Monday, August 23, 2010

Macro Monday - Violet




This lovely violet is at least 15 years old. Given to me on mother's day. A small amount of miracle grow in the water and it just bursts with blooms. I keep it in the window over my sink. Always seems to be smiling at me!

Macro Monday

Have a great Monday!

Nanny

22 comments:

tootie said...

Wow! It's 15 years old?? I'm lucky if I can keep a plant alive for 15 minutes ;)

Keep doing whatever you're doing - it looks great!

Janean said...

i had one for years....couldn't hardly kill it! LOL. don't know why everyone thinks they're so hard to grow. find the right light or window and they'll bloom their hearts out!

Sunny said...

Wow! Your Violet is so beautiful!
Mom used to grow Violets, when I was a young child. You are bringing back some nice memories for me :)

Gorgeous capture! This Violet looks alive on the monitor screen!

Nancy's Notes said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! 15 years old, that is great! I love Violets, just reminds me of my precious grandmother, she grew them too! There for awhile I had many on my window sill, should think about getting some again! Thanks for the sweet memories.

Nancy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Nanny... My mother used to grow beautiful African Violets... Your picture brought back memories....

Hope you are getting some of this cooler weather...
Hugs,
Betsy

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how pretty. I'm sure it has brought you lots of smiles through the years.

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful shot ---and I'm amazed at how long you've had that plant.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Glad it has lasted this long because it is a lovely plant.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love violets, too, Nanny! I've had one in my kitchen window for a long, long time... I'm afraid to count the years! LOL! Yours is beautiful!!

tammymcchesney said...

For an old plant that sure is a beauty...love those soft blooms!

Ca88andra said...

I'm impressed that you can keep a plant alive for so long!

Faith said...

15 years old is amazing! It's absolutely lovely!

Solar Powered said...

I cannot believe that was 15 years ago and I really can't believe you can keep a plant alive that long...wow! Gorgeous shot.

It's Just Dottie said...

I have grown violets since the first day I got married. Some of mine are very old. Yours is very lovely. You asked what was in my Netflex queue.Here are a few Rosemary and Thyme series 2 and 3 ,Letters to Juliet, John Adams 2 and 3. Ladies Decective Agency 1 ,2, 3 , The Time Traveler's Wife. Sherlock Homes.Wives and Daugthers, The Planet Earth 1,2,3,4,5 and I love music vidoes.
Smiles
Dottie

grammy said...

I have to try that Miracle grow...mine is not as pretty as yours
My tress are dropping leaves too....what's up with that???
I do not want an early winter...no

It's Just Dottie said...
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It's Just Dottie said...

Corrections
Sherlock Holmes
Ladies Detective Agency
Smiles, Dottie

theUngourmet said...

I can't believe you've had your violet this long! I have had a couple of them and they die right away. Yours is just lovely!

Julie Harward said...

I have always loved these flowers, a memory from my grandma..I have to have one in my home! :D

Amanda said...

Violets always make me think of my mom and my granny. They had a way with violets, too.

Jill said...

I love violets!

Rose said...

just beatuful. i've never had a plant or flower live very long. Rose