To be able to call the plants by name
makes them a hundredfold more sweet and intimate.
Naming things is one of the oldest and
simplest of human pastimes.
Henry Van Dyke in Little Rivers
Giant Coreopsis, Sea Dahlia Indian Paintbrush ~ Figwort Family
Wild Hyacinth ~ Amaryllis Family Chocolate Lily ~ Lily Family
California Encelia ~ Bush Sunflower, Sunflower Family
Wishbone Bush ~ Four O’Clock Family
Rattlesnake Weed ~ Spurge Family
Here comes Peter Cottontail!
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Easter’s on its way
And In the wonderful words of Swinburne –
Winter’s rains and ruins are over
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the Spring begins
The paths lead them in pleasant places who walk among the wild flowers.
March 1952 ~ John Kieran
Psalm 104: 24-25 ~
“O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures
living things both small and great.”
For more Wildflowers in Winter click here.
ht: quotes from An Introduction to Wild Flowers by John Kieran
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