|Pink Lady's Slipper|
The pink lady's slipper is the State's official wild flower. As a kid, I learned to look and not touch. I'm pretty sure they put you in the big house if you were caught picking one. They've become far more prevalent in these parts and been downgraded to the "special concerns" list. Being of special concern gives landholders recourse if someone digs up plants without the landowner’s permission.
This one was growing alongside my mother's butt-ugly carport, hence my inept use of some crazy papyrus texture.
My mom told me there were more slippers out in the woods. Instead of finding another pink, I found one of this Great State's rare and endangered small yellow lady's slipper. BOOYAH!
|Small Yellow Lady's Slipper|
I wish I'd started a must-see life list just so I could put a neat little check mark next to this sucker's name. I sure hope I remember to make one of those lists the next time around.
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