Friday, April 12, 2013

Secrets for the Summer

Skunk Cabbage seems like such an awful name for one of the first plants of the spring. Supposedly the plant smells of rotten meat, although I can't verify this theory as I've smelled several and never found one that smelled of anything other than fresh earthiness.

All winter long the Skunk Cabbage have waited in the bog for a moderately warm spring day so the secrets held within could be shone to the early spring sun. These plants will grab as much spring sun as they possibly can in the coming weeks before the summer's canopy of trees overhead shut out all that solar energy for the summer.      .

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