Another image from the secret world all around us.

Many years ago when my husband and I first moved into our home, my dad drove up with a cardboard box full of plants. But these weren’t wild and exotic tulips, nor the bulb of one of my favorites, jonquils. No, these were the wild violets that grew on his own lawn and had grown there for as far back as I could remember. These sweet, tiny purple jewels brought the memories of chilly spring mornings when I, near-sighed and glasses-less, would run outside into the morning sunshine to wonder at the tiny, colorful, sparkling flowers that seemed to have popped up overnight. Well, I planted those wild violets, nicely and neatly near the house, and wondered if they’d make it. I’m happy to say, they’re here and there all over my own lawn, now. And a large crop even made it into one of the flower beds where they currently hold pride of place there … and in my memory.

Image taken with the Nikon D7000 and the 105mm vr Nikon / Nikkor macro lens April 20, 2013. Originally intended for greeting cards, I liked it enough to post it here for wall art, as well.

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  • Donnie Voelker
    Donnie Voelkeralmost 2 years ago


  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely image and narrative, Lois! Beautiful!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    Stunning capture and treatment. Love the colors.

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful, gorgeous! Great photo!

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    So sweet and lovely! These bring back childhood memories for me too.

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely! Great story too! I am also a fan of wild violets!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Wow… this is so lovely Lois… so delcate

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    These wild violets appear to be very carefree the way you have depicted them. Quite lovely.

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...almost 2 years ago

    gorgeous!! :)))

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...almost 2 years ago

    …and now that I stopped long enough to read your description…what a wonderful, emotive story of childhood memories recaptured and renewed. Brought to life :)

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