Spring is here and with the weather being so good lately I have enjoyed going for a walk in the east-anglian countryside, through the fields and along the streams.
At this time of year the wild primroses (primula vulgaris) and the common dog violets thrive in the countryside and also in my garden in fact.
This reminds me of a little poem which can be found in the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by E. Holden and edited in 1906. And I wonder: will there always be violets and primroses?
This is the poem from the diary:
“Long as there’s a sun that sets
Primroses will have their glory
Long as there are violets
They will have a place in story”
Source: Wordsworth, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by E. Holden.