Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The trouble with flowers...



Predictably the season has changed.
The timid days of early spring, so easily subdued by a headstrong winter, are now, ROARING.

The lawn has become a carpet of violets.
I walk a weaving course--not wanting to crush their pretty faces.

Even into the gravel drive, the determined growth takes hold.



And how does one find a path through these woods?

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14 comments:

Rurality said...

Wow, that's a lot of violets! I like them... can't understand why so many people consider them weeds.

Love the Spring Beauty too. :)

Sandpiper said...

Oh, to have such problems! ;-) Beautiful flowers, Nina!

bobbie said...

I think maybe violets are my favorite But then, whenever I see flowers, those particular ones are my favorites. Can't decide. We don't have to choose, do we? We have periwinkles blooming as profusely as your violets. So pretty!

Trixie said...

I love, love, love violets! To have that be your lawn, you have a sweet spot there Ms. Nina.

Kathiesbirds said...

I don't know how one finds a path through the woods but I'd sure like to try as it looks so inviting!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

it looks so pretty.

Arlene,
Puyallup flowers

Old Wom Tigley said...

In the right place these are beautiful, I would hate to concider then anything else.

Raven said...

How beautiful. Nature is just so talented.

zhakee said...

I love violets. They don't do very well where I live as the ground just doesn't hold moisture here, and with the drying winds, it's a struggle. I think I have two violet plants hanging on! Seeing your field of purple brings back memories of walking past blooming violets and the wonderful way they perfume the air.

possumlady said...

I have violets all over my yard and in between my driveway (I have the old fashioned "ribbon" driveway with two strips of concrete and grass in the middle). I also have a lot of the little white flowers. Do you know what they are? I know they are weedy but I love them. Beautiful shots.

nina said...

The little white flowers in my woods are the Spring Beauties--and they're shades of pink and purple, if the light isn't washing too strongly over them.
I never think of them as weeds, although in a lawn, I guess they would be.
They're one of the first flowers of spring here, and always welcome--

Mel said...

Those violets are sooo beautiful!!
I wouldn't mind having them in my garden :)

Jetti said...

your pictures make me so homesick for the woods of Western Pa where I grew up. I used to roam the woods searching for wildflowers like these.

Marvin said...

It's hard to believe that some people do actually think of wildflowers as weeds. Good to see that spring is finally roaring along up your direction.