April 6th, 2016
The letter is M for Marigold
A favourite in the garden - an old standby that lingers even after the first frost of autumn. By itself, or potted with tomatoes and vegetables to keep away the pesky insects.
Glorious in the sunshine, be it French, African or just the common Pot Calendula, it is always tops on the seed list in our house....
The pot at the end of the driveway
alive with colors, radiant in the sun
marigolds, tomatoes, and morning glories
goldfinch yellow, burnt orange, forest green,
kelly green, a special red, of the ripening vine
faint, pale canary yellow, lavender, sky blue
at the rim of the trumpet, all together
awash in the warming morning
bright colors dancing together
slight breeze,. hint of autumn
but summer still in their blooming,
their growing together.
Raymond A. Foss
Did you know that in Britain rubber gloves for washing up
are called Marigolds, especially the yellow ones.
Wouldn't that make dreaming away, with hands in the soapy
water, watching out the kitchen window,
even more delightful!!
For more interesting Ms click here at ABC Wednesday
thanks to Denise, Roger and