More Pictures of Spring

Praying Mantis Egg Sac

We are closely watching this praying mantis egg sack in my dogwood tree. Ian noticed it first. I can’t wait to have babies!

Inside the Sun

Singular and spectacular, this iris in my front garden seems to be inviting me to stare into the sun.

Old Fashioned Rose and Her Visitor

My old fashioned rose bush had an intimate visitor today.

April 20 Hailstorm

On April 20, just a week ago, our sunny backyard was pelted with hail!

Miners' Lettuce

Miners’ lettuce we found on our hike in Muir Woods. Lucas is always eating this stuff. The first time he did so, when he was 3 and a half and plucked it from the trailside and I didn’t know what it was, I nearly had a heart attack. I shook Ian and screeched, “Is it edible? Is it?”

3 Responses to “More Pictures of Spring”

  • xtyn
    April 27, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Heh. Miners’ lettuce. I think it’s impossible to grow up in that part of California without getting exposed to it at some point. I used to eat the stuff by the handsful, but I remember being fascinated with the list of things one could just pick and eat at his age. Redwood sorrel and miners’ lettuce were my favorite base ingredients in those days.


  • Sara
    April 27, 2010 at 8:54 am

    🙂  I can just see you being that little girl. I’m grateful that Lucas’s school is teaching him so many things I don’t know much about, like what native plants are edible. I also love that I’m learning alongside him. We just saw lots and lots of redwood sorrel at Muir Woods. I didn’t know it was edible. I’ll have to look into that.


  • xtyn
    April 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    It’s surprisingly tart, but I like that.


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