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Veronica is one of those tiny gems we often fail to see.
A flower, barely 1 cm in diameter,
a ground coverer;
member of the figwort family.
It’s quite unusual to see them in January.
These pictures were taken 10 days ago.
Pratensis means it grows in meadows;
Veronica is the latinised form of the Greek Berenice.
You could read it phonetically as ‘Very Nice’,
but in Greek it mean(s)(t) bringer of victory.
These days I see only one conqueror of meadows,
and that is the domesticated cow …
But the flower came too early to be eaten,
And now it serves
as inspiration and
food for awe …