young and old
it’s not very often i still get to see new-growth-green in august. mostly what i am noticing on my walks these days are all the signs that the Greening is behind us, and the plants have switched their priorities from making chlorophyll, to putting their energy into fruits and seeds. in other words, we are entering the season of Ripening.
wood sorrel is a huge family of over 550 species, including native and cultivated species. my wood sorrel is an undistinguished weed that grows along the edges of my driveway from early spring into late autumn. it’s often called false shamrock. the entire plant is edible.