White Violet & An Adventurous Spirit

White Violet & An Adventurous Spirit — Originally uploaded by LexnGer

After almost 20 years, maybe more, of life in Toronto including many photo
walks and urban foraging adventures I was surprised and delighted to see my
first white violet in Toronto!
These are a flower of my youth, f drippy spring days spent wandering
through forests, sitting for hours leaning against moss-covered rocks
inspecting the minutia of the detritus, duff and micro-greens, creating
stories, adventures and legends out of mushroom caps, pine cones and
Violets are my herald of spring. Blue and white, with their vibrant broad
deep-green leaves.
But never before have I seen a white violet in Toronto and there it was
peeking out from a lawn I walk by every time I catch the bus.
Did you know that a white violet means "Let’s take a chance on happiness"
in the language of flowers? Me either, I just looked it up. It also
symbolises candour (one of my favourite things), modesty, and an
adventurous spirit.
It will be hard to wipe the smile off my face today!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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