G is for Ellie, our Golden Retriever. She loves walking to the woods, getting in the water and digging up moles. When we have a party, Ellie greets every visitor to get some petting. She watches over us, only barking when she thinks something is wrong. She is an escape artist so we have spent a good amount of time searching the neighborhood for her. We got her from a kennel when she was almost 3 years old. Here is Ellie
G is for Ginseng, American ginseng which is native to eastern North America and found widespread in the Appalachian and Ozark regions. The Native Americans used the forked toots and leaves for medicinal purposes. Cold-fX is made from the roots of this plant. This slow growing plant is pictured below with the fruit. I was told this particular plant was about 7 years old.
G is for Glade
Glades are hot, sunny, thin-soiled, rocky places in upland areas. Glades occur in the Ozarks of Missouri. The bedrock is solid and hard. Few trees grow on a glade. Some animals and plants love the glades; collard lizard, striped bark scorpion, lichen grasshopper, coneflowers, primrose and side oats gamma.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
It is important to recognize poison ivy. Is the plant pictured to the right poison ivy? No, it is Virginia Creeper. Notice the leaves....
This was my first experience with the A to Z Challenge. I decided to participate the day before the challenge began. I'd heard about it ...
Oldest log library board meeting tonight.