Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Beauty of Spring – Wild Violets

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Each year as winter draws to a close, I avidly begin watching for the little grape hyacinths, the larger hyacinths, daffodils, and early spring tulips. All of them a joy to behold and beautiful in their own individual way. 

But there’s one sight that never fails to enchant. Early each spring my yard is covered in a breathtaking carpet of wild violets ranging in shades of white, all the way to the deepest purple. There’s even a few pink ones scattered around. Last year my husband spread some granules to kill the dandelions and it did cut down the number of them dramatically, but I was worried it would also kill the violets. Not a chance. If anything there are more than ever, although I would have said that was impossible. I love a lush green carpet of grass and most of the time I envy those able to achieve such a lawn. But the one time I’m not envious is in the spring when I walk around my yard in awe of the sights and scent of my lovely violets.



Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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