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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wild Flowers of the Woodlands

After a long hard winter it's so refreshing to see the colors of spring popping up in the woodlands.  This day we observed several different variety's of wildflowers but these beauties really caught our eye.  When we spotted these Trillium's our first thought was that there were several White Trillium's and one just happened to be red or maroon.  While the red or maroon look real pretty and one would feel the urge to pick a couple and put them in a bud vase, you may want to reconsider that decision.  The red or maroon are real cool looking but they are actually called Stinking Benjamin.  They have a very foul odor that resembles rotting meat.  So unless you want a bouquet of rotting pork chops gracing your dining room table I'd shy away from the Stinking Benjamin.  For that matter you may want to shy away from the White Trillium's also because in some states it's illegal to pick these flowers.  Apparently if you pick a trillium it can take years for that plant to flower again. 

Whoda' Thunk that this attractive looking wildflower would smell like rotting meat!

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