Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Violet

I took a break from weeding today, grabbed the camera to document the various colors of violets we have here. There are ever so many more than these. Such a treat. Our many wrens started arriving today also - the music of their warbles is unbelievable. I did try to get a photo of one of them, but it will happen. I also witnessed a brown thrasher building her nest not too far from my garden. It was a good day.


Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colour bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.
...Jane Taylor

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