Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ABC Wednesday
April 24th, 2013

The letter is O

O is for the Ox-eyed Daisy
 
Humble and derided as a weed in many places, but still beautiful in its simplicity.


 
If it just wasn't so ubiquitous!!!
 
 
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25 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Is it ubiquity that makes a wildflower a weed? I like the Oxeye a lot, but maybe its because I actually don't see it all that often...there will probably be some left by the time we get back to Oregon, but I haven't seen it here.

Hildred said...

Well Sallie there is always the Oleander which is supposed to be the most poisonous plant around, and it is quite treasured for its beauty, - I think the poor ox-eyed daisy grows so prolifically that it endangers pastures and grasses that are needed for other reasons, and that's why it is considered a weed. Sometimes I think we mirror the plant world, - take Cleopatra and the peasants.....

Leslie: said...

There's nothing "happier" than a field of these!

Leslie
abcw team

Ann said...

They are certainly beautiful.
Ann

photowannabe said...

Well, I love the daisy whether its a "genuine" flower or a "weed".
Lovely post.

Marleen said...

I think they are beautiful!

richies said...

A field of daisies is a beautiful sight.

An Arkies Musings

Kate said...

Both photos are delightful to see! Kate, ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

an open flower looks welcoming

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Dimple said...

I like daisies. They grow wild all around here without any encouragement, and I know it is summer when they bloom.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love them Hildred. I once scattered a packet of ox eye daisies on a piece of waste ground by my cottage and the effect was wonderful.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the beautiful daisies. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Carol L McKenna said...

I so love these daisies ~ wonderful photography for O ~ thanks ^_^

Berowne said...

A truly beautiful presentation, ideal for this week's letter.

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful - incredible to think it might be a weed. One of the loveliest spring sights.

Nanka said...

Wild Daisies are so pleasing and look so happy!! Such a non fussy plant that it grows anywhere and everywhere!! Wish they could control themselves!! :)

My O - Open School

Reader Wil said...

Daises are my favourite flowers, because they are modest, honest and simple. Thank you for showing them here! I hope you'll have a great day today! Thanks for your visit!
Wil, ABCW Team.

uberrhund said...

Lovely! They look like a field of sneezes to me, daisy type flowers really set off the allergies for me.
They are cheery to see though, I love them.
Have a good week ahead!

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous daisies!

Indrani said...

Though they grow in the wild, without them the wild would be boring.

Mar said...

Lovely flOwer, beautiful choice for O.
O is for...

LOLfromPasa said...

You can never go wrong with daisies. They are beautiful and now I know them by a new name :).

ChrisJ said...

I love ox-eye daisies. The fact that they are everywhere is really an advantage because, one on its own or merely two or three together would be lost in the grasses and other tall meadow flowers.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Wonderful flower...your photo shows it off well!I used to have them grow wild in my garden..Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comments. cheers.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh wow, I never knew they are called ox-eyed daisy, all I know is that they are in daisy family. I have so many of these in my garden./

OUTSTANDING

Over and over again, I am always late commenting, but, trying to catch up.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.