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Photography of the first week of April of 2013

Small violets of revival for Easter

 

 

Violette of profile - © Norbert Pousseur

... a violet waking up in the sun ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur

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Easter for the Catholics is a resurrection, a revival.
It can be partially interpreted as a party of the revival, especially as this remembrance is situated close relation of the first days of the spring.

The violet seemed to me to be a good laic symbol to celebrate this week. And I did not resist the pleasure to make it accompany by the pansy, her cousin, cultivated for the pleasure of our flowerbeds.

I heard that some made bouquets of 33 violets for the day of Easter, in memory 33 years of the Christ, where from this sight of the bouquet, below.

The violet is both used in perfume shop and in pharmacy.

Above is the Sweet Violet (viola ordorata L)
in German: Veilchen
in Spanish: Violeta
in Italian: Violetta
in French: Violette


What we said in 1690 in the dictionary of Furetiere :

VIOLET. Small very low, spring and fragrant flower, of the thickness of an ordinary fly, which is of color mixed by blue and by red. II has also white violets there, which Dioscoride does not mention. We make powders, cans of violet, some syrup of violet. The urine of those who ate some turpentine smells the violet. In Latin viola.


Dictionary of Agriculture of J.A. Barral of 1896

VIOLET, Viola L. The Violette belongs to the moderate and northern climates of both hemisphere; we find there even several specieson the mountains of South America, in the middle of the anfracuosités of the Peak of Ténériffe and in diverse localities shaded by the Piece of New-Holland. The nice-smelling species, V, odorata, the most wide-spread of all, was loved from the highest antiquity ; it was for the Greeks and the old Celts the symbol of the innocence and the virginity; they decorated the bed with it of the beauty and the coffin of the girl abducted too early from the caresses of her mother. It is still for the Germans the flower essential to its burial. The art to cure fact use of its leaves, as the home economics asks its corollas for a pleasant syrup, the dry cleaner a blue-purple color, which acids easily make pass in the red and the alkalis in the green, and the chemist a powerful reactive.

The nice-smelling Violette is long-lived; its bundles become more beautiful, its more numerous and more perfumed flowers when they are on a rich and fertile ground. Introduced into our cultures, it produced several varieties, one in white flowers little or nice-smelling and making very pleasant contrast with his type; a blue, in double very pleasant corollas; other one of a blue more clear than we know particularly under the vulgar name of Parma violet. Some bloom twice. The cattle eat with a certain greediness the leaves of the Violette which we can get away from diverse occasions, so much they have of ease to grown again.

A species growing so spontaneously in the middle of fields, the violet three-colored or Pansy, by entering our gardens, changed yellow mixed of black lines on a white bottom that its petals show in the wild state, in two brilliant and opposite colors, the golden yellow and purple velvety: so, it became one of our most sensational flowers, especially when it is placed by groups on a substantial ground and in a good exposure.
Its triangular handles acquired sixteen and twenty centimeters high ; its leaves alternate, elongated and made an incision, developed their stipulate pinnatifides; its flowers took bigger size and produced a charming show within the richest beds. This attractive species abounds on Vosges, the Alps, the Cévennes, etc., where it always shows itself with the alpine Violette, the alpina V. ( Jacquin), of a purplish blue, often in double flower

 

Workshop of printing office in 16th century - reproduction by © Norbert Pousseur
Pansies, by Désiré Bois
Illustration extracted from the Album of the plants of gardens,publishing 1896


 

Photography of the week 14 of 2013

General presentation The same in spanish :
Pequeñas violetas de renovación para Pascua
The same in french :
Petites violettes de renouveau pour une Pâques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This view of the bouquet of 33 violets and seven leaves,
can be enlarged in this frame until 70 % of its real size of recording, by using the function zoom

 

 

 


 

Rising flower of violet - © Norbert Pousseur

... violet in the awakening, under its blanket leaves ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Provence - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_4252 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Flower of violet - © Norbert Pousseur

... violet looking towards the space ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Provence - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_4499 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Yellow Violette of the Alps - © Norbert Pousseur

... yellow Violette of the Alps (viola calcarata) ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Vallorcine - Neg 6x6 - n120a95p031v04 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Heart of flower of pansy - © Norbert Pousseur

... from humble violet to the proud pansy, such a beautiful middle-class person ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Provence - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_4261 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Drape of petal of pansy - © Norbert Pousseur

... drape of petals of flower of pansy...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Provence - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_4271 - series Photo of the week

 


 


Two plantations of violets - that of right shows well the reduction by rhisome.
Possible enlargement by using the function zoom (your system must be able to read the Flash)

 

 

 

 

General presentation The same in spanish :
Pequeñas violetas de renovación para Pascua
The same in french :
Petites violettes de renouveau pour une Pâques

 

 

 

 

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