Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beauty where you'd least expect it.


What do you see when you look at this picture? A dumpster? A little girl running through the rain?






Look a little closer.......









Johhny Jump Ups!!! I love these little purple flowers. They show up in the oddest places. I think they are lovely little flowers even though some people just think of them as weeds. They brighten up my trips to dumpster, at any rate!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Never heard them called Johnny Jump Ups. We call them violets, but according to your like "viola" is the actual name... whatever. I've also never seen the variety you photograped, and they're beautiful! Ours are either purple, white, or some combination of the two.

Not Jenny said...

Hmmmm maybe Johnny Jump Up is a regional term for them. That is what my mom calls them--they grew wild in her yard. I really love the purple and yellow. They are tough little things to live beside the dumpster!!

Ami said...

We call them violas here, too. I love them.

Lyssa used to call them baby pansies.