When I was Little My Mother Gave Me Castor Oil

Were you ever given Castor Oil? Saturday on our walk at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura we found a Castor Bush with clusters of seed pods. When we opened up the pods we found these Castor Seeds. These are what they make Castor Oil from.

 

We also saw and smelled the Fennel plants. Sweet Fennel is so much more appealing  than Castor oil. I’m not sure what the second yellow plant is and the sweet lavender colored plant is either. It was another great early morning walk on the beach with wonderful views of God’s creation all around us. This next shot was a special treat for us as we walked back to our starting point.

I’ll be posting more photos from this walk. We saw other herons, godwits, and gulls, all together but this heron seemed to be standing alone for us to appreciate.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I posted on my blog from 2007-2015 hostage and replaced them with big black and grey boxes with threats. So discouraging…as I’m slowly trying to clean up thousands of posts!

12 thoughts on “When I was Little My Mother Gave Me Castor Oil

  1. When I was little, my mother gave me castor oil too! As I recall it was on Fridays.

    Katrina! It must have been a common Russian torture, I mean practice…

  2. Hmmm… No, I don’t think I have ingested Castor oil…. was that for medicinal purposes? I was thinking that because I could tell you didn’t like it as a kid.

    Beautiful pictures!!! I am glad you had such a nice walk this morning – what a way to start your Sunday!

    Blessings.

  3. I used to have a tall castor bean plant. They die in the winter here but put down seeds and mine grew 16 feet in one season. Then I found out they can be a problem for dogs, if they eat them, and I had 2 dogs at my house at the time so I stopped growing them. The shot of the heron is fabulous. All the shots are good but that heron is a beauty.

  4. Actually, it was my grandmother who gave me castor oil when I was a child and I don’t remember minding it so much! I think it was because I adored my grandmother and it seemed like everything she did was tinged with love for me.

  5. Nothing like a peaceful walk on the beach!! You got me hooked!

    Love the bird photo. And the purple/lavender wildflower…so gorgeous, both of them. As for Castor Oil…I don’t ever recall having to take it. From what I’ve heard, I’m happy to be able to say that. LOL

    I’m trying to catch up on my visiting with blog friends since I’ve been so behind because of hurricane preparations and then trying to get back to a ‘normal’ life after the storm. Thanks for all the concern and thinking of me. It’s so much appreciated.

    Have a terrific week Ellen.

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