|From my mother's side garden--|
a snow and Pansy arrangement.
A Pansy is not really an elegant flower. Because of their short stems, they aren't found in formal flower arrangements, bridal bouquets, dinners for heads of state. There are probably other reasons as well. It's a humble flower.
|Rock-sheltered Pansy as |
Fall turns briefly cold.
Most often Pansies grow wildly after self-seeding from the previous year. They turn up all around the garden bed and will bloom wherever they are allowed to put down real roots. That's not the lineage of an elegant, long-stemmed flower.
|North of Spokane: chilled and brave|
But just before I stepped into my snow covered car, noticing the royal courage and contrast of this simple Pansy was the sweetest of Things I get to do today.