This field guide, "The WildFlowers of America", was originally published in 1894. I found this reprint at Chequamegon Used Books in Washburn last year. Each plate is a beautiful watercolor or drawing by a different artist. The Bloodroot laying on the book are in bloom as I write along my Southern fenceline. Finished lining the last perennial bed with field stone last evening and will call it quits at 15 beds-enough to keep one busy weeding and tilling, in addition to keeping an acre of lawn cut. Will concentrate on more trees and shrubs henceforth.
Trout season opens Saturday, which in my world is akin to a religious holiday. My friend Tom and I will wade the Jumbo river on his property, as well as my secret spots on the East Branch of the Ontonagon River in Houghton County. Guaranteed limits and fish fry Saturday night. Tom and Sharon just put a deposit on a Brittany pup from a new litter. We will have a grouse dog to train this summer.
"If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden." Claudia Adrienne Grandi