Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Northern White Violets

I have been waiting for this beautiful wildflower to appear on my damp shady side lawn for that is where I found them last evening,Apparently they like those sort of conditions for growing. It seems I might be able to set my seasonal clock by their timely appearance. The photo at the top, which I have enhanced with the filter 'poster edges' was taken on May11,2008, exactly a year ago yesterday! Don't you think its delicate appearance is beautiful? I do. I also found a wild strawberry blossom in bloom this morning! And there are lots of Purple Violets in bloom now. To go for a woodland walk at this time of year is a delightful experience! I love finding wildflowers. I saw a Wood Aneome almost fully opened along a walking trail on the weekend. To take a picture of it is on my 'to do' list.

12 comments:

bobbie said...

White violets are exceptionally beautiful. I have always loved them.

Sharon said...

Wow, what a beautiful wildflower!

madcobug said...

We have those violets growing all over the place, they even get in my potted plants and strawberry plant bowl. They are pretty and hardy. Helen

Mary said...

They really are beautiful with that snowy white color and the purple veins. Isn't great to know tings like that are coming back every year and you can look forward to them?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That Violet is exquisite.Woodland flowers are beautiful.
Blessings,ruth

Appalachian Lady said...

I love the white violets too. They grow in our yard, along our driveway and anywhere it's moist and at least partial sun. The macro shot is wonderful!

Deborah Godin said...

I love these, too, and am lucky to have them and the purples spreading in my lawn!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I posted goldthread yesterday, and took a shot of violets. We must have just about the same things out now. My photos were taken where I live, here in southern Maine.

We have tiny white violets down in the marsh, and larger ones all over our yard. I love them.

dAwN said...

What a sweet delicate flower! I love violets as well. I remember as a child my sisters and I went into the woods and collected a few for my mothers garden. They have spread and are all over the garden now.
So glad you are back to blogging..

Denise said...

They all sound delightful and yes I do love to go on woodland walks this time of the year. That little flower is super.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Seeing your photograph of the wild white violet made my heart melt. Gorgeous flower and equally gorgeous shot.

Have a great week, Anne.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Very pretty violet- I don't think that we have the species down here in Alabama. We have a white violet called the Confederate Violet that is a subspecies of the Blue Violet.