Monday, February 7, 2011
Dancing Pansy Flowers
I love pansies! They've been my favorite flower for five decades. Who can resist their cheerful "faces," luscious purple, copper and amber hues and soft, velvety petals? I know as a toddler, I couldn't! I was so excited to see these sweet garden beauties in grandma's garden that I pulled up several fists-full. I ran to her grinning and squealing, proudly holding up my contraband bouquet. I still remember that day - the day I discovered the beauty of pansies and shared that joy with my grandma!
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