Thursday, March 4, 2021


March brings breezes loud and shrill,
stirs the dancing daffodil.
~Sara Coleridge

The birth flower for March today: daffodils (latin name: Narcissus). You can see a list of the rest of the birth flowers at The Farmer's Almanac.

Daffodil art from "Flora's Feast"
by Walter Crane

Tiffany Studios "Daffodil" table lamp c. 1910-1913
photo by shooting brooklyn

MTA New York City Transit
mural by Nancy Blum

Black Cat and Narcissus
by Zhu Ling

Master of the First Prayerbook of Maximillian, circa 1500
principal illuminator Alexander Bening

J.M. Thorburn & Co.'s annual descriptive catalogue of flower seeds, 1907

"Poetick Daffodil"
Thomas Hale's Compleat Body of Gardening (1757)


Pop said...

Love daffodils...and that's a good thing because we have them everywhere on our two acres!

All the illustrations you included are really nice. Interesting that Thomas Hale called his illustration "Poetick Daffodil."

Tabatha said...

There is actually a type of daffodil called Narcissus poeticus, which is what that is! I looked it up -- they think it's the kind that the Greek legend of Narcissus was associated with!

jan godown annino said...

Dear Tabatha,
Your many bouquets of yellow daffodil signs of Spring, in so many forms, are a joy to behold. I feel as if I've seen the lamp from the Tiffany studio here in Florida at the Morse Museum [but not sure.]