PTOP: Lavender Hope

Leaves of Violet Woodsorrel (Oxalis violacea)

A quarter would cover each of these sets of leaflets of three. The flower that rises on a leafless stalk nearby is even smaller: Cover it with a dime!

Flower of Violet Woodsorrel (Oxalis violacea)

And the dark background of these two images? That’s scorched earth. It’s called “prescribed burning” of forest lands–a replacement of the natural forest fires that once cleared away the thick grasses, vines and shrubs that choke out tiny flowering plants like these.

In this morning of mourning on the heels of a heartbreaking week of choked out life and scorched earth, it is all I can do to cling to a lavender drop of hope for new life… for me, for my son, my community, my country, my human family.

#PTOP #PeaceintheTimeofPandemic

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