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Water Lilies with Koi and Boy: Flower of the Day, Sept 15, 2017

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For Cee’s Daily Flower Prompt

Don’t Pick the Daisies

See poem below flower collage. (All photos by jdb. Please click on first photo to enlarge all.)

Don’t Pick the Daisies

Please leave those daisies in their wrapper.
I find them just too pert and dapper.
I prefer a floral decoration
prone to promote excitation.
I’d choose something a little queer
to be used as a boutonniere.
Yes, I agree, daisies are cute
but aren’t held in good repute
for inclusion in bouquets exotic.
They aren’t sufficiently chaotic.
All their little petals are spread
in order. They are too well-bred.
I like my flowers with frisky sproutings,
curling ‘rounds and sticking-outings––
birds of paradise well hung
with orange feathers and bright blue tongue.
I admit, I am a binger
on passionflower and wild ginger,
on orchid and bromeliad.
Daisies I find a little sad––
too Doris Day and sixtyish.
A bit of odd is what I wish
for when I choose to pick a flower
for an arrangement or a bower.
Give me heliconia,
proteus or begonia.
For an occasion that is formal,
daisies, dear, are just too normal.

For my mother Pat who liked her food plain and her flowers exotic. XOXOXO

This poem and floral collage were prompted by an earlier post in answer to Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

Water Lily: Flower of the Day, July 22, 2017

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The little pond at the Lake Chapala Society was covered with these gorgeous blooms the other day.  Probably still is, with koi stitching their curvaceous seams in between.

For Cee’s flower prompt.

Water Lily Pond: Flower of the Day, July 18, 2017

 

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When I saw your flower post tonight, I couldn’t resist posting this photo of a lily pond I took just today, Cee!!!

 

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/17/flower-of-the-day-july-18-2017-water-lily-pond/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue or Purple Flowers

                                     Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue or Purple Flowers

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http://ceenphotography.com/2016/01/19/flower-of-the-day-january-20-2016-and-color-your-world/