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Canton, GA

July 26, 2011
3:12 AM

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What about searching for "good luck" 4-leaf clovers? Picking daisies and splitting the long stem from the bottom to just underneath the flower and tying it on our wrist for a flower bracelet...when it wilted and we tired of it, we pulled the petals off one by one with the "loves me"..."loves me not"...such simple pleasures! Mom would take us three kids for walks in the woods and pasture down to the spring; she would tell us stories of her childhood, identify wildflowers, sweet shrubs (allspice), and native azaleas. We were learning without realizing it. When I see wild ginger growing in the woods, I remember her telling us how the flowers hidden underneath the leaves looked like "little pigs"... Remember the doodle bugs and their funnel shaped houses?...we didn't realize they were just waiting patiently for some small insect to fall in so they could have their We tied strings onto the legs of June bugs and had great fun as they flew around...June bugs don't sting, but they sure made your hands smell don't pay much attention to that when you're a kid. The lightening bugs didn't smell too good either, but sure were neat when several lit up their jar on a dark night. I can close my eyes and remember how the new mowed grass smelled on a warm summer night; I can almost hear the crickets and frogs, too...what has happened to all the lightening bugs? But I have seen several praying mantis this summer. USASOUTH


(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2011
10:23 PM

Post #8717676

Thanks for sharing, Usasouth! My son is playing this game of searching a four leaves clover in our lawn and he seems to be lucky!LOL We're lucky to live in the countryside and still have crickets.


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