Monday, September 12, 2011
Taste & smell the prairie
"Taste it?" they ask, skeptical.
With some hesitation, they do.
"It's licorice!" they exclaim.
Watching the recognition dawn on their faces is such fun. The licorice taste of a Anise Hyssop leaf surprises everyone.
Prairie flowers don't have much scent - at least in my experience. So it's a treat to not only find one that does, but one that has such a pleasant, old-time fragrance.
It may look as though the prairie is closing down for the season, but far from it. Licorice. Lily of the Valley. Gold. When you least expect it, the prairie comes through - full of surprises.