Saturday, March 3, 2012

biscuits and blooms

saturday morning biscuits. 
easy recipe below.:)

dinner table centerpiece
traded out the candles for violas,,,

narrow leafed puccoon
we found this near hwy 49 on our walk today,,, greg dug it out and transplanted it into my butterfly garden.  i looked it up and it's called a narrow leafed puccoon. 
an early spring arrival,,,
quick w/c sketch into the journal,,,

The puccoons inhabit prairies or woods. The hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens) is found with wild hyacinth in the prairie soil remaining along railroads or highways. The plants grow from an exceedingly long, straight taproot which goes deeply into the ground. Just below the surface the individual stems form and stand erect as a, plant of a dozen or more stalks all topped with clusters of bright yellow-orange flowers. They are tubular and spread in five parts to glitter in the sunlight.

On the gravelly hills and dry ridges there blossoms the narrow-leaved puccoon which perhaps is the most beautiful of all the family. The flowers are crinkled and frilled like some ornamental little petunia. They are pale yellow and are produced in clusters at the summit of the short stem. The throat of the flower is crested so that few insects except those with long tongues may penetrate to the nectar. Narrow-leaved puccoon is a prairie plant which is found over most of the broad, sunswept, wind-cleaned land from Ontario to Indiana. Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma/Texas, as well as westward into British Columbia, Utah and Arizona.

"knowledge is learning something every day.  
wisdom is letting go of something  every day."
-zen proverb on my kombucha bottle

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