© Brad Mangas

Many times the simple views we encounter are the best. Like violets sprouting up in ones backyard. Take the time to explore the areas right outside your door and you may be surprised with the natural beauty that awaits.

I have had a patch of violets growing  in the back section of my yard  since I have lived here. With a little extra love and care they have become one of the highlights  I look forward to each year. Some may consider them just something else growing in the yard. But they provide a calm sense of nature each time I visit them.