“Who bends a knee
Where violets grow
A hundred secret
Things shall know”
The flower for the month of February is the violet. My birthday is in February, so it is always a treat to see the first spring violets appear. We have them growing wild in spots around our property, including down in the grass by the playset. I sat with Seth and Sarah on Friday, admiring the pretties. I saw a brilliant patch of them in a field the other day, a hundred dots of deep blue purple, in a sea of green.
Violets are edible, a simple but lovely feast for the senses..sight, smell, and taste. They would make a pretty addition to any spring salad.
The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson