A Visual Fragrance

Colour Creates, enhances, changes, reveals and establishes the mood of the painting.” ~ Kiff Holland

Apologies for the premature publication of this weekend’s post, I accidentally clicked Publish when editing!

This week over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts our monthly Colour Challenge for March is Jonquil.


Jonquil is a hue of yellow. It is the colour of the interior of the central cylindrical tubular projection of the jonquil flower. The colour takes its name from a species of plant, Narcissus jonquilla, which has clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers, and is native to the Mediterranean.

The first known recorded use of jonquil as a colour name in English was in 1789

Daffodils for the kitchen 2

My little kitchen vase with its cropped daffodils is a challenge matched and in more ways than one.

A little Snippet – The narcissi produce a number of different alkaloids, which provide some protection for the plant, but can be poisonous if ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use in traditional healing and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia.Wikipedia.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge Jonquil from Weekly Prompts


26 thoughts on “A Visual Fragrance

      1. All down to the mouse pad on the laptop, the curser has a habit of floating. Next time I’ll take more care or use the computer instead!

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    1. I published by mistake!. This post was written in advance last month, and then I decided to add a small edit. initially, I took down the post but realising the challenge would be visible on the e-mails, it made more sense to publish it along with the Weekly Prompts challenge!
      I’m glad you liked it, thank you, Lois 🙂


    1. Thank you, Sylvia. Oh, yes I agree with you, far better to be early, it could have been worse it could have been half-finished. I like daffodils too, a welcome sign that spring is just around the corner. 🙂

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  1. Murphy's Law

    I love jonquils and daffodils!! Heck, I love flowers! So glad you mistakenly published early, what a pretty sight to greet me. And yes, weather report is for some snow tomorrow night into Saturday. Yep, those jonquils are looking better and better!! I never knew jonquil is a color!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad you liked the vase of daffodils. The daffodils were a present from Sophie at the start of February. The ones in my garden are not out yet so I might buy more at the weekend. Sorry about your snow, we had snow earlier in the week but today has been a very pleasant spring-like day.
      Thank you, Ginger, 🙂


  2. We have lots of Jonquils around our area 🙂 They are beautiful blossoms. And I love the cheery yellow you shared here!

    I didn’t know they were native to the Mediterranean though. Thanks for helping me learn something new today. That’s always fun!

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      1. They really are popping up 🙂 I’d find it interesting to go back in time and find out how they all came to be in different regions. Nature is fascinating!

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    1. Good morning Carolyn, it’s just after 07:15AM here.
      I’m delighted my spring-like daffodils have brightened your wintery day. My morning has begun bright and sunny with fields that are covered in a white hard frost. Thank you so much for your comment, always appreciated. 🙂

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