Photo: Peaches, the wonder tree

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photo by Seattle Poppy

What else are you going to call it, but a Wonder Tree, when the fruit weighs more than the tiny tree it is growing on?

I love the wild, weedy clover growing at the base. True confession - I love the plants of my childhood even though they have all been declared outlaws that must be eradicated.

Dandelions, white and red clover, morning glory, blackberries, Scotch broom, Queen Anne's Lace, little yellow buttercups. I remember a hillside by my grandparents' house that was covered in the beautiful trumpet blooms of morning glory. And walking by a field of Scotch broom on a very hot day and listening to the seed pods explode.

And what child among us has not blown on the white fluffy balls of dandelions to see the seeds ride the wind currents?

Now don't yell at me - or I'll tell you the story of the man who set his lawn on fire trying to get rid of dandelions...



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