When I saw the “textures” photo prompt, yesterday, I thought of many summer garden features. Then I took a look at one of my favourites — red geraniums. These flowering plants are part of childhood memories for me and an encouraging part of warm weather colour in my container garden.
I kept in mind the recent photos of these gems as I stepped onto the deck for a closer look and a touch of these distinct smelling classics. One plant is faring well in the antique stainless steel milking pail that I managed to save from my parents’ farm. The shiny silver tone provides a complementary backdrop to the green leaves & red blooms with textures that inspired me to write a haiku in their honour.
summer haiku red velvet flowers blooming in Surge milking pail geranium bliss ©2017 Patricia McGoldrick
I decided to share this duo on a perfectly hot summer day!