The winter books I mentioned yesterday have chapters on “Winter Weeds”. I photographed a whole bunch of them last weekend when we had some nice sunshine. But I’m only going to give you one at a time.
My favorite information from the web about this plant is an explanation of the Latin Name:
Chelone (rhymes with “baloney”) was a nymph in Greek mythology who insulted the gods by ridiculing or not attending (versions vary) the marriage of Zeus to Hera. The gods punished her by turning her into a turtle. (source)
What kind of punishment is that? I mean, what’s so bad about being a turtle? Swim and bask in the sun all day…