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Berries and Blooms

Unripened Blueberries Instant gratification it’s not.  I doubt we’ll be picking enough blueberries for a pie this year.  It was satisfying to see the first few, unripened, unseasonably early berries on the little plant that made its home with us a few weeks ago.  It seemed encouraging that the young bush had taken root and […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2012 in eating better, garden, natural, outdoor

Mystical and Dangerous Mayapples

Poisonous Mayapples As a child I was taught to hunt morel mushrooms around patches of mayapples.  Typically, the two grew together in the spring.  It was a welcome site to see abundant mayapples popping up again this spring.  Since last year was a slim one for our morel hunting, I’m hopeful that more sun and […]

Continue Reading By on March 23, 2012 in forest, green, natural, outdoors