Disaster Averted

Whew! That was close! For a week or so I’ve been irritated by the sight of what I thought was a young wild carrot, or Queen Anne’s Lace, growing up against a large rock next to our pond. Today, planting potatoes in the large garden beside the pond, I decided I’d seen it one too many times. I marched over, weed-digging tool in hand, prepared to uproot the nefarious imposter. True to my distractible nature, however, my attention was caught by a pinkish, decidedly non-carrot-like outgrowth near the base. I took a closer look…and dropped my tool in horror at my near-fatal mistake. I had nearly destroyed a bleeding-heart plant whose existence I’d completely forgotten. IMG_2812-0.JPG