Roadside Daffodils

Roadside daffodils
deliberately snapped and scattered.
I gather them, fill my vases, so I at least
can enjoy their fleeting beauty.

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We have some wonderful grassy areas on the corner of our road, in front of our house. At the moment these are full of daffodils. But some low-life yobs seem to take great pleasure in breaking off the flower heads, some just buds, and scattering them. I can’t bear to see them lying on the ground unable to fulfil their potential so I pick them up and put them in vases. Fortunately there are still plenty growing, but everyday more have been scattered.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 12:27:04

    Now would be a time to install some type of video system to catch the culprit…
    Or even just put up a fake sign saying the area is being monitored – that might stop the senseless action. Though could they have been bitten off by an animal?


  2. M. Sakran
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 14:13:24

    The animal idea could be accurate. Sometimes animals only want part of plant, but cut off a larger part to get it. This has happened with corn in the garden before. Thought it was a nefarious person with a weed trimmer – turned out to be squirrels.


    • Libby
      Mar 30, 2017 @ 08:23:29

      It’s possible, I hadn’t thought of squirrels. Daffodils are not an obvious food choice though, likely poisonous and I still think from the way they are damaged that it is probably kids with nothing better to do!


  3. elaine patricia
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 17:47:29

    Oh we have had a group of pickers who have be selling them on the market.


    • Libby
      Mar 30, 2017 @ 08:19:09

      That’s appalling – though at least they are not being wasted and perhaps the culprits need the money! These are not being picked to sell, they are just left scattered.


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