The wild violets are in bloom at the corner of our road. They are on a East facing slight slope and the soil looks rather barren since it was probably graded when they put the road in. Yet they seem to thrive there and have spread further than last year. They bloom for three or four weeks.
However, the leaves don't look like violet leaves (leaves in center not on the left). I've discovered this variety is called Bird's Foot Violet or Mountain Pansy. Click the link to see how the leaves show this is the variety.
We moved here four years ago. How times flies. Here's a recipe for sweet violet syrup which I made our first year here. Today we have sunny skies with big puffy clouds; so grateful for the warmer weather. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.