The daffodil is such a refreshing sign of spring. After a wet, murky winter these bright yellow flowers signal that the garden is beginning a new cycle of growth. In Wales, the daffodil is a strong national symbol. We see it used to represent Welsh politicians and cheer on the rugby team. However, it is only in the early 20th century that the daffodil was adopted as a symbol of national pride in Wales. David Lloyd George, the only Welsh Prime Minister of the UK, promoted the daffodil as a symbol of Wales. It is said that he preferred it to the less aesthetically pleasing leek and was first seen wearing it at the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911.
The trumpet centre speaks to me, as if it is calling out for attention - summoning a smile each morning as it is laced with dew drops.