Pansies. Photo: Ulla Hennig

It is the time of the pansies. People are buying them for their flower boxes, and they can now be seen on graves as well. For me they are a sign that we are in mid spring.

Pansies were first introduced and became popular in Europe in 1812. In Germany we call them “Stiefmütterchen”, which means “little stepmother”. Did you know that the name “pansy” comes from the French word “pensée” meaning “thought”? Wikipedia just told me so – and whenever I’ll see pansies now I will be reminded of faces in thought.


About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

3 responses to “Pansies”

  1. Joanna Paterson says :

    Oh spring is blooming on your blog Ulla!

  2. Brad Shorr says :

    What a beautiful photo, Ulla! You have the gift.

  3. sandyspider says :

    This looks so beautiful, like something from a magazine.

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