As the fall calendar days go by quickly, we have less daylight in our lives. And therefore, some days it takes more courage to get through the day. Pansies with all their various bright colors are a source of not only enjoyment but courage through the winter months when most plants fade away. Planted pansies remind me of this quote.
"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go, it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow."