Tuesday, 2 November 2010

In praise of pansies

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Adorable, sweet and unpretentious.And with a heavenly scent.
                                     What can you not say in praise of the pansy or violet.

"Old blue eyes" Frank Sinatra sang already about violets, and a very sweet song it is too.
"She smiled at me so sweetly
Since then, one thought occurred,
That we fell in love completely
The day that I bought you violets for your furs".

Well, forget the furs, it is a bit cruel.
But plant some pansies and they will smile at you every day throughout the winter.
 Mine seem to like it here so much they even planted themselves in my gravelly drive.

If you want to go all the way, you can also make your own violet creams, dark chocolate with a pale lilac-y- cream/violet tasting filling, while you stare out at your baskets of little pansy faces.

I have not found a recipe for this yet but if I do I will share it with you.


Raina Cox said...

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade Today!


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annechovie said...

I love pansies! Thanks for your visit and kind comments. Welcome to blog-world. xx

Unknown said...

Wow, this is a lovely blog with so much going on! Creativity bursting out all over the place and you are so generous sharing your how-tos. Look forward to following! Belinda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love pansies and violets!