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Inspiration 5.5.13

05 May Inspiration 5.5.13


Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) in its occasionally occurring white form.


It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.

~ John Galsworthy “The Forsyte Saga”



The last few morning have provided exactly the feeling Mr. Galsworthy describes above. Chilly enough to need an extra layer, dew covered grass, a chorus of birds, and new growth emerging everywhere. A true feast for the senses!

Still, a partially frozen nozzle while watering this morning, was reminder that we have not yet put enough miles between us and the winter that was.

How are things in your garden this morning?

  • Charlie@Seattle Trekker
    Posted at 10:40h, 05 May Reply

    I planted violets two years ago. My violets are now again in bloom and I noticed this spring that between the pavers on my patio I have volunteers…they are so magnificent.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 12:39h, 05 May Reply

      Sounds great Charlie! I love letting them pop up throughout the lawn, looks great with all the other wildflowers.

  • Lynda
    Posted at 11:25h, 06 May Reply

    My garden is underwater. The earth is saturated because it has been (mostly) raining for about 4 days.
    In California I used to love violets. They were a challenge to grow, but I tried my best and succeeded with a few varieties in the shady spots. Now, here in N. Alabama they have taken over everything in sight. I don’t even have a lawn anymore, LOL! Not loving them so much now… Well, maybe for a week or two at the beginning of spring! 😉

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 07:59h, 07 May Reply

      We sure could use some of that rain Lynda, and it looks like we might get it tomorrow (fingers crossed). Violets seem to be either a welcome guest or a scourge, it depends on the gardener (or lawn lover…). Looks like you got more than what you asked for. Enjoy them! 🙂

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