Sunday, 7 July 2013

Snowdrop - Daisies - Swans

Illustration from a family fairy story book (circa 1910)

Snowdrop and the Seven Dwarfs
A  fairy tale written in 19th century Germany by the Brothers Grimm.

The original heroine Snowdrop later became Snow White in the Disney film
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

I've always imagined these flowers to be daisies and forget-me-nots.
This morning I set out to photograph some daisies to accompany the illustration.

Blue water forget-me-nots on the edge of a pond in a city park.

A pair of resident swans and their five cygnets glide gracefully by.

Daisies and vetch on the bank.

Wild flower garden in a corner of the park.

Some daisies are just perfect for rolling in!

Thank you for visiting.


Charlotte said...

We have had parallel days. Love your meadows, ours have yellow vetch but not purple.

I couldn't agree more, some daisy's are just made to role in.

biebkriebels said...

Yes now it is the time to enjoy nature and sunshine at last.

Jenny Woolf said...

What fabulous wild flowers. I always think how wonderful nature is when I see masses of wild flowers. I love the illustration - it makes me think of all kinds of things.

sarah said...

Wild flowers in your place are very lovely. Many kind of wild flowere are rolling in. Good weather or fertile land for wild flowers,I wonder?
Your dogs are so adorable.
Enjoy a nice week with dogs!

Red Rose. said...

I like the illusion. It tells the whole story at a moment. What beautiful your meadows are. Those birds and daisies make me feel refreshing!

Thank you for your comment, Ruby. I like an artist Serizawa too.He is great.

Have a good week.


dritanje said...

Those big daisies are gorgeous! Great to see them with some poppies too and the swans and cygnets! Don't think I knew that snow white was originally snowdrop. Isn't this weather amazing!
M xx

stardust said...

How sweet of you, ruby, to make us feel refreshed and to give us a big smile in the end! Personally I prefer the name “Snowdrop” to “Snowwhite” in that story. Blue forget-me-not is my favorite. The flowers in your photos bloom in April and May in my place, from which I suppose your summer is comfortable and refreshing.
I especially like the lake shots – swans are swimming in the blue sky and green reflection.


Jo May said...

Love this post Ruby!
The old fairy tale illustration is very special.
Summer is here and everything is green and in bloom.
Love your little dog. What a cutie!

Have a great weekend in the sun,

A wondering star said...

Beautiful dog and nice capture of the swans in the pond!
I could fall into this field of flowers like a butterfly and stay awhile.


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Birgitta said...

So beautiful summer pictures!Like the old fairy tale illustration!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Brothers Grimm is very famous in our country. But I did not know Snowdrop changed to Snow White.
Your photos are very sensitive and exquisite like paintings in fairly tales.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Jannibele said...

Beautiful meadows with pretty wildflowers. I`d love to walk there:)

Shirley said...

The cygnets are so big already! I love that you closed with your cute dog! Aren't they a joy?

Thanks for visiting The Gardening Life and taking the time to comment. I sure do love the visits.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the wildflowers...the puppy looks adorable running through the meadow!

cosmos said...

Everything in a "natural garden" look pleasant and easy on my eyes. The way swan family are gliding by makes me smile. How wonderful those ducklings turn into graceful white swans like their mom and dad.
Have peaceful days, Ruby!

cosmos said...

Sorry, "turn into" sounds strange, right?
"grow up to be" is right, right?

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Cosmos,both are correct I think!

cosmos said...

Thank you, Ruby!

Tammie Lee said...

such a pretty flower show.
love that illustration, dreamy, takes me back in time.... we also have forget me nots, so many varieties, different sizes.

such a sweet looking pup too.
lovely Thursday to you ~

Betty Luckhurst said...

All your photos are just lovely! The colors are so cheery and the swans are delightful!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your wildflowers look amazing, so beautiful.

Hazel Ceej said...

There are many beautiful pictures on your blog, but I am so attracted to Snowdrop and the Seven Dwarfs. Guess I will always be enchanted by fairy tales. And what a lively, adorable doggie!


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