Daisies and the Summer Solstice

Daisies are a sign of the summer solstice—the embodiment of summer. The name is Old English for “day’s eye” which signifies both the start of day and the beginning of summer. At night the petals close over the yellow center; they re-open during the day. Daisies have a knack of imbuing summer days with a light, fresh feeling. Clean and bright, the daisy is an icon for love. Happy and blessed summer!

“To The Daisy”

But now my own delights I make,
My thirst at every rill can slake,
And gladly Nature’s love partake
Of Thee, sweet Daisy! (William Wordsworth)