Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday--D

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Back in the wilds for this week's Dd. The first plant is Canadian Dogwood, but it is not found only in Canada. It is a low growing plant that is common on the forest floor.

Although we have Devil's Club at Mt. Rainier and in other deep old growth forest areas in Washington, my best pictures of it come from our Alaskan cruise last summer. It does grow a little bigger in Alaska, but not much.

Devil's Club deserves its name. With the plant plentiful around our campsite last summer, we had to warn the grandkids to steer clear of it. Once they got a look at those prickly stems and the prickly bottoms of the leaves, they were perfectly willing to take our advice.
The Devil's Club served the native populations well, though. It has many medicinal properties and our Alaskan guide described it as the Alaskan natives' pharmacy.

Deer! These happen to be Mule Deer. Not only do we see them frequently at Mt. Rainier in our summers, but I occasionally see them on my commute as well.

And so go my contributions to the world of Dd.

Do you often have odd shots that don't seem to fit in but you want to share? Scroll down a bit and see what we are doing on Mondays with our Odd Shots.

34 comments:

Frances said...

Hi!
Thanks for visiting my Saturday Photo Hunt. You've got a great blog. I like memes too, so I'll be checking back :)

Kate Isis said...

That dogwood is a sweet little flower, isn't it also a type of tree?
Happy wednesday.

dot said...

Unusual plants. I love dogwood but I've never seen that kind before.
Nice D post!

Sharon said...

A wonderful D post! I love dogwood trees. We have a lot of them around here.

ellen b. said...

Oh that Canadian Dogwood is so sweet! I enjoyed your d's!

AVCR8TEUR said...

How pleasant to see mule deers during your commute! Those prickly Devil's Club plants are sure making me itchy.

Deb said...

A great selection of D's! :D

Paulie said...

The deer are definitely a winner in my book!

Dirty Knees said...

Love all your nature photos! I think the we call tat variety of dogwood bunchberry here in Ontario, but I've never seen or heard of devil's club before.

Ida said...

A nice collection of D`s! :)
The Canadian Dogwood is Delightful! :)

Anne-Berit said...

Lovely pictures,and a great D-post:o)

Ackworth Born said...

what dear wee deers!

hpy said...

I know the Devil's club! :-(

Andrea said...

All you "D" pictures are beautiful.

DeeMom said...

WOW how interesting

RuneE said...

Lots of good nature - I prefer the deer!

daryl e said...

NICE!!!!!!!!!

Autumn said...

@Very interesting about the plant. I love the deer. Thanks for stopping by my blog. See you next week for the next photo

Petunia said...

Nice bunch of D's. Canadian Dogwood are beautiful.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love your D post and the little deer is so cute

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nice photos!!!
I just love them:)
Have a nice day:)

GAWO said...

Thanks for visiting me.
Your Deer are so cute :-)
Lovely D post

mrsnesbitt said...

Will check out the monday idea. Loved the deer.
Dx

Liz said...

That Devil's Club certainly deserves its name, and those deer are beautiful.

VP said...

We have the Dogwood here too - it's recommended as a ground cover plant.

Gordon said...

Lovely D photos and interesting descriptions; particularly the devil's club.

Peter M said...

Cute flowers and even cuter dear

Neva said...

I have seen a few deer but they are all so cute!!!

Helena said...

I love the way the raindrops show up on the first photo.

These deer look so cute!

:^)

leslie said...

Very nice D photos!

Dragonstar said...

Delightful Decision. Can't keep going like that - my brain isn't awake yet! Love your Ds though!

abbagirl74 said...

Thank you for stopping by. These pictures are beautiful!

Max-e said...

Hi Katney, I am running late this week. Thanks for the comments on my site. Nice post and goood pics

Siani said...

Lovely pics - especially the deer. Thank you for visiting my ABC. Sorry for taking so long to repay the visit.