Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sweet Violets



Vioa Odorata
I have little patches of Sweet Violets all over the garden.  Where did they come from?  No one knows.  They just arrive and spread.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain

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The splendour of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.  If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loeliness. - Therese of Lisieux

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Each violet peeps from its dwelling to gaze at the bright start above - Heinrich Heine
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A violet by a mossy stone
Half-hidden from the eye
Fair as a star - when only one
Is shining in the sky
Wm.Wordsworth

10 comments:

  1. your violet looks pretty. my white and blue violet started making little buds which i found in the mountain last year. hope mine grows as beautiful as yours.
    nice to meet you here.

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  2. I love violets as well, but they don't do well in a garden bed. They want to spread. If I had a field where I could grow wildflowers, they would be perfect in that setting.

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  3. caught you through Cro's blog
    what a wonderful collection of entries and blogs
    lovely

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  4. I think violets can bring out the prose in just about anyone. Maybe not quite as good as that cited, but something special and deserving the little purple peeper.

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  5. It's always good to see these lovely little flowers self-seeding everywhere! Flighty xx

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  6. Gorgeous aren't they and just everywhere at the moment. Parts of the Priory lawn are covered in them. That second shot is perfect. Dave

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  7. Hi Elaine, We may be an ocean apart, but we have the same little violets in both out gardens. Here they grow in the sun and in the shade. They are surprising and turn up unexpectedly wherever their seed happens to land. The dogs trample them and yet they soldier on. And they pretty! What's not to love?

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  8. Beautiful violets, I love them so.

    Happy Easter to you!

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  9. I have those little violets pop up and they become so pervasive that I have t pull them out. I don't know where they come from either, but they do become a nuisance because they will take over a garden spot. Lovely verses to honor them.

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  10. Is there anything sweeter than violets? I love your images of them.

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