Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Few Holdouts To Cold

The sun came out
Adding warmth all around
Showing off flowers, still in the ground.
False Coffee or Fever Root has a number of uses. It was used by local Native Americans to control fever and even used for babies with sore heads. I'm not sure if that was from being born or not. Settlers harvested the berries and used them to make a hot drink similar to coffee. Hmmm I wonder if they are as good as my Kona  blend I am having this morning. I tried to make my own K Cup yesterday and it came out real strong the second try after the first made a very weak brew.










14 comments:

  1. Beautiful fall finds, Steve. I like the backlit red leaves, and it was interesting to read about the Fever Root plant and its uses.

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  2. Lots of colour here and there to enjoy yet!

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  3. I looked up feverfew to see it's medicinal properties. It's a cathartic (working medicine) and emetic ( vomit inducing).

    That old working medicine remedy has been around a long time. I remember a kid whose grandmother made him drink prune juice every morning. lol

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  4. Along with the delightful pictures I learned about fever root.

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  5. Will you be brewing some fever root coffee tomorrow mornings

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  6. Very nice pictures and interesting to learn about Fever Root plant. I just came from L.D.'s blog *Larry in Iowa" and he blogged about his burning bush which is brilliant red currently. The Kona coffee is hard to beat!

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  7. The red color of fall is a favorite shade of mine. You have captured it well.

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  8. Now a sailboat out on the prairie certainly catches your eye.

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  9. Hi Steve - they are gorgeous photos - coffee I reverted to plain old Nescafe - dull, but I don't drink much ... the ancient locals used things to the best of their knowledge ... cheers Hilary

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  10. Sumac makes such beautiful colors in the fall landscape.

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  11. Red is my favorite fall color. Thus a row of "burning bushes" along the front drive. Oh and red oak trees...:)

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  12. Some beautiful photos here, and great fall colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Gorgeous!
    Interesting info about the False Coffee.
    YOU, have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Gorgeous pictures and thank you for the interesting facts!

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