Back when I was young, I spent most of my time outside.
I have always been fascinated by nature.
We would include rocks, plants and animals into our play.
When my sister and I took a walk this afternoon,
we saw a lovely stand of white wildflowers.
I wanted to call them another name, but “blood root” came out of my mouth.
The scientific name is Sanguinaria canadensis. Sanguineus means blood red.
That name was way back in my brain. We used to play with this plant.
The roots bleed red, as the name implies. We would paint ourselves with its dye.
I was thrilled to have that memory brought back to me.
You may take the Flower out of the woods,
but you cannot take the Woods out of the Flower.