I thought I was seeing things when I noticed something glimmering in the morning sun.
It was still pretty early and there was a heavy dew...
...but it hadn't rained.
These lovelies grow alongside the road in Fancy Gap, near our cabin.
I had seen these cute little blooms in the past...
... but they were never adorned with jewels like they were on this morning.
So...I got out my trusty All About North Carolina Wildflowers book...
...even though I was actually in Virginia.
As I flipped through my little book, I found them...right there...on page 183!
And guess what they were called? Are you ready for this?
How cool is that??
I learned a few facts about them too.
Not only are the leaves and stems covered with a silvery, powdery substance that repels water...
...thus the water droplets forming, but when a "mash" is made from them, it can be applied to the skin and used as a remedy for poison ivy itch!
Doesn't our Heavenly Father give us the best gifts?
I hope your week is filled with little jewels!