September 22, 2006
Late Blooms
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As autumn approaches, there are still a few plants in flower out here on the plains, such as this Grindelia squarrosa, or "Gumweed" in the vulgar tongue. The balsamic scent of it brings back early memories of picking the sticky blossoms and playing with them, then coming into the house with the gummy resin all over my little hands. Much to the delight of my mother, I am sure....

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