Friday, 16 March 2012

Violet?

Roses, as we all know, are Red.  Similarly, Violets are Blue, right?  Wrong!
As our walk to Straw's Bridge yesterday revealed, these Sweet Violets (Viola odorata) were anything but blue, or even violet.
This fairly large clump of Sweet Violets was growing along the footpath, beneath a hedge of Elder, Privet and Hawthorn bushes The flowers were making sure they opened before the Cow Parsley surrounding it, grows too tall and swamps everything in sight.  Another sign of Spring on a cold, damp and foggy day.
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