Thursday, May 8, 2014

Nosegay of Violets from my Lawn

Every year I have these beautiful wild violets, growing profusely in my front lawn, as an excuse for putting off the first mowing. All of my neighbors have cut theirs had theirs cut twice already. Mine is hidden from view by a brick wall and I'm going to wait as long as I can before I crank up my push mower. Aren't they gorgeous? Today it's dark and rainy and I'm doing indoor chores. Have a great day. xo
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these wild violets. My mother always made picking wild violets a wonderful treasure hunt. Especially if you could find clumps with long stems. My Dad purchased my sister and I little violet vases made by Waterford. My Mom passed away in March and as you know it is hard when we lose our mothers. It is sweet memories like these violets that make the day. thanks for posting the pictures.
Libby Sroka

tammy j said...

oh rosemary!
i would let them bloom too!
your last posts have been so lovely. little tabitha dining alfresco ...
and that gorgeous mansion ...
oh!
xo

Lorraine said...

Love, love, love violets! Too bad their season is so short-lived. We used to have 7 different kinds in our yard. We're down to some purples, confederates, and the little yellow ones. I miss some of them, like the pure white ones in your picture and we had a speckled variety that I'm not sure is still around. Enjoy them! I know I will. (Ever had them candied?)

Anonymous said...

Typically, we find violets in some of the garden beds but never have they been so large and gorgeous. The same can be said for an heirloom primrose and the New Dawn rose beside the front porch. Whereas some plants, especially the hydrangeas and rosemary (gone) suffered damage from the harsh winter, these plants seem happier than ever before! Very interesting.

Enjoy your evening . . . I am so stiff and happily sleep from my day in the yard, I am going to watch a moving with Josie and turn in early.

Linda

Laurie M said...

that is the best reason to not cut the lawn, lol, I am new to your blog an have bookmarked it so I will fin you again, I have enjoyed my visit very much, I wish we had a traders Joes here in Canada ( maybe they o own south), I would love the scallion pancakes and then the apple cooking after looks amazing,