Friday, 26 April 2013

The crushed daffodils

I photographed this trio of daffodils yesterday afternoon; that one at the back there, despite being close to the ground, was a healthy flower:

They're pretty, aren't they? There's no need to harm them. Now here are the same three daffodils this afternoon:

Someone stomped on them. At first I thought the hail had smashed the trio (we had a hailstorm appear this morning, unleash its massive load and then disappear as quickly as it had appeared), but as all the other daffodils were intact and these three were the only daffodils with any damage, it became clear that an individual had taken it upon themselves to stamp them down.

What a waste.


  1. Oh no! That's so sad. :( I love daffodils. They looked pretty.

  2. oh no! but maybe it was an animal? Charlie is totally indiscriminate about where he steps when he's on the hunt.

    1. It's possible, but based on how flat these daffodils look, I'd say it was a human. I'm not sure if a dog could stamp down a plant in this manner; I'd have thought a dog would just knock them over or tear them out of the ground.

      The mental image of Charlie running through flowers made me smile. :)