Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I may have eaten some of that, when I was younger.

"What is that?" my son asked.

Unfortunately, I didn't have an answer for him. In my eyes it was just some kind of plant with pretty berries, that sprung up in the wheel barrow. I water it and move it around to different locations.

The plant is called Pokeweed. All of this plant is poisonous but in the springtime some people have made Polk Salad from the leaves. The leaves should be boiled three times and prepared by someone who is familiar with this plant. I do recall when I was younger hearing about this dish. There is a good possibility I have eaten some Polk Salad. Remembering or knowing if I have is the problem.

                                                  Enjoy Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Don't You Just LOVE Surprises!

     Looking out the kitchen window, I noticed a tall flower along the edge of the creek. I knew exactly what it was because it appeared last year and I had researched its name. The internet is so useful for finding out information on plants and animals. The next day after a little rain, the two-foot stemmed pink flower had fallen over. I remembered it had fallen over last year also. I thought maybe a squirrel or cat had stepped on it. I was a little sad. I went out to investigate because even if it was broken, I still wanted a picture. To my surprise, it was just leaning over on the ground. I held it up to take a photo and then placed a rock against its stem for support. I noticed two other buds next to it getting ready to make their appearances.
     Last year while trying to stand the flower up, I broke it so I brought it in and put it in a vase. This year I was careful and was able to leave it to be enjoyed.

To every thing there is a season. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Surprise Lily