As i am working myself through the dense trees,to take this photo.
I come out smelling like a Spruce tree.
Sue, that reminded me of picking herbs.
Well, when i'll start picking anything here, it's summer down there.
So, i will write something now.
One of the first things i collect lots of, is the young spruce tips, dry them and store them,
full of vitamin C, they make a delicious tea.
Actually i think they don't come out here till June, so even for you it probably is still early.
The first i pick; is the red fireweed shoots, just when coming out of the barren ground. They are good in a salad or as a cooked green.
Now you got me thinking; there will be lots of tasty snacks in the early spring.
Today is kind of a dreary day.
We go for a country drive. The only road; the Highway.:) we did the loop to Champagne. The only interesting thing that catches my eye, is the shining silver of the road surface, polished ice! All the vehicles we see (half a dozen) were driving slower then normal.
To make anything of this day, which really is not bad, rather soft.
I make a picture of our thunder tree. In the area here there is not much sign of any fire ever.
This tree, which must have been rather big, was obviously being hit by a lightning strike.
Wouldn't that have been a sight to see.