These violets are rather special on a few levels.
The original plant was grown by my mother (now passed) when we lived on a dairy farm. My older brother took some runners and grew them at his place. As they needed thinning he put some in a pot and passed them along to me.
They have taken a year or two to flower but are doing rather well this year.
My husband gave me a big bunch of violets on the day we bought my engagement ring and on top of that his mother's name is Violet.
So when I updated my Facebook avatar these were some of the flowers in my vase.