Ode to Grandmother and Wildflowers on July 4th

A conversation broke out over a leafy, blue-green mystery plant in a friend's garden yesterday at work, and I remembered similar back and forth with Mother and Grandmother. Which wild plants are edible, and which are poisonous? In the morning, I’m reading “Indian Uses of Native Plants” From Edith Van Allen Murphey, written before I was even … Continue reading Ode to Grandmother and Wildflowers on July 4th

Magnolias Open and Gandhi Walks: Union Square NYC

 Stopping off at Union Square today after work in NYC to see the magnolia trees, I found them in full bloom and they changed my day completely. Magnolia blossoms give only a faint scent but it permeated the area. Occupy Wall Street was meeting quietly at the south end of the park. Beside them toward the west side of the park a dozen … Continue reading Magnolias Open and Gandhi Walks: Union Square NYC