May Flowers: The Violet on Day 133 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids!

Violets keeping watch in Audrey's yard. Photo by Sharon.

The VIOLET… the sweet-smelling purplish-blue, mauve, pale yellow or white bloom that heralds the approach of summer.  The Violet is known for its wonderful modesty and watchfulness as it shyly nestles in long grass or rests along a rocky nest.

The Violet both grows wild and is cultivated as an ornamental garden flower, particularly suited as a border flower.  Legend tells us that the Violet is the flower of Zeus, King of the Gods.

Think of the Violet as the embroidery of the ground… weaving its way like silken thread through grass and earth and fallen flower petals.  17th century English poet John Milton said it best when he wrote, Underfoot the Violet, Crocus and Hyacinth with rich inlay Broidered the ground.

Get outside with your kids today.  Find the modest Violet peeking out at you.  Draw tiny pictures of the Violet if there are none to be found and hide them for wonderful discovery.  Become Zeus as you weave your way through the loveliness of the inlay embroidery.

Celebrate spring as your kids learn and bloom!

 

 

May Flowers: The Violet on Day 133 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids! was last modified: May 13th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
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May Flowers: The Violet on Day 133 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids! was last modified: May 13th, 2011 by Sharon Couto