Monday, May 11, 2015


Just look at all the lush skunk cabbages swamp lanterns and bracken fern!

Oregon grape. The low growing variety.

You can see the contrast between the new leaves I'm holding and the old leaves (darker). The old leaves are tough. The new leaves are very tender. Very good eating. Lemony-sour-tart-twang. And very good for you.

Good old vanilla leaf. The sight of them always sings to me of the PNW. You dry these leaves and the smell is glorious (hence its alternative name: sweet-after-death). Their white stamens also smell wonderful.

A long while since I laid down in the deep grass. That's an old apple tree. Its branches reach over the spot where I took the pic.

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