Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ABC Wednesday - V

(The Wordless Wednesday post is beneath this post.)


V is for Violet .......




a small purple violet wildflower



This sweet little wildflower was transplanted into my rock garden about seven years ago.

It was only a small patch with a couple of blooms.

Over the years, these little purple Violet wildflowers have spread beyond the garden and into the yard.

In fact, the lawn mowing had to be postponed until these little beauties had passed.

Wonder how many there will be this spring.

I used my Tamron 90mm macro lens to capture this close-up - I love the bokeh this lens produces as well as its sharp images.






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42 comments:

  1. I almost used Violet on my post but couldn't find this nice of a picture. That lens sure does a good job. If you are thinking of adding more Violets sometime try the purple leafed Labrador Violet (Viola labradorica) they are my favorite.

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  2. Very beautiful capture, excellent colors

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  3. Beautiful shot of the little violet! We have them wild in our yard in early spring but not many and you have to look hard.

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  4. What a beautiful single violet. I love the colors of a violet

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  5. well done kml and what a cute little flower.

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  6. Very sharp and fine picture. You did right in postponing the lawn mowing!

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  7. What a pretty violet! Thanks for sharing. It is nice to see flowers now that we are in snow mode!

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  8. Hi KML
    What a beautiful little flower. I just love it when they self seed like that - each year there is a new surprise.

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  9. Hi Digital - thanks for the tip - the violets are one of my favorites!

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  10. Hi Dot - Ours are in the spring too - too bad they don't last awhile!

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  11. Thanks, Runee - my son was all too happy to wait a few more days before mowing!

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  12. Thanks, Neva - and "snow-mode" is not the word for it - more like snow overload!

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  13. Thanks, Max - these ones have certainly spread and they are much enjoyed!

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  14. I loved that purple flower, it's beautiful! You are nice to wait on the mowing so you can enjoy them.

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  15. That's beautiful - I so miss having a garden!! Happy WW :-)

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  16. That is a cracker Kathy, Love the blue and the background throws it right out. I really enjoy the macro stuff as you usually see something when you view it on your computer that you can't see normally.

    Ho Ho Ho Mark

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  17. Kathy, this is very beautiful shot, the flower head looks like it is suspended in the air. Very gentle like photo. Thanks for posting these summer photos, as right now we are surrounded by white blanket of the snow. I was telling someone, winter wonderland is beautiful, but then it is always white, so after while you know I start craving more colors. Unfortunately, we don't have much sun right now, so it is hard capture winter effects. Great post, Anna :)

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  18. KML,

    wow you have the same word as me : )
    Your flower is very beautiful: )

    Cheers
    DSM

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  19. violets do tend to spread quickly, I love all the different varieties of violets that grow here in Virginia!

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  20. I just joined ABC Wednesday and thought I would stop by.

    I would love to see a photo of your yard with all the violets! What a sight that must be to see every day!

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  21. Beautiful photography. I love the gentle colors. Violet was the first word I thought of for v, but I don't have a photo library and it's the wrong season here.

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  22. We have some of these each year too, and it makes our yard look like an alpine meadow, until the broadleaf weeds assert their presence.

    Thanks, Kathy, I've learned a new photo term tonight!

    Happpy holidays!

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  23. What lovely color! Such a beautiful bright spot on this December day. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  24. Such delicate beauty can only be called violet. Thank you.

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  25. Nice standout of the blue against the green background. I love capturing interesting & colorful wildflowers I happen to come across.

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  26. That little lovely thing would be welcome in my yard too.

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  27. Great violet pic! I had planted some a couple years ago in a big permenant flower box in our back yard, you can actually see the box in one of my pod pics, anyhoo, I changed flowers and to this day the violets are still coming up around the flower box on the ground, they seem to seed and live forever.

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  28. Mark - I agree - you always catch something that you would have otherwise missed!

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  29. Anna - I can relate - white everywhere and more everyday! The average snow for Dec in our area is 12 inches for the whole month. We have had over 32 inches and there is still a week and a half left to Dec. Can't wait for spring!!

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  30. Welcome NYC - thanks for stopping by - I have added you to my list!

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  31. Bonnie - thanks for visiting - I have added you to the ABC list also!

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  32. Bob - I didn't realize they spread like that, but I am very happy to see their little blooms each year!

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  33. I love these little violets. We have them too and they are so delightful. You captured it well.

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  34. Beautiful... I love the colour.

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  35. Beautiful work Kathy !

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