Cyclamen growing on ancient steps – if only the flowers could speak

Cyclamen miniatureThe miniature cyclamen growing in my garden reminds me of our wonderful trip on Christmas Eve (2010) to Umm Qais near Jordan’s borders with Israel and Syria. This amazing city was one of a decapolis – ten Roman cities. From there we had fantastic views of the Gallilee, the Golan Heights and the Yarmouk Gorge.

I saw miniature cyclamen growing on ancient steps and stonework. We took in the incredible silence, the deep sense of world events played out here over time in ways that have shaped our modern lives.

IMG_0176Did the people who lived in this ancient city grow and enjoy cyclamens for pleasure as I do? If only the flowers and stones could speak.

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One thought on “Cyclamen growing on ancient steps – if only the flowers could speak

  1. Hi Jenny,
    Please could I make contact with you re your late father, was he a POW? If so he was with my late uncle Ted. I have letters Ken sent to my late mother in the 1980’s. My ph number is 06 8441584
    Kind regards
    Pauline

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