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 Volume 1.11 Violets Among the Leaf Litter April 22, 2002 


I love the flowers of early Spring: they seem brave, risking the cold, perhaps even snow, and rising through the remains of last year’s leaf litter. The delicate beauty of violets, especially, belies their bold strength. (I took these photos in 1988.)
 
Image © ELC 2002
 
Clump of Violets
      on the Brown
 
Image © ELC 2002
 
Clump of Violets
      on the Brown
 
Image © ELC 2002
 
Clump of Violets
      on the Brown
 
Image © ELC 2002
 
In southwestern Pennsylvania, this is the time of year for profusion of violets. Over the past few years, more and more violets have been cropping up in more and more yards around town: some lawns, from the right viewpoint, even have a lovely purplish cast in certain areas, especially if ground ivy, of similar color, is also growing there.


 Volume 1.11 Violets Among the Leaf Litter April 22, 2002 





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