Friday, March 23, 2012
--Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician and Philosopher. 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient.
Okay, so I like to think I'm a fairly observant person. I walk my dog on the trails in the woods surrounding my house morning, noon and night. It's probably a safe bet that I walk around my property more in a month than most people do in a year. After living here six years (and owning a well-used macro lens, I might add) I thought I had explored and discovered all there was on my 2+ acres of Appalachia. I was astonished today when I realized I have numerous bubby bushes in my woods. Now I know this isn't earth shattering news to anyone, but it made me smile today to realize that the place I know so well still holds secrets.
This bush has many names: Sweet Shrub, Sweet Betsy, Carolina Allspice, but most commonly around this area I hear it called Bubby Bush. It is known for its fragrant blossoms which smell like a mix of cinnamon, strawberry, and allspice.
Go out. Explore. Rekindle. :)