Mock Strawberry ( Potentilla indica )

Mock Strawberry (Potentilla indica)

Anyone who speaks in the name of others is always an impostor.
— E.M. Cioran (1911-1995), philosopher & essayist

All through our flower beds grow small yellow flowers and ripe, red berries. When my Benjamin was small I learned the berries could be eaten. Though edible, I would not suggest tasting them. The flavor is not unlike that of wet cardboard. Hence, the mock. 

Jessica Allen explores the fields and forests of Pennsylvania with her artist-husband, Michael Allen, and their son, Benjamin. She shares her observations through words and pictures of everyday magic and beauty she sees in her world.