Thursday, April 12, 2007

April 14: Trailing Arbutus

As I will be out of town again for a few days, I am posting ahead. I'll catch up again on the 18th!

The plants are small and low-lying but its well worth the effort of stooping over to catch the scent of the flowers! This is one of the wildflowers I could find in the woods of my grandparent's farm. I picked some blooms once, and not knowing what they were, took them back to Grandma. She knew their name and told me to smell them; she was quite wise about both wild and domesticated plants. I believe she said trailing arbutus was a favorite of Grandma Mamie. I always think of family when I see these flowers :)

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