#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream
An Instagram friend saw this picture on my feed just after I took it by the Charles River on my morning walk - asked if it is pokeberry. It's not. We have this little strip of grass, surrounded by thicket, where we launch our kayaks and canoe that floods when the river's high. It's currently muddy, but dry enough for me to get to the river's edge and appreciate the beautiful life of this thicket - on the left, all this silky dogwood thriving with silvery blue berries; on my right, grapevine and buttonbush. I'm exceptionally grateful for this dogwood - it has such an admirable beauty to offer in all four seasons, as well as acting as a natural windbreak and source of food and shelter for the wildlife of the river's edge.
I'm still trying to identify my mystery tree, so I broke off a branch and carried it home. There's more I have to learn in order to find this one's name. My branch is full of clues. To be continued...
All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2017 unless otherwise attributed