My children enjoy making daisy chains, so when they spotted a lot of little daises growing in the grassy area near Waughop Lake under the black cottonwood trees, they plopped down in the soft, green grass next to the daises and started working on daisy chains.
The little daises which grow amongst the blades of grass are Bellis perennis and go by the names of "English daisies," "common daisies," or "lawn daisies" (we like to call them "English daisies"). Though not a native plant (English daises come from Europe) and considered to be a weed, the little daisies look so happy and are so sweet and pretty, we can't help but enjoy their presence.
|Making daisy chains in the shadows under the black cottonwood trees |
(see all the cottonwood catkins?)
|My six-year-old son showing us his daisy chain|
(he just learned to make them!)
|my younger daughter's daisy chain!|
We went for another walk later in the week, on Thursday, just two days later, and felt shocked to see that the grass had been mowed and so the daisy blossoms had been mowed, too. I'm very glad they waited to mow the lawn until after our walk on Tuesday!
|the mowed lawn sans daisy blossoms. . .|
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