Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I am overflowing with work, and under the weather to boot. While I strive to keep my head above water, please enjoy these images taken by TAD in Everett, Washington, used with permission for Arboreality.

What you see here are the skunk cabbage I grew up with in the forest wetlands of Western Washington.
We first saw skunk cabbage at Arboreality when we explored the local forest and springs here in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, and for visiting Arboreality!

Also, thank you TAD for the use of your pictures, and for the much welcome glimpse of Washington.


  1. For me personally, JLB, the 3rd pix is perfect for meditation and reflection. Keep well.

  2. I am very happy you posted this. I've been seeing these here in Oregon, and I had no idea what they are!

    Hope you get to feeling better!

  3. Aren't they just perfectly adorable? So delicate and pretty- I wonder how they ended up with such a name? They stink do they?

  4. Just darling, and the colors are dazzling.

    Hope your work load lightens up sooner rather than later.

  5. I'm a little late to the party, having been buried in work myself, and I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Thank you EVERYONE for your kind thoughts and well-wishes, they were very much appreciated this week! :)

    TravellerOne - To answer your question, yes skunk cabbage DOES stink (both the yellow and the purple kinds), although personally I've never found them to be stinky so much as "pungent." :)

    And Sylvia, thanks for the link!


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