Monday, May 2, 2011

Sweet Violets

A sure sign of spring,our garden is full of these precious little violets, popping up all over the place. This fragile little 1909 publication, Sweet Violets, includes a variety of short poems about friendship by authors such as Emerson, Plato, and Longfellow. Even George Washington is included, 'True friendship is a plan of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.'

Another example, Deep within a shady dell Violets were hiding. Take them, now, and let them tell Of friendship all abiding. So may joys shine forth to-day, Shedding fragrance on your way! ~Ellis Walton.

6 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely old book. We have those little violets growing all over the shady parts of our yard. I love them!

Rhonda D. said...

Your photos are just beautiful, I always love visiting your blog!
We're ankle deep in pretty little violets here too- they are our state flower in Illinois :)

Steph said...

Ooooh - what a precious book, and how cleverly you've managed the photo there!

Angela McRae said...

I think violets are my second favorite flower -- and that's behind the queen of flowers, the rose, so that really shouldn't count! The violets have already come and gone here in Georgia, and I meant to make that pretty violet jam but just didn't have time this year. Thank you for allowing me to enjoy the violets just a little longer!

Bernideen said...

How very lovely they are! Mine are blooming too - I am sure they are bursting forth across the country. Your post was lovely!

Lady Linda said...

Yummy...I want the bread! Flowers are nice too.