Jul. 15, 2019

Wintergreen silly

As I worked with the wintergreen, I found myself channeling Etta James;  'At last, my wintergreen is here, my lonely search is over, and life is like . . .'  I suppose I waited 70 years for that shot, even if I didn't always know it.  Along the way, there were a lot of tasty berries.  Those are a little dry, which helps get them through the winter.  They're best in the fall, but may linger into spring and still be good.  Wintergreen was an Indian food, and also a medicine for a wide range of ailments.  Mostly colds, but also including arthritis.  Maybe it was a better idea than I knew, munching leaves as I worked on that shot.