We comment about our daily lives, and events around us, and in the wide world beyond. This is a photo taken of Hanne outside Athens Creek in November 2012, at Penticton, BC.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt.( Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Artemis was the Greek Goddess of the Hunt amongst other things, and somehow got her name attached to one of our common plants in the Okanagan, the Common Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). The Pronghorn grew up with it and loves to eat it, but its bitter taste discourages other animals. Talking about bitter, it is closely related to Wormwood. hence we get Vermifuge, an anti parasitic, and maybe Vermouth. It is also related to Tarragon, an important culinary herb. And if you have completely lost me, Hanne lived in Tarragona Spain, where she had her first child, Karin. So we come full circle from Ancient Greece and modern Spain back to the Okanagan, and a few photos of Sagebrush near Oliver, which is now in flower!
Oh by the way, its yellow flower is the State Flower of Nevada!