Lady Slipper from garden of earthly delights -
taken at RDC during the Squam Art Workshops.
I can still remember seeing my first lady slipper
as a young girl,
while playing in the woods
in the Boston suburbs.
A lady who was hiking nearby saw me admiring the flower
and told me it was a rare flower
and warned me never to pick a Lady Slipper,
even if it was for my mother.
The next Lady Slipper I saw was about 35 years later while
hiking in New Preston, Connecticut
with my daughter who was almost the same age as I
when I first discovered the flower.
Round and round the circle goes.
The Lady Slipper is the state wild flower of New Hampshire.