Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bloom where you are planted


These are some of the violas that have voluntarily come up in my garden. I never plant violas, but I do plant pansies in containers on the deck. Late in the summer, when they become leggy and listless, I let them go to seed. The next year it is a pleasant surprise to see what will come up where and in what form. I like pansies, I think they are cheerful and opportunistic. They are the real embodiment of the phrase "Bloom where you are planted". They seem to find the spot where they will thrive. Some of them have come up in places where pansies never were. Perhaps they migrated on the breeze, or hitched a ride with the sparrows. They are always welcome in my garden and we plant the tomatos and other things around them. Like the sparrows, violas are cheerful and adaptable, and remind me do my best with what I've got and to be grateful for my life each and every day.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

these are so fresh and perky - nice work

laserone said...

Oh wow, these are so pretty!

Africantapestry said...

Beautiful. I love violas, pansies too...they are humble, but with so much dignity.
Ronell

Lin said...

LOVELY AND SO FRESH looking! Beautiful job on these!

Meinhild Selbach said...

very nice work. Thanks also for leaving a comment of encouragement on my blog.
Meinhild (inselfan54)

phthaloblu said...

Such pretty sketches.

martha said...

Wonderful! This would make a lovely card.

mrana said...

These are lovely Lynn!

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