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SITY: Secret of the Violets

One late-August day, many years ago, I decided to do a little weeding, and I pulled up a big violet plant that was growing somewhere that it didn’t belong. Near the base of the plant were what appeared to be … Continue reading

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SITY: Stealth Violets

A few days ago I spotted some violet buds that looked like they would open soon. I kept my eye on them, because I thought they would be the first violets of the year. Meanwhile, some downy violets opened in … Continue reading

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One Violet

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SITY: A Mix of Good and Bad

Outside today: The number of buzzing insects in the yard is down. Way down. I try not to think too negatively about that. I imagine a beautiful garden nearby where they’ve all gone to feast, leaving only a few “idiot … Continue reading

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What Pictures Cannot Show

There are many things a picture cannot show. It cannot show a taste, a sound, a smell, or a physical sensation. It also cannot show just how vividly purple the violets are against the wet grass and the grey weather, … Continue reading

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First Violet of 2019

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SITY: Violet Sea

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Piles of Flowers

I have such sweet children. They both picked bouquets of dandelions and tiny violets for me on the way to the bus stop this morning. It’s early in the season, so most of the flowers are too short-stemmed to fit … Continue reading

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First Violets of 2018

Livia’s eyes are better than mine. She spotted two violets in the yard today. I’m not sure which of the two flowers ought to be officially designated First Violet of 2018. One of them clearly had something to say, so … Continue reading

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SITY: First Violet of 2015

In my yard, the violet season of 2015 began on April 22nd, when the first bud opened.

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