Spring has sprung in Big Stone County; green grass, bugs, trees budding, ducks and geese filling the ponds, turkeys ‘displaying’ at the edge of groves. Each year, about this time, there is a sense of excitement over all things growing. Today was full of garden sightings that create the lore of tree and flower we ponder on all the winter long. It’s time to clean the gardens and help the clumps of Lily and Sedum begin their seasonal journey once again. My prize among the new growth at the RedBarn. . . .sweetly scented clumps of Pansy, growing up from last year’s seed, cast beside the cottage roses.
The Pansy, with its velvety colored face, is said to remind us of those we love. Possibly those who endure hardship, persevere and yet wear well that radiant beauty we so admire?