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Out of the Blue | by Annette LeDuff
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Out of the Blue

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Pansies are simple flowers but their colors and markings are very striking. I love them grown in large mounds, a sight I recall from childhood. They remind me more of butterflies than faces and appear to flitter with a bit of wind. The name "pansy" evolved from the original French word "pensée" (meaning "thought") because the flower resembled a "pensive human face." These were photographed the beginning of May in the courtyard garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Taken on May 2, 2012