|Maple Grove with ephemeral ground cover 4/15/17|
The scent of fall leaves slowly becoming humus in the warming earth was intoxicating!
Gathering nettle for the winter store is an uplifting spring excursion. Fresh air, sunlight, all makes for an innervating experience that shakes winter from our bones...
Going outside and playing...
Every chance you can nourishes heart and soul!
|The gathering basket...|
Twenty-six Maple Tribe plants by common name:
6. Bleeding Heart
8. Wild Cucumber
9. Big Leaf Maple
14. Red elder
16. Indian Plum
17. Sword Fern
|Maple Grove looking east|
20. Himalayan Blackberry
22. Lady fern
25. Burdock remnants
Did you make it out nettling this spring?
What did you see/find in your quest?
Stay tuned...Hawthorn flowers and leaves are coming soon!