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Color Your World Red Orange (Cuckoo-Pint)

Poison Berries

Poison Berries

Danger Haiku (Poison)

Cuckoo-pint berries
Leave alone or pay the price
Dangerous Poison!

Consider this my public service announcement. Cuckoo-pint berries are poisonous if ingested. In fact, the whole plant is poisonous to eat. I had no idea what this plant in my yard was until I looked it up tonight.

I saw this plant in my yard a while back and took a picture because I thought it’s red-orange berries were pretty. I think it has been popping up for years but I never really investigated it. Not being a survivalist, I had no inclination to sample the berries. Good thing, because I learned tonight that the plant (also known as lords and ladies among other names) is a garden plant that is not to be ingested!

Apparently, the berries have an acrid taste and cause an immediate tingling sensation that would cause most people to stop eating it and avoid serious harm. Still, like many other garden plants, it could be very dangerous if eaten. So, DON’T!

I am posting this in response to JNW’s Color Your World Red Orange photo challenge.

Color Your World Red-Orange

Robin Red-Orange Breast

Robin Red-Orange Breast

I immediately thought of a robin when I saw that red-orange was a theme of JNW’s Color Your World Photo Challenge. I had always thought that the breast of a robin was red, but only recently learned that other people say it is orange. I can find references to both colors as well as the red-orange descriptor. So, for me, red-orange it is!

Tourmaline .

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My Journey through Still Life Photography

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A Walk in the Garden

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My view of this wonderful and crazy life - as I travel and explore.

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Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

photography, poetry, paintings

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If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

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