Raining Violets   2 comments

A Light Exists in Spring”


A light exists in spring

            Not present on the year

At any other period;

            When March is scarcely here.

A color stands abroad

            On solitary hills

That science cannot overtake,

            But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;

            It shows the furthest tree

Upon the furthest slope we know;

            It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,

            Or noons report away,

Without the formula of sound,

            It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss

            Affecting our content,

As trade had suddenly encroached

            Upon a sacrament.

~Emily Dickinson


“Nature never makes haste: her systems revolve at an even pace.  The buds swell imperceptibly, without hurry or confusion, as though the short spring days were an eternity.”

~Henry David Thoreau


It’s SPRING; PURIM and OSTARA,at last!  The season of reCLAIMation and reCREATion!  I reclaim my right as a citizen of Gia to freely partake in and care take all the bounty there is; and invite you to join me.

I’m looking forward to collecting Birch Sap, Violets, Periwinkles, Dandelions, Morel Mushrooms, Red Clover, Sassafras Roots, Chickweed, Muscles, Fiddleheads, Ramps, Stinging Nettles, and for the first time, Japanese Knotweed, Forsythia, Red Bud and Lamb’s Quarters.  Would you like to come and take a walk with me?  Grab you jacket, I’ll be happy to show you around THE GARDEN.

And, when it’s raining, have no regrets.  Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, it’s raining Violets!


Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.


2 responses to “Raining Violets

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  1. This is fantastic. Foraging is one of the coolest things we can do. We can identify with our ancestors and have salad at the same time !

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