This year I grew a spotted petunia. Its called “Nightsky” and apart from looking spectacular, flowered for months and months.
I think its my new favourite hanging basket flower!
Stood in the corner gathering dust
Pitted with rust
Loose and untuned
Waiting to be held
Arms wrapped around
Waiting for the caress of fingers
For passion to make it dance again
To feel fingers press and glide
To make this old instrument young again.
A love song to play
The player to sway
A lover long lost
To bring to life
A song once sung
This time of year, Dahlias really come into their own. Here are a selection from my neighbours garden. Jim is in his late eighties, but spends all day in his garden growing vegetables mainly, but also has a bit of a penchant for dahlias.
Some facts about dahlias :
With the Weekly Photo Challenge of “edge”, I was immediately drawn back to the great Terry Prachett..
The disc, being flat, has no real horizon. Any adventurous sailor who got funny ideas from staring at eggs and oranges for too long and set out for the antipodes soon learned that the reason why distant ships sometimes looked as though they were disappearing over the edge of the world was that they were disappearing over the edge of the world.
This photo, which was taken in Prague, to me just looks like penguins disappearing over the edge of the world in an orderly fashion.