The Daisy

Oh dear!  I think summer has finally finished here.
It is cold, rainy and really grey out there today. 
Well, I suppose that means autumn is on it's way  - which is no bad thing!! 

I really like autumn with all of it's lovely golden colours, bramble picking, trees full of apples and the thought of a lovely bowl of homemade soup:)
I love the cold crisp sunny mornings and the fact that I can wear cozy warm jumpers.  

Every season truly has it's own benefits :)))

So before it finally knocks on our doors I thought I would post another really pretty summer wildflower I found at the beach.
Now, I'm definitely no expert but I think  it might be a member of the daisy family.  It has beautiful pale blue petals with a lovely yellow center. 
The colours of summer!!!

I was reading an article in a magazine the other day and it said the daisy is so called because it the word daisy comes from the words 'days eye' because the flowers usually close at night.  
Isn't it amazing what you find out in magazine!!!! 

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joy said…
It looks very much like the michaelmas daisy, which flowers towards michaelmas (29th september), a late summer splash of colour. lovely xx
Tanya said…
oh i didn't know daisies close up at night! learn something new everyday :) pretty images!
Danielle said…
These are beautiful photos of a gorgeous flower. As a kid, I remember always bringing my mom daisies thinking they were here favorite flowers....even as a teen I would go out and buy them instead of picking them...only to learn as an adult that here favorite flower is the yellow rose ;)...Like what you said about each season having their own benefits.
what a gorgeous flower. just lovely views. (:
Tamar SB said…
So pretty! I agree, summer is dwindling here: chilly mornings, barely 2 hours of our "high" temperature before the temps fall nicely at night!
Tamar SB said…
So pretty! I agree, summer is dwindling here: chilly mornings, barely 2 hours of our "high" temperature before the temps fall nicely at night!
Sandra said…
I just love these tiny blue-mauve Asters, or Michaelmas Daisies. They are a sign of late summer when autumn is nudging us! Their colour is so glorious, one of my favourites!
Cheryl said…
How pretty are they, love the pale blue petals :) x
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Oh, stunning pictures of Daisies!!! And thank ou very much for the information♡♡♡
Wow, cold already; I feel our fall is coming a bit later than the usual year; Still hot during the day (^^;)
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
So pretty. The boys and I were just admiring the wildflowers here last night.
Pat said…
Such beautiful wildflowers!
Danelle said…
Daisies are one of my favorites. And I had no idea they close at night!
Fiona said…
Well Ellie a post about daisies!!

How did you know they were my favourites!

I didn't know that they closed at night.

Hope you enjoyed that magazine.

It is very cold here at the moment
I lit the fire last night
and even though it was lovely and snuggly I miss the warmer days...

Have a lovely weekend.


ps lovely shot!
Molly said…
I never knew that about daisy flowers... what a great piece of information.

DIMI said…
Amazing photos Ellie!Autumn is a lovely season!What a beautuful daisie!!Wish you a happy Friday my friend!
What a beautiful flower and awesome photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)
TexWisGirl said…
i like all the subtle color changes in that flower. so beautiful!
They have such beautiful color - and the fact that they're wild is like a little bonus!
I love the colours of autumn but I do not like the temperature drop!! Take care Diane
Dianna said…
Beautiful little flower. Yes, autumn has its beautiful colors, but my summer flowers are looking rather sad.....
Anonymous said…
Interesting about the history of the daisy! Very beautiful photos - I especially love that first shot. That would be just lovely framed!
Rohrerbot said…
What a great closeup! Beautiful shots. Enjoy autumn. I do miss those colors here in the desert.
Nancy Claeys said…
Reminds me of our asters here, which didn't do much at all due to the drought. These are gorgeous, Ellie.
Woof! Woof! LOVE the color. Happy Rural Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
I always so enjoy your photos - I love autumn too - it's cosy!
Mary x
Jill said…
Such a beautiful color!
Rose said…
Actually, I think it is amazing what I learn from blogs...had no idea where the daisy got its name till now.
Betty Manousos said…
wow ellie, that first photo is incredibly beautiful!

have a great weekend!
Betty Manousos said…
...and daisies are my favourites as well.
What a pretty daisy, it is wet and windy here as well, although warmer sunny weather is promised to return in a few days.
so soft...and sbtle...beautiful daisy pic's!!

i can hardly wait for a little autumn to show up here!!
Bev said…
Yes fall is coming to Alberta too, althought the last couple of days...the weather has been beautiful 26C!!! So we can't complain ...the nights are shorter and cooler!!
EG CameraGirl said…
I love wild asters, especially Michaelmas daisies (which this looks a lot like.)
Emily Sovich said…
Oh, gorgeous! Autumn may be on its way, but I'm thankful for this last breath of summer you've captured. Stunning!
Anonymous said…
So very pretty!
Interesting fact about the daisy. They are such a pretty flower.
Clairejustine said…
I've never seen then this colour,beautiful :)
geetlee said…
so beautiful! love the color and clarity.

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