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Folklore Thursday: Daffodil Delights

I have already shared my love of daffodils and narcissi but they are worthy of revisiting as they bring me (and many others) so much joy – and have been given so much significance over the years. They’re also one of the more affordable ways to bring a splash of nature indoors.

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Seeing daffodils has long been thought to bring luck – and some believe that taking care not to trample them will bring abundance (others would say it’s just being respectful to the world around you!)

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However, never give or take a single daffodil from someone as that’s thought to be bad luck. I’d always go for a bowl of living bulbs anyway- why  have a dying, lonely flower when you can choose something that grows every day, if you tend it?

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Welsh tradition considers the person who sees the first daffodils of the year to be blessed, and expect abundance. I think this a nice metaphor for keeping your eyes open to new opportunities.

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Of course, self love also comes into things with narcissi – but is it really any wonder Narcissus was so vain?

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Relish spring and let flowers lighten every morning by buying a bowl of bulbs,  if you have £1-2 to spare. They always brighten my morning.

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If you like folklore and myth, check out #FolkloreThursday on Twitter each week: a great place to discover new stories.

 

 

 

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