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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 4, December 2012

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Cherie Hunter Day
Cupertino, California, U.S.A.


Blue-eyed Grass

A knee-high wooden sign points away from the beach to Mound Meadow. We take the detour eager for quiet and wildflowers. Monterey pines line both sides of the path. In a small clearing one pine has nubby green cones within reach. Next a dense stand of pines—their lower branches enrobed with lace lichen. Hikers are cautioned to stay on the trail; the lush growth of poison oak everywhere makes it mandatory.

Mother’s Day
looking up a wildflower
I already know

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