Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Violet Patch

 Front Yard Violet Patch

I have been waiting to photograph this small 
(wildflower) violet patch on the side of our front lawn.
I dearly love these sweet little blooms. They are miniature 
flowers and appear in just one rather smallish patch in the side lawn. 
I call them "Quakers" as they shiver and quake in the mountain 
breeze that comes upward on the sloping side yard. 
Aren't they adorable?
Here is my offering to them (in a poem format) from last year! 
As you might guess, I'm glad that they are back :-)

Ode to a Wild Flower Patch

Tiny purple patch
the smallest of wild flower
Tiny violet patch
quaking under the wind's power
Tiny blooming bunch
you rise to greet the day
Tiny cornflower stars of blue
you grace the first of May.

Luscious, precious petal,
four and a tiny face…
too small to gather in a bunch,
the mountain wood your vase.

Tiny violet bloom
alone up on the hill,
pressed now firmly in my heart…
remember you-I will.


  1. Such beautiful little flowers. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. "the mountain woods your vase"


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Lois Nancy

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