HERBS - Sweet violets, a cure for melancholy

Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: The flowers' enigmatic toughness counters their reputation as delicate and fragileAt wood's edge, on a rabbit-scrabbled bank, a patch of white sweet violets, five yards square, glows under trees. There is so much energy in the air: a flash of sunlight catches the flowers and is gone under heavy cloud; in a matter of minutes there's rain, then snow. I take cover against an old field maple on the wood's medieval hedge bank ...

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/25/wenlock-edge-sweet-