Late summer offers so many temptations from the woods and field edges. Another are the multiple patches of wild raspberries, smaller in size but so intense in flavor compared to those terribly expensive ones from the stores.
On our Lake Superior drive, we found Thimble Berries. They also have a flavor all their own, similar to a raspberry but not a good one to pick a bucket full of: reason? they're a bit mushy. I do love the leafs on their plant. They are huge as my son's hand and would make a great impression in concrete~~~now, why didn't I pick a few? Next time.
Thank God for this plant. Did you know that wherever there is a plant that will pick you or make you itch like some berry brush or stinging nettle, poison oak or ivy, You can rest assured that God planted a remedy. In this case, close by was Jewelweed, also known as Spotted Touch-Me-Not. The juice from this plant relieves the itch or burn, just like Aloe plants.
My Grandlove, Katie, couldn't get enough of the wild raspberries~
however, picking berries and sitting around evening campfires, can get itchy to sensitive little girl legs. Katie's little sister Megan was proof of that. Instant relief was close by.
Also, if you see any fuzzy caterpillars on your outdoor adventures, don't be tempted to pick them up or let them fall down the back of your t-shirt. Their fuzzy bodies Will cause quite the itchy-scratchy or even a rash. Mr. White-Marked Tussock is not your friend nor the friend of your deciduous trees.
So much for today's walk on the wild side.
Have a great weekend and remember
Life is Good