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.  We call them ‘Johnny-jump-ups’!

15 comments on “Jump for Joy, Johnny

  1. Rei Lunata says:

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

  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! 🙂

  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! 😉

  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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