garden tales from a Brit at home and abroad
March 1st is the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales, my homeland.
Paris does not have many red dragons (the country’s heraldic emblem) or even, at this time of year, many leeks (the traditional emblem of Wales). But earlier today I saw this sunny little patch of Narcissus ‘February Gold’ by the church of St Philippe du Roule. The daffodil is an alternative Welsh emblem, chosen I think simply because it is so readily in flower on St David’s Day.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus – Bonne Fête de Saint David – Happy St David’s Day!