“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.


Happy Thought

The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings

Robert Louis Stevenson



0 thoughts on “violets

  1. Oh were do I start? I love everything about this post! Sarah’s sweet face, the beautiful perfect violets, the happy Elizabeth Mitchel music playing as I read, and the lovely quote at the end! Just the perfect way to start my morning… with a smile on my face Thanks!

  2. I never thought about eating violets. They look like a beautiful addition to a salad.I have a question from our daughter-in-law. Actually she is asking for a friend who wants to buy chickens. What ar the breed(s) of chickens that you have?

  3. That sure does make a salad look beautiful! What does the flower taste like? Does it have a strong taste, bitter, sweet… I’ve never eaten any. πŸ™‚

  4. @cerwindoris – Black Star, Red Star, Easter Egg, Rhode Island Red….and I’ll get back to you if I remember what else.  @Buckeyegirlie – I’m happy to know this post lifted your heart.  That is one of the best parts of blogging to me, the hope of perhaps brightening someone’s day in this very small way!@Donna7 – They don’t taste like much at all. 

  5. Your picture of Sarah and the violets makes me happy! My MIL had violets that I transplanted and enjoyed for many years. I wish I still had some…nothing you see at nurseries. I used to sugar them to put on top of deserts, and dry them for note cards, but never tried them on salad…what a splendid idea!

  6. Oh thank you so much for posting this I was wondering what to do with all those pretty violets. My birthday is also in February and I really enjoy all the purple flowers. We picked wild F lox yesterday and of course the lilacs are so beautiful this year.Blessings Christie

  7. Oh that salad looks soooo pretty!  I am going to have to do that. I just got a bouquet of violets from the backyard brought to me today! =)  I read your facebook status!  I hope all is well with the bb!  lol. I’m sure it feels weird.Happy Monday to you.

  8. @ErinLynae – Thanks!    I didn’t get to eat this particular salad in the picture b/c Seth dumped almost a whole bottle of ranch dressing on it when I wasn’t watching.  UGH.  I picked some violets yesterday and put them in a vase.  So pretty!

  9. I always look forward to your yearly violet post; my favorite flower! Ours haven’t come up yet, but I wait anxiously. Where does the first quote come from?

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