Kids are out of school.
Carnival is in town.
Daisies are in bloom.
Daisies have perennially personified summer for me. Every summer vacation, driving along the highways and byways, I would long to pull over and pick huge bouquets of these ubiquitous flowers. On the occasions that I have managed a few sprigs, they have died, or smelled up the house quickly. Remember hanging daisy chains around your neck, or wearing them in your hair like a crown?
My garden now boasts several varieties of daisies: Shasta Daisy, Purple Cone Flower, Brown-Eye Susans. I only have these to show you today however.