My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Haiku Reflections: Orange Splendour!


For a long time, I was not a fan of marigolds. Now I just love them. (click the link for more information about this sturdy little beauty)

These vibrant and beautiful marigolds (and what a feast of orange shades too!) brought to mind summers from years past and all things orange….creamsicles, my orange bikini!!! (a long time ago), Orange Crush, orange nail polish on bronzey toes, orange flip flops…

These marigolds also brought Autumn to mind.

My favorite season is on the way! 🙂

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

8 thoughts on “Haiku Reflections: Orange Splendour!

  1. I always plant marigolds around my hostas…keeps the deer and bunnies away and they are indeed beautiful!

    Love the haiku.

  2. Why I love orange. Beautiful and warm. Thank you for this hug of sorts!

  3. The colors in this photo are so vivid. The haiku is great, love the two seasons being mentioned. And the orange list, I remember a lot of those things too, not the bikini or the orange toes though. We had a neighbour when I was a kid that planted the whole yard full of marigolds, it was very nice.

  4. Captivating Orange!! 🙂

  5. Hi Teri, I was fascinated by the medicinal properties of marigolds that I read about via this link and others online. What a great way to keep the critters at bay. 😉 Pretty too.

    Hi SandyC, A hug indeed. Orange is also the color of energy. These flowers have an energy all their own I think.

    Hi Joe, Oh the bikini comment, let’s not go there LOL. I like the description of the neighbours yard you told me about, must have been gorgeous.

    Hi Preml, Nice to see you again and thank you!

    Happy Week, G 🙂

  6. I am an autumn lover, too. It looks like you took this shot in my garden.

  7. Lovely photo and poem, Geraldine. Orange is one of my favourite colours as well. Just the other day I was thinking about orange popsicles which were always my favourite flavour, as a child.
    I also love the spicy scent of marigolds – they are a flower I recall well from childhood.
    I do like fall too, as long as it stays dry, and the autumn leaves have a chance to turn colour and remain on the trees for abit.
    Thank you for the link about marigolds, that was interesting.

  8. I often feel orange is a bit of an underrated colour in the flower world but I love it. You can’t help but smile when you see it. Your photo has brightened my day!

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