Water Shield Plant

“Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life’s ordinary day-to-day pleasures.  And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy.

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., (1940- ) American author

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The Water Shield plant is also known as the Dollar Bonnet.  Here is a photo of some that I found floating on a pond in northern Minnesota.  I’m told that this plant indicates a good spot for fishing as it provides shade for panfish, largemouth bass, and northern pike.


I Love Dirt!

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~ Margaret Atwood (1939 – ) Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist


For me, planting a garden has always been a satisfying and soothing experience.