Wednesday, July 09, 2014

July Word List from the Toads -- Spring Garden Pleasure

Spring Garden Pleasure 
Fresh every spring come late,
flowers of pink burst through the earth
Nature in its beauty dares to defy gravity 
My small chain of pleasure,
a string of pink and green at the side garden
Each year I eagerly look forward to their visit 
Too soon, blooms fade and drop
In summer's exchange giant leaves,
fronds of green, grow from their small bulbs
Ginger plants gone wild
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Pictures and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
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Today I am linked with "M", (or Michael, known among the Toads as Grapeling)

M gave us a list of ten words, (fresh, burst, defy, chain, struck, forward, exchange, customary, refer, and close)of which we are to use at least three in a poem. 
His post at the Toads showed some very pretty flowers from his California garden and I took that at a hint to show something from our Texas garden, which in actuality is our side yard plantings background to soften the neighbors poolside scenery.

The pink flowering plants in my pictures was originally one plant which we transplanted in the bed on our property line border.  Now it comes up, "wild" as I say it, for a pleasant surprise.  And it is spreading from one plant to now about six feet long.  BTW, those leaves will grow to over six feet in height.  Everything is larger in Texas (past blog link)

For several years we did not know what the plant was.  Then a blog post pasted it on my Facebook and a friend told me it was a "ginger plant."  I have confirmed that, via a Google search.

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At Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I can smell the ginger, see the green and pink sprouting... and filling the summer with Nature's magic. Love the luscious joy blooming out of these words.

At Wednesday, July 09, 2014 1:03:00 PM, Blogger 21 Wits said...

A most pleasing spot in so many ways. Sweet little poem, amazing garden too!

At Wednesday, July 09, 2014 2:09:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Beautiful pictures and your words show your love of the ginger plants annual renewal.

At Wednesday, July 09, 2014 4:40:00 PM, Blogger Scarlet said...

Lovely garden shots ~ Enjoy it as summer is too short ~ Sadly, the bunnies in our garden has been eating our herbal plants which just annoys my son who waters them diligently ~ Have a good week Jim ~


At Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, cool pics, Jim. thanks for joining in ~ M

At Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:43:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Flowers! It's one of our favourite items, Dr Jim :)

At Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great to me! And sweet poem! Thanks, Jim. K.

At Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

They look like a bit like hostas. Some flowers don't last as long as I would like - iris is one. Nice poem.

At Friday, July 11, 2014 6:10:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

"Ginger plants gone wild" ~~ I had to laugh out loud at the thought!

At Friday, July 11, 2014 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Marian said...

that's ginger? huh! love this reflection, and learned something new, too. thanks, Jim!

At Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:40:00 AM, Blogger mrs mediocrity said...

What a gorgeous plant! Your poem made me smile, I know that anticipation.


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