Jump for Joy, Johnny

Jump for joy, Johnny,

jump for joy –

your days are numbered,

come-lately boy.

The frost approaches,

so seize the day,

and count each moment

before it fades.


These tiny violets spring up in cool weather during the spring and fall. Β We call them ‘Johnny-jump-ups’!

15 comments on “Jump for Joy, Johnny

  1. Rei Lunata says:

    Haai.. like this picture.. πŸ™‚ would you like to visit my site? I know it’s in Indonesian but i’ll so glad if you would.. Thanks before.. πŸ™‚

  2. My great aunt gave me some of these, she called them 5 o’clocks. I love them, and get lots of compliments on them.

    • melodylowes says:

      It is so sweet how they bloom in the cooler in-between times when the garden is otherwise not at its best. I always appreciate their tenacity! πŸ™‚

  3. akateacher says:

    We get them here, too. My daughters love to go through the yard and pick bouquets of them. Although, we had our 1st frost, so I don’t know how much longer they’ll be around!

    • melodylowes says:

      We have had a few nights in a row now with frost – so that’s it, I’m afraid, for the season. Time to find things of beauty in places other than the garden!

  4. RoSy says:

    A pleasure to see you Johnny! πŸ˜‰

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    I like this–a fun poem! And thank you for telling me that they’re violets! God bless you–love, Caddo

  6. perlesink says:

    Beautiful images: written and photographic.

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