Jewelweed

This plant is sometimes called touch-me-not because of its exploding seed pods. The plant below is what I think of when I hear touch-me-not. It closes up when it’s touched. I like the name Jewelweed because it looks shiny and silvery underwater, like a jewel. Jewelweed is great for poison ivy I don’t get it,Continue reading “Jewelweed”

Tie-dyed Daisies

Exploring nature and doing experiments are fun ways to keep kids occupied over summer break. This activity is a bit of both! 🙂 We started off by searching the yard for some daisies We saw a cute little inchworm on one of them We cut the stem on a slant right before we put itContinue reading “Tie-dyed Daisies”

Hostas

Hostas are also often called Plantain Lilies. They are a symbol of devotion. The entire plant is edible to humans, but toxic to cats, dogs and horses. They are part of the asparagaceae family so, not surprisingly, their shoots taste similar to asparagus. Actually, they may contain more minerals than asparagus and other well knownContinue reading “Hostas”

What Does the Tree See?

What does the tree see? Standing strong Much taller than me Roots running deep Bark telling a story Of a world that never sleeps One Photo Two Ways One-to-Three TreeSquares . CBWC . Monday Walks . Colors and Letters ~ Poem. Photographs. Perspective.

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