Out of the Blue
Included in galleries:
The Beautiful Blues: www.flickr.com/photos/moodyfan517/galleries/7215762928069...
simplicity of Nature 25: www.flickr.com/photos/stinnie/galleries/72157631085190482/
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.