Virginia Waterleaf is my latest foraging discovery. It is a sweet little leaf and crunch bud to add to salads. Like most early summer foraging, it lasts only a couple of weeks. A seasonal treat and that connected feeling of “living” off the land. Enjoy the poem where I got to know this little darling. By the way, it is called waterleaf because some the leaves kinds look like they have water spots.
Food for spring hungry eyes
and thinning blood
craving tender greens.
Pale purple passion pretty in a vase
accompanying my writing.
A boisterous bumble bee finds us
and dips his long tongue
in the glorious work of bees.
Bee and I in the bountiful waterleaf
living on the land.
Love this. Beautiful words and imagery ❤
Thank you Krissy