Thursday, March 31, 2011
This flower showed up day or two ago. I don't know what it is, any ideas? I just know that it is very pretty and very welcome. If you look closely at the large leaf to the left you will see a happy spider bathing in the afternoon sun.
My mother loved wild flowers. She quite often would go to ditches in Warren county and try to steal away wild flowers growing in them to replant in our yard. Every once in a while she would even, under threat of arrest, sneak into to a county park here and there to sneak out a yellow violet or some other treasured wild flower.
I don't know what these little blue flowers are either. Maybe bluebells? Ok, just looked up bluebells on the Internet, this is not what they look like. Any help in naming these would be appreciated. I think my mother might have known what these are, but she is no longer here to ask.
I have many good memories of my mother, some that are not. Sometimes it is too easy to dwell on the bad memories. Today though, it is memories of a sneaky lady with a trowel and bucket, snitching wild flowers to take home to her garden.