“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159-167
Senses are important things when studying the natural world. Here are some (in)sights.:
Plum blossom and dead log
Sky framed in oaks
Flowers of the Oregon Grape--native medicinal
Same flowers different perspective
Salsify--introduced edible, entire plant.
Pennycress-- native edible annual, mustard family
Daylily: native edible, entire plant.
Stinging Nettle: native medicinal and edible (after cooked or dried)
Spring Ephemeral: Hepatica, traditional medicinal
Wild leek and Hepatica sharing some forest duff
Spring Ephemeral: Wild Leeks, Ramps, Rampions--in my mind, one of the best foods of the season
Spice bush, whole plant used as a spice, tastes like allspice
Tinder fungus, used to start fires and also to ignite gun powder according to Stamets in Mycelium Running
The beginning of the rain . . .
. . . to the end.