Fuchsia is a dancer…

fuchsia
Dancing fuchsias

Fuchsia is a dancer
Dancing on her toes,
Clad in red and purple,
By a cottage wall;
Sometimes in a greenhouse,
In frilly white and rose,
Dressed in her best for the fairies’
evening ball!

From: A Flower Fairy Alphabet, Β by Cicely Mary Barker

Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Fuchsia IS a dancer!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have loved fuchsias since I was a child, they look like ballerinas.

  2. Beautiful fuchsias! πŸ™‚

  3. Sammy D. says:

    Great poem; so apt for fuschia twinkle toes! I remember riding the narrow Irish roads between claustrophobic hedges, and it was the profusion of girgeous fuschia that distracted me from my closed-in anxiety.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh yes, I remember the high fuchsia hedgerows in Ireland. Even stopped to take a photo!

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Beautiful, I love them too and my favourite is the really tiny one I have that flowers about 9 months every year!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have quite a few different ones, several survived the winter outdoors even though they are not fully hardy. I love the pale dainty ones too, but they are almost impossible to photograph.

  5. Many pleasures! The poem, the exquisite photograph – and the header.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Trying out the new camera Meg! Went to photograph some colourful benches I noticed in a pub courtyard and en route to the church (to try out the camera indoors) I saw these beauties. Church posts coming soon.

  6. Lovely photo.. and I adore Fuchsia’s and your poem suited it so well πŸ™‚

  7. restlessjo says:

    I thought the sight had driven you to poetry again, Jude! Darn! This is another challenge that I said I’d join in with and haven’t got there. I need to know how you organise your days. I don’t seem to have much control over mine πŸ™‚ I digress! Lovely photo πŸ™‚
    Happy travels for tomorrow! Hoping you get enough nice weather to get out and about and keeping my fingers crossed on the home front. Sending hugs πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was going to write my own poem then found this and thought, that’s just right! Travels tomorrow so M25 behave yourself! Today I am going to make a start on OH’s tax return. Been putting it off, but it could get busy in September πŸ˜€

      1. restlessjo says:

        Oooh- sounds promising! I do hope so. Will expect cracking good news when I get back from Tavira. πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          fingers crossed xx

  8. I tried growing fuschias once with dismal results but I’m tempted to try again. You’ve inspired me!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have only ever had a problem with one fuchsia and that was planted on the north side (south for you) of my house in very poor sandy dry soil. After 3 years of it not doing much in the way of growth or flowers I moved it away from the house wall and only about a foot away, and threatened it with the compost heap if it didn’t flower. I ended up with an enormous shrub that flowered from spring to Christmas! I took loads of cuttings from that plant too πŸ™‚

  9. pommepal says:

    Lovely little ballerinas, I love them and one of Jack’s favourites. He used to take cuttings from bits hanging over neighbours fences and we had lots of them in NZ but sadly I cannot grow them here, so thank you for this lovely photo. Your new camera is doing very well.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pauline, I take cuttings too with a high success rate. I love fuchsias. How’s Jack? Hope he is recovering well.

      1. pommepal says:

        Jack is going for a cortisone injection for the inflammation this morning. Lucky it is just tendons and not broken bones.

    2. Heyjude says:

      Cortisone injections are not pleasant, but I hope it works. Sounds as though his shoulder is very sore. I suffer from Achilles tendonitis and that can be agony if I walk too far and for too long. I wish him well.

      1. pommepal says:

        Thanks Jude, he had the injections about4 hours ago and the shoulder is feeling better. Now I have to keep reminding him it is still damaged…

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, he needs to rest it and not put any strain on it, otherwise he’ll cause further damage. So no painting ceilings for a while πŸ˜€

        2. pommepal says:

          I keep telling him, but he can (and at the moment is) still wash the dishes… I’m a hard task master…

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