Monday, April 30, 2012
Violet Errors, Oh, My!
I have found all the violets beautiful and fun to photograph, and, hopefully, my photos are sharp enough that you can click on each one for a close-up, examine the fine points and argue with your fellow nature lovers about which is which. My 1951 Jepson Manual lists 20 species of violets in California, half of which are yellow. Since it was published, there are either more or less than 20 species, depending on whether your favorite source is a lumper or a splitter. Meanwhile, the violets just keep smiling back at us. I'm more confident with reptiles and amphibians.