Jul. 31, 2021

South of the border

I took another trip the other day, south to Oak Openings. That's just south of the new Michigan border, and just west of Toledo. We had a bit of a set to a few years ago, with armed militias facing off near Toledo. The war was resolved with a land swap, Toledo for the Upper Peninsula. So I've been visiting both of those parcels lately. This groundnut caught my eye. You don't often get this clear a shot at it, as it twines through other plants. Here it was hanging out on a dead branch. Ground nut is said to have participated in another bit of history, with its tubers being served at the second Thanksgiving. Did you know the first one was in Virginia?