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V Is For Violets

Recently I had a visit to my Auntie Beryl. I spoke of her before. She has stage 4 breast cancer.
She is still the most inspirational person on the planet. Though her situation has gotten a tad more grim. She was getting chemo, but that is not helping anymore so they have started radiation treatments. During all  of this, she has remained cheery, upbeat and positive. A lady in her 70's, she has lived and continues to live.... in fact, her and my mom went to bingo last Saturday afternoon.
Now that I've updated you to that whole scenario, I will end on a more positive note.
My post is not actually about my visit, which to be honest was short-lived thanks to the bingo trip. Instead I have this for you:
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Violets.
Did you know they come in an array of colors? They do. There is actually 525-600 species of this plant. How cool is that?!
I love them, as delicate as they are, they are stunning with their bursts of color.
One tidbit I learned about them when I looked them up on Wikipedia, is they are used as a medicinal ingredient for anti-HIV medication.  I thought that was neat info.

So what do you think of the violet?

Alphabe Thursdays



Comments

  1. Beautiful violets and photo for V ~ Happy Weekend toy ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. That's a lot of variety! My favorite violet is the African Violet. I guess they are related to regular violets... {:-D

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  3. Nice pic and flower

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  4. I think so much of wild violets that I dug some up from the yard at my old house and brought them over here. I have a little area on the side of the garage where the trash cans go. I planted some violets back there where the lawn service won't mow them down. I also planted some in pots so the roots can get a good start before I plant them in the yard. I'm not sure the ones on the side of the garage will make it in the heat. They kind of have to get a good start first, so I've tried to cover all my bases. My violets are just the standard purple, but I still love them.

    Your aunt sounds like a very positive person. I hope she does well.

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  5. Hi Freda, Your aunt sounds like a wonderful lady. It's nice that she and your mom get along so well. Love the flowers. Like your"T.":)

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  6. I am sorry your aunt is going through such a horrible thing. Those violets are beautiful!

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  7. Sorrry to read about your aunt.

    Violets are one of my favourites!

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  8. Wishing you a wonderful Easter! That such a little flower as the violet can have such powerful medicinal quality - amazing!

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  9. Wishing you and your Auntie Beryl a wonderful Easter - and hopefully an "eye's down for a full house' win at the Bingo. I love the pretty delicate violets.
    Wren x

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