You Light Up My Life by paintingsheep

Sunlight through the far side of a daffodil cup. A yellow that brightens the world in early Spring. Daffodils are the birth flower for the Month of March. This daffodil was found growing in San Diego.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Tribe: Narcisseae
Genus: Narcissus

Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend has it that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

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  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 4 years ago

    Delightful and just what I needed, a cheery daffodil ; )
    Gorgeous macro, Gena!

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 4 years ago

    loving the light, gena!
    :-) val

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    HOw beautiful work

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Gena!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Gena!!!

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Delightful bright work!

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 4 years ago

    perfectly stunning – love the great focus!

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 4 years ago

    Love the POV, the light and clarity of this work.
    Thank you for your visit today. Much appreciated.

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    wow. this is gorgeous like the sun, makes me happy to view. wonderful capture! xoxoxoxo

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    Amazingly beautiful macro, excellent POV and focus

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