Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thank you berry much
Anyway, the other day when we were there Mom saw this beautiful purple flower, (her camera battery died so she couldn't get a photo of it then) it is so soft and feels just like velvet. Mom wanted to find out what it was and after a bit of searching we found it's name tag. This gorgeous plant is the Mexican Sage bush. Here are the flowers close up and then you can see the whole bush. We don't know if it is an edible type of sage but it sure is pretty and the butterflies love it.
The other thing we saw lots of today was berries. I told Mom I was berry happy we were having an adventure by ourselves today :) We saw berries that were purple, red, orange and white. The branches were so heavy with them they were just about hitting the ground. I guess they are not tasty berries though as the birds didn't seem to take any interest in them.
It got Mom and I to thinking that these would probably have been the types of berries that native Indians would of used many years ago to make dyes for cloth. We did notice that all the berries were very hard (which is probably why the birds don't like them). That means if anyone was going to use them they would probably of had to boil them and then the color might of come out. It sounds good in theory :)