Lovely IV

The variegated colour of
our Nasturtiums in full bloom
return year after year
when they first appear in June
They really are quite lovely
and I’m glad they reappear
as their colour in the garden
brings us pleasure, yes and cheer

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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The Nasturtium Takeover bid

The nasturtium’s gone manic
now the summer is done
It’s begun to take over
and thinks it’s ‘the one’
If we left it unchecked
It would simply keep growing
and how big it would get
Well, there’s no way of knowing

Perhaps we should crop it
but then things would be duller
For at present its flowers
keep giving us colour
So we’ll leave it a while
with its yellows and gold
For it clings to the summer
whilst the weather gets cold

And we need that reminder
at least for a while
as autumn takes over
and summer’s a smile
For when winter’s cold anger
returns with a frost
This reminder of summer
will be instantly lost

©Jemverse

Photo – autumn nasturtiums – Jempics

Nasturtium Fields

Although they may be fading
in the sunshine here today
A field of bright nasturtiums
in proud exuberance lay

Yellows, red and orange
and in between some green
as wonderful a palette
as I think I may have seen

A last vestige of the summer
as autumn plays its hand
A colourfield to bring a smile
across the turning land

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The sun, some flowers and a smile

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Nasturtiums and Geraniums
in the bright sunshine
Taking pictures of them out there
because all of these are mine
Oranges and yellows
offset by splash of pink
All looking pretty lovely
and splendid, don’t you think?

Occasionally a bumble bee
will visit for a while
And fairly often, butterflies
which always bring a smile
Summer in my garden
is a very special time
Especially when the sun comes out
and the weather is so fine

©Jemverse

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums do not like the cold
They do the same thing every year
Just the merest hint of frost
And they just wilt with fear

They give such pleasure in the warmth
Producing flowers with colours bright
But in the chilly winter months
There’s not a nasturtium in sight

©Jemverse

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