|The book on the left a lovely gift.|
As you can see when they bloom this year, I'll be ready to identify a few more wildflowers. Every area has it's winners and the one that I like to cross paths with here in Ontario is named Pussy toes. It reminds me of Arctic cotton. I have an Arctic cotton specimen tucked away in one of my books. I tend to tuck treasures in my books and since I have many, I don't really know where they are. So on occasion, I'll open a book that I haven't read for ages and find a flower, or other treasure that I've tucked inside; it might be a ticket stub for a concert, art gallery, or a play, dried flowers, a small thank you card, an old dollar bill, leaves, etc.; and sometimes even a picture pops out that I haven't seen for a very long time. To me, they are all priceless memory lane treasures that never fail to make me smile.
Of course, these days, since many wildflowers are endangered, it's better not to go about randomly picking wildflowers, so I am generally armed with a camera.