Thursday, 29 August 2013


This simple flower has a choice of names: the Latin Viola tricolor as well as the more endearing Cats'-faces and Love in Idleness. I wonder why the folk terms are so varied and whether or not they say something about different localities. Perhaps, somewhere, love is perceived as being possible only in leisure moments! Somewhere else people feel the need for solace after an unhappy affair whereas others are more concerned with their pets.

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