I did however, spot many other exciting things I thought I'd share...
My first find was this round-leaf yellow violet. It's the first true flowering plant I've seen this spring, and it was growing near our creek. What excited me most was the anticipation that purple violets should be blooming soon too...and that means I can make violet jelly again...which is one of the best jelly's I've ever tasted, with a unique flavor and simply delicious!
Not long after seeing the yellow violets, I walked past this grassy fern...so lovely with the sun shining on it!
Then we found this egg, stolen from it's nest by a scavenger that savagely tore it apart and scarfed down the tiny little being that was growing inside...OK, that's my overly dramatic interpretation of what could have happened, I really have no idea, but it makes for a good story, unless you have an aversion to that sort of thing and then it's just a horrible story and sorry to put you through it.
Mountain Man and I both know we have read about this plant before and believe it might be a wild edible...it looks like a velvety leafed cabbage, but we can't recall what it is, and can't seem to find it no matter how we search. We are on a mission to discover it and will let you know what we find out when we find out! In the meantime, do you know what this plant is?
And then, eureka, I found it! A small patch of violets! I'm so excited, and you will be hearing all about my violet jelly very soon!
One of the things I love about spring is all the wild edibles that surround us...you'll be hearing all about our foraging expeditions. One of the things I don't so much love about spring is it brings warmer temperatures, and though I am happy about not having to burn wood in the stove, and today is the first day I have kept the front door and a few of the windows cracked open, I know this means continued warming, and for me, I'm happy with the upper 60's and lower 70's and more importantly, low humidity! I really don't like to sweat unless I am exercising...
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
I've never heard of violet jelly, and all the ways you can eat dandelions. We have morels in Powell River, plus other edible varieties. Since we aren't good at identification, we pass on picking our own. - Margy
What a beautiful way to spend a Sunday! Hugs!
Margy, I guess I'm lucky that Johny is becoming a mushroom expert...and he's willing to be the tester with those he feels confident he's identified correctly...I always wait to try them until he's proven they're safe:)
It was dad! Hugs back
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