Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pic Today 4/4/12





MAYAPPLES IN APRIL

Walk in the woods this time of year,
and you're sure to see mayapples
in the shady undergrowth.

It's no wonder they're also called "umbrella plants"
like little beach umbrellas on the forest floor.

They're early this year (like everything else),
with flowers due to emerge in May.

American indians harvested the "apples"
in early summer, to treat
constipation and rheumatism.



6 comments:

  1. Love the depth of field on that first shot. I don't believe I've ever seen this little plant. Thanks for introducing me to it.

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  2. La primera imagen es la hostia de chula. Saludos.-

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  3. Today we will travel back in time ... we are two dwarfs, very old, this is our country, our forest ... to fly the imagination ...
    A person can create such beautiful emotions deserves all my admiration and affection.
    A thousand kisses ... or two thousand!
    Or more!

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  4. lovely as can be
    words and images ~

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  5. Nature is perfect, because in the given time fills our eyes of great beauty ... perfect your walk through the forest and find out what's so beautiful and enchant us with their beautiful photos. Loved.
    hugs
    Giovanna

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  6. Oh goodness! These are beautiful leaves. I have never seen these. But you forgot to take a photo of the frog under the mayapple leaf. Hehehe. Tsup!

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