A decade ago I joined E&H for a cross country drive. Hel moved all her belongings from Washington State to NC in the trunk of a sedan.
Soon Hel moves again. This time the move requires a station wagon. This move is within the same time zone, Chesapeake Bay watershed. One tank of gas.
according to the season she loved to burn and loved to grow.
I own a solace shut within my heart,
A garden full of many a quaint delight
And warm with drowsy, poppied sunshine; bright,
Flaming with lilies out of whose cups dart
With powdered wings.–Amy Lowell Behind a Wall 1912
The aromatic smell of sassafras was described by early European settlers arriving in North America. According to one legend, Christopher Columbus found North America because he could smell the scent of sassafras Sassafras albidum was a well-used plant by Native Americans in what is now the southeastern United States prior to the European colonization. The Choctaw word for sassafras is “Kvfi.” It was known as “Winauk” in Delaware and Virginia and is called “Pauane” by the Timuca. Some Native American tribes used the leaves of sassafras to treat wounds by rubbing the leaves directly into a wound, and used different parts of the plant for many medicinal purposes such as treating acne, urinary disorders, and sicknesses that increased body temperature, such as high fevers. They also used the bark as a dye, and as a flavoring.– Wikipedia
Gray Coale and
Sassafras Albidum at Swan Point