Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lady's Mantle Emerging


Lady's mantle. Alchemilla vulgaris. It's said the dew collected from lady's mantle leaves have magical properties and was used by medieval alchemists in their attempts to turn lead into gold. Not one to pass up an opportunity to anoint myself with magic, I always dab a bit of the dew on my face while in the garden.

1 comment:

Plays with Needles said...

This is a beautiful picture Betty. I'll have to remember that the dew is magical...

I just came home from visiting my Father in Florida...He fell off his bike and injured his already arthritic wrists....he claims that your wrist rub really helps him! Thank you for sending it to him. Happy herbing...