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Lady's Slipper Views

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Sickness filled the land with sorrow
She could not wait until tomorrow


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So she traveled, hour on hour
And in each step bloomed a moccasin flower.

~Enki Kindergarten


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The people of the village gave the little girl her name, “Wah-Oh-Nay,” or “Little Flower,”
because although she was as strong as a bear, fast as a rabbit, and smart as a fox,
she was also as lovely and rare as the wild moccasin flower.


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We read the Legend of the Lady Slipper last week and what perfect timing it was! I don't think I will forget the timing of the blooms from here on out. As I mentioned yesterday, we took about five hikes to visit the one pink flower and watch it grow (and figure out what it was!). The yellow lady's slippers are part of a colony we have visited before, just off a roadside. They have survived significant construction in that area and I am in wonder of their continued presence. The children had a wonderful time exploring and searching for them, bending close to give them a good sniff. They love to smell flowers this year and it has been a wonderful chance to slow down. Lady's Slippers do smell lovely.

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( 1 tree — Plant a Forest )
elberethmyrrh
May. 13th, 2015 08:00 am (UTC)
Just lovely.
( 1 tree — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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