For Mike’s birthday I decided to go up to Digby to spend it with him. As I left Yarmouth it was a wet dreary day, as I got closer to Digby, it turned out to be a beautiful evening. Mike actually bought me a sandwich and coffee(noting it was his birthday, hes too sweet:) and we went for a drive to explore. Our first stop was to the wharf to see if we could fish a bit. Unfortunately it was not the right time, so we went to Culloden in Digby County Nova Scotia.. All I can say is wow, it was beautiful there! Here is my beautiful boyfriend.. well maybe handsome is a better word lol, but here he is checking out the rocks and crevasses. It was beyond peaceful there, the water was calm like being on a lake!
After looking around here for a while, me and Mike took off and he took me to a trail in the middle on nowhere’s. This trail is apparently called Mill Road Trail in Acaciaville, the trail is not maintained but it’s absolutely stunning! Be careful on the boardwalks they are tipsy! lol But the trail was beautiful! Here are some of the pics I took! 🙂
The place was beautiful! This flower Mike called a wax flower, because it does feel like wax! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_uniflora commonly called Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, or Corpse Plant. It is apparently a really rare plant, I am a curious person, I want to see what do people use it for, what is it used for? Here is what I found:)
“Monotropa uniflora as a safe remedy for children suffering from epilepsy, lockjaw, or other spasmodic conditions.
The Cree tribe chewed on the roots of this plant to ease toothaches. It was also used externally for inflamed eyes and bunions and warts. Monotropa uniflora was included in The Canada Pharmacopiea in 1868.
The root is known to be a tonic, sedative, nervine, and antispasmodic. It has also been used in fevers, as a sedative and diaphoretic. The powdered root can be given in instances of restlessness, pains, nervous irritability, etc., as a substitute for opium, without any deleterious influences. In convulsions of children, epilepsy, chorea, and other spasmodic affections, its administration has been followed with prompt success; hence its common name Fit or Convulsion root. The juice of the plant is often combined with rose water as an excellent application to inflammation of the eyes, to ulcers, and to inflammation and ulceration of the bladder.
Interesting I think, especially the substitute for opium part lol!