Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Please don't eat them

The daisies, that is. I'm sure I've seen that movie, but I have no memory of it. I know I didn't read the book it's based on. So, naturally, I don't know what the title refers to. Probably something about silly city people trying to live in the country, a popular theme in 1950s and 60s America.*

There's a lone pink rose among the daisies.

This patch of daisies has been here since before we moved in, over seventeen years now. In late fall or early spring, I cut the dead stems down as close to the ground as I can. Then, in spring, they sprout again to flower in the summer. They look great in bloom, like this, but when they start to fade and die they look a little sad. That's the way it goes.

*With the exception of "The Beverly Hillbillies" who reversed the formula when they "loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly. Hills, that is. Swimmin' pools. Movie stars."

9 comments:

  1. Man, were we ever kids in the same era. Ha!

    By the way, there was also a TV series (for two seasons, 1965, 66)called Please Don't Eat the Daisies. You might have seen that!

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  2. I remember the film -- Doris Day and David Niven -- (and the TV series mentioned by Seine Judeet). Also, the book, which was just a collection of stories. Revolved around a family that move from the city to a suburban/rural grand old money pit with four sons. I wanted a sheepdog from the day I saw that film.

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    1. And, I did too, Mitchell! And that actually happened for me! Her name was Milly, short for Matilda and that sheepdog is about the only thing I remember about that film!

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  3. Those were the good old days! Or were they?
    Beautiful daisies!

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  4. Those daisies don't have to think about the pandemic.

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  5. The last sentence of the penultimate paragraph made me think of Walter Cronkrite!

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  6. Daisies do look great when they are blooming, but when they start to fade, they do look sad. And you are right, "that's the way it goes"

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  7. judy, we're cultural twins! And yes, I'm sure I saw the tv series, too.

    mitch & mary, I have vague memory of the (old English) sheepdog. I've had 4 sheepdogs (collies & shelties) in my life.

    bettyann, there was a book called, "The Good Old Days... They Were Terrible!" I think we have a copy somewhere around here...

    evelyn, I don't think they think about much... ;)

    chm, and that's the way it is. ;)

    michael, yup!

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  8. now you got me singing "the beverly hillbillies" theme song. for those that don't know it, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzaxUF0k18

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Pour your heart out! I'm listening.