Jack’s Walk

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There’s lots of colour in my neighbourhood right now and it isn’t all in the trees. Some garden plants are still thriving, like my neighbour’s hollyhocks, marigolds and nasturtiums. They’re not even shaggy around the edges. The nasturtiums are one of my favorites. They’re like happy little alien ships waiting for word that it’s time to go home.


  1. Nightjar says

    Lovely! I like all three flowers but those specific French Marigolds have a special place in my heart as they remind me of my grandma. I say those in specific because there are only-yellow and only-orange varieties but she didn’t like those. Every year her garden was full of the variety in that second photo. During her last years when she was ill and her vascular dementia progressed to the point she wasn’t able to sow them anymore I always did it for her. I still do, every year, propagating the same seeds I got from her. It’s my way of remembering her.

    …And now it seems the onions Giliell chopped are affecting me. The chemicals must be coming through the USB port from the previous post, it’s the only explanation.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    The second one has lovely colours and light.

    I think of nasturtiums as my mom’s flowers (she loves them) and marigolds (along with fuchsias and geraniums) as my late (maternal) grandma’s flowers.

    Both flowers are lovely. Nasturtium is krassi (loanword from/via Swedish or German) in Finnish and marigold is kehäkukka (corona/circumference flower).

    Fuchsia is verenpisara (blood drop or drop of blood) and geranium is pelargonia or pelakuu.

  3. rq says

    So pretty and bright!
    I don’t remember what nasturtiums are called here, but marigolds are samtenītes (“little satin flowers”). I actually despise marigolds (don’t ask me why, I have no rational reason), but I do appreciate their colour and beauty, especially this time of year. Them and the chrysanthemums really do a lot to brighten things.

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