Friday, May 6, 2011

A glorious walk to the river with Ginger Webb!

Another one of our Kids in the Creek classes.... a perfect morning! I introduced the group to one of my favorite, favorite, most amazing spots... my kids call it Little Downy River and someone just told me that it's known to others as Hidden Beach. The secret is out... it's at Roy G. Guerrero Park... take the main trail (ignore the 'Trail Closed' sign) and hang a right about a 1/4 mile down the way... you'll see a smaller but very clear path that veers off down towards the river. As you can see, it is an AMAZING place... I always say that it feels exactly like the seashore, and yet it's only about a 10 minute drive from my house. Such a treasure.

And the cherry on top was meeting the amazing Ginger Webb of Texas Medicinals for the walk down to the river! She knows everything oh everything about plants, especially the native plants of this region. Even lots of plants that you'd never find in books, because they're too common or they're only photographed when in bloom (but look totally different in other stages of life).
I think she really granted us a terrific gift... to feel that the plants around us are friendly, and have much to offer if we look closely and learn their secrets.

And the kids will never forget that these delicious Oxalis pickles are nature's own fast food... available almost anywhere, any time, and totally tasty and fresh... they loved them.

THANKS Ginger! You're the best!

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