I had to really look to find this jewel weed flower. For some reason they are not doing so well this year. This is one of my favorite flowers around the lodge. I have always known these flowers to be called touch-me-not. I learned, as a small child, the wonders of medicinal plants and this one is great for taking away the itch of poison ivy. One Sevier country resident told me how she takes the stem, breaks it up, and puts it in ice cube trays with some water. She then freezes it and when you need a bit of itch relief, you take it out of the freezer and melt the ice. You then have the natural anti-itch relief all year round. I have also heard tale of the blackberries starting to come out. They are not ripe yet, but we are keeping an eye on them. It will be interesting to see how they do this season. I have heard folks talk about the ones below not doing so well.
It is a beautiful day on the mountain. The high yesterday was 60º with a low of 42º. We can not complain of the temperatures being too hot this year. They are nice and cool.
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