Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pic Today 9/22/11





SASSAFRAS:
THE AUTUMN TREE OF COLOR & FLAVOR

The Missouri sassafras tree has an important place in history.
Its bark and roots have long been used by Indian tribes
in medicinal teas and salves; and its boiled roots
used by modern man as the original flavoring of root beer.

Sassafras leaves are the first to show fall colors in the woods,
and a sure sign that autumn weather is "around the corner."

Sassafras leaves are easy to identify with their "mitten" lobes,
which have one, two or three "fingers."

Rub green sassafras leaves between your fingers
and you smell the sweet fragrance of lemons.

There are still several brands of natural root beers
that use sassafras roots as their natural flavoring.



15 comments:

  1. Autumn is here:)...beautiful captures!

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  2. · The beauty of autumn has arrived. Born now good photographs.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
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  3. Thank you for the info Rick. I never knew this!
    These sure are some wonderful photographs. I love the light in the last one.

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  4. Great shots!!!Natural root beers sounds good!!!
    xx Ilka

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  5. http://miesencia-ginebra.blogspot.com/

    Nos vemos ;-)

    Bsos

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  6. No conocía la utilidad de este árbol que tu has reflejado espléndidamente con tus fotos.
    Un saludo

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  7. Love the fall colors! Unfortunately, here in Houston we aren't going to have a nice fall... with all the draught the trees are dying everywhere, specially in the parks.

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  8. No wonder I am nuts about autumn :)

    Happy Thursday!
    Signe

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  9. I love the beauty of autumn, you have art and magic to make things simple and special.
    A hug my friend.
    Besos.

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  10. gorgeous photos, amazing colors and a good lesson about sassafras tree!!!
    thanks Rick,

    elena

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  11. Interesante información y unas bellas imagenes.
    Gracias a Duermeela he podido conocer su blog.
    Saludos.
    Elena.

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  12. Always a pleasure to stroll through in your words and images, very good, thank you Rick!

    Hug to you
    oa.s

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  13. I always learn something from your posts, Rick! That's way I like so much your blog. xoxo

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  14. Merci pour votre visite ! vos photos sont superbes.Belle journée

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