Coltsfoot, Daffodil Yellows & Good Greens of Spring

A couple of years ago we had our driveway graded and graveled, and now the coltsfoot—which loves disturbed land—is going wild. Soon they will turn into white puffy seeds, and blow away like dandelions.

Coltsfoot blooming by the driveway
Coltsfoot blooming by the driveway

Another spring plant that loves the disturbed areas is yellow rocket. Ours hasn’t bloomed yet, but these will also add their pretty yellow blooms to the spring count. It looks just like young broccoli, doesn’t it? That’s because it’s in the same family. I picked a few leaves of rocket for nibbles as we walked down to get the mail today. Spicy!

Yellow rocket, good greens
Yellow rocket (broccoli & mustard green family), good greens!

We’re also cutting daffodils before it snows this week, and trying to soak in their sunshine.  It feels like spring has so much gold to give.

Big daffodils and beauties
Big daffodils and beauties

Last but not least, I picked this fistful of spring beauties to add to my salad tonight. When I got back to the house, I popped them into a cup of water to keep them fresh.

A fistful of spring beauties
A fistful of spring beauties

I love to be able to eat from the mountain every day if I like!

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