Field of Violets (Viola sororia)

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

I thought I had certain areas of the city thoroughly mapped out based on the flowers that live there and when they bloom, but yesterday I discovered a huge field of blooming violets that I had not been aware existed. Colour has returned to my city.

If you look closely you can see a little flying insect in the foreground. The world is alive again. I am soaking it all up, not taking anything for granted.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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4 thoughts on “Field of Violets (Viola sororia)

  1. Oh, this is *so* gorgeous! My mother just gave me a big bucket of violets yesterday and I can’t wait for them to spread about. Great photo :)

  2. Beautiful. Love purple against the green. I just got a pot of hydrangeas at the nursery a few days ago. Cross my fingers it will bloom.

    “The world is alive again” – that’s so true. I look out of my desk to watch the new bright pink flowers bloom on a tree and squirrels tree-hopping. Nothing beats the beauty of natural light and nature coming to life.

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