Violets in bloom

Violets are among my favorite flowers. They thrive in what little soil clings to sides of the Ouachita’s folds and they are beautiful. Had to pull over en route to the grocery store to catch these beauties as this morning’s rain clung to their petals.

Three violets.
Three rain-spotted violets peer from beneath oak leaf litter.
Drops on small birdsfoot violet
Tiny birdsfoot violet barely raises its head above the leaf litter and chickweed.