Monday, September 01, 2008

In the morning dew

Many names for this blossom: Black-eyed Susan, Blackiehead, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy. And the roots are used in herbal medicines.

Black-Eyed Susan is also the name of the official drink of the Preakness stakes horse race. There seem to be different recipes, but the “official” one contains Bourbon, citrus flavored vodka, sweet & sour mix, and orange juice, topped with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. A couple of recipes actually advise having a designated driver take you home after the race-day celebrations...

And as an update on yesterday’s entry, it’s great news to hear that New Orleans didn’t get slammed as hard as they feared during Gustav’s landfall. So far, the levees are holding. Prayers to all those affected by this storm…


Katie said...

What a neat photo! I love the dew drops masquerading as diamonds in the background. The black-eyed susan is such a simple flower, but it never ceased to impress me.

Anonymous said...

of the various lovely women's
names adhering to this daisy
radiance beyond all
none as lovely
as that
of the woman
framing this flower's

Ms M said...

Hi Katie,
I was lucky to catch the shot like this. The dew drops were glistening so beautifully when we came by. As soon as it heated up a little outside, they were gone. I think Black-Eyed Susans are friendly flowers, cheerful. The perfect summer blossom.

Ms M said...

Thank you for your lovely verse -- and for a lovely weekend...