Friday, April 19, 2013

Humble Narcissi

After the few days of warmer temperatures and lots of rain, we finally have a few tiny daffodils or narcissi (narcissuses?) blooming in our yard.  According to Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pond.  As he stayed there gazing upon himself and not leaving the pool, he eventually turned into the flowers of the same name - narcissus.  The term narcissistic also derives from this story.  Our little narcissi are far more humble.

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