Posts Tagged: mountain laurel

Edible Inspiration: Week 23

Happy Vernal Equinox to all! I’m a shutterbug more than ever with the changing season.

1)  Cheating a little, here’s a photo from Pi Day.  I enjoyed blueberry pie with some delightful vanilla rooibos tea.  The roundest thing in this pic is my iron tea-pot!

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2)  Shadows, splatters and afternoon walks.

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3)  This violet mountain laurel, commonly known as the Texas mountain laurel, is nestled by a bee.  Did you know that despite their sweet fragrance, mountain laurels are incredibly toxic to most mammals, but not this bee? They’re blooming all over now in this part of the world, so keep your nose out and eyes open and you may see lovely bundles of flowers, merry bees, and the scent of grape soda.

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4)  A tea blend filled with cardamom is okay by me.

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5)  These lentils hit the spot.

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6)  Iris in white, blooming all over.

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Spring

By Edna St. Vincent Millay

To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
A poet I regard, a poem to contemplate and pour yourself over.  And remember..bite responsibly!
Healthy Regards,
RAM