Image: Mike Habeck

Pepper-and-Salt is an early spring wildflower. It occurs in a irregular region centered around the Ohio River valley. Also known as Harbinger-of-Spring, it is a very small and inconspicuous plant that often emerges through deep leaf litter to offer an array of tiny white-petaled flowers to passing insects. Pepper-and-Salt is easy to miss, but well worth seeking out.

How Life Began (31 Oct 2016, BBC)

Dirt First (2016, Orion)

A lot of environmental problems can be traced to the denial of death - we think that because our souls are eternal, we don't need to take care of the earth. That is an example of imbalance, and it is literally killing us all.
~Mary Swander ~