this is really a masterpiece MM. Thank you so much for letting us see these beautiful scenery. I love your poem..very lovely.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Lesley, another Beautiful informative hub, despite the terrible weather there is still a wealth of natural beauty in this country.

All my best to you, take care.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi unknown spy, many thanks for joining me on the daffodil way walk, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful scenery and Wordsworth's poem.

Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi Lesley.. Yes, thank you too for letting me see these beautiful daffodils. I love flowers..i love nature.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tobusiness, yes we certainly live in some beautiful countryside here - many thanks for joining me on the walk and your great comments!

Have a wonderful day and take care, Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi unknown spy - we certainly have a lot in common!

Many thanks, Lesley


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Just glorious! I think daffodils are one of the most beautiful flowers. They always bring the promise of summer. Thank you for another beautiful hub!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gimmer Twin Fan, the Daffodil Way is a fabulous walk we took in April. We still talk about it, because the weather here was beautiful and sunny in spring and our summer is so wet!

The daffodils were a beautiful sight, glad you enjoyed reading.

Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes Lesley


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

Up, beautiful and interesting. I adore daffodils (my favourite flower in fact) and I live in Somerset so not far from this lovely place, though, surprisingly, I'd never heard of it. I'll certainly make an effort to visit it now. Thanks for a wonderful, informative hub. Ann


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ann, thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, I hope you get to visit one day!

Best wishes Lesley

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