14 Degrees Fahrenheit

The Snow Geese arrived today. For over thirty minutes they flew above me. Tens of thousands undulating like snakes, creating ripples in the sky.  Winter is upon us.

Once again I take refuge in colors springing forth from the earth!

The botanical name of Tussilago farfara L. (coltsfoot) aptly mirrors the plant’s therapeutic use. As the Latin term tussilago denotes cough, the dried out leaves as well as the flower heads of this plant have been used to treat this condition since early days. from:

http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_coltsfoot.htm

The Tawny Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), and the sweet-scented Lemon-lily (H. lilioasphodelus; H. flava, old name) were early imports from England to 17th-century American gardens and soon escaped from gardens. The introduced Tawny Daylily is now common in many natural areas, and some people think that it is a native wildflower. Its non scientific names include Railroad Daylily and Roadside Daylily and Outhouse Lily, Tiger Lily, and Wash-house Lily (although it is not a true lily). Some people have planted this species near outhouses and wash houses, hence two of its non scientific names.  from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylily

Thank you for dropping by. If you’re so inclined, please let me know what you think.  Leave a comment or tell me if you like this post!  

Enjoy your day!

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5 thoughts on “14 Degrees Fahrenheit

  1. Particularly love the coltsfoot photo, with the contrasting grey background. We get just a handful of geese overwintering here… haven’t seen any yet, but heard a few flying down near the river on New Year’s Day.

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