Spring is gone and blooming violets in the valley are past, but mountain violets still abound. The yellow grow most abundantly, covering clearings in meadows and gracing banks along the dirt roads. But, if you look carefully, sweet and tiny lavender violets can be found. They grow in interesting places, like at the edge of a dirt bank, or beside a rotting log. Their blossoms are as tiny as your littlest fingernail, but so sweet to behold.
It's interesting to learn about the meaning of flowers. Violets represent such desirable qualities. Representing humility, the blue or purple violet speaks of faithfulness and loyalty. The yellow violet specifically illustrates the chance for happiness in life. Ancient Roman legend tells of beautiful maidens whom cupid announced as more beautiful than Venus. In her anger, Venus beat these maidens until they turned blue and were transformed into violets. Such a sad story, when you think about it. I prefer the image of God creating these gentle flowers in the beginning and the idea that Adam and Eve named them violets because the pretty name went so well with this sweet flower. Legend says that if a person dreams about violets, they will move forward with success in life. And violet flowers are always considered a symbol of blessing for any woman.
No matter what the legend or blessing, violets are sweetest of the sweet when it comes to woodland flowers. Little violet nosegays are a joy to behold!