Pioneer Trees and Flowers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
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Title Pioneer Trees and Flowers
Description to our wreaths and bouquets we were planning for Christmas. We reached down and gathered some of made our minds up to return and take some home to our ferns and house plants. We traveled on over the smooth paved dugroad in our high-powered car, watching the scenery change in a beautiful panorama of green, so many shades of green, from the delicate yellow of the aspen to the heavy dark shades of the white and yellow pines; its native symmetrical beauty and we knew the right tree had been selected to be our state tree, Utah's own Glue Spruce. We passed groves of aspen, their tall white trunks crowned with a quivering mass of perfectly shaped leaves always moving in the light breeze. Flowers lined the roadside, more kinds than we could find names for. Patches of bluebells vied Wild climbing peas wrapped themselves around any neighbor plant or bush next to them, wild beans and ladyslippers found their niche, the tiny birdseye seeking a place in the morning sun, the sturdy blackeyed susan could be seen in many places, sometimes covering an entire hillside with their yellow gold shining in the sunlight. Near the top of the mountains we drove our car in the shade of beautiful pines. As we sat down on a log to make ready for a short hike, we saw a mother sage hen with a dozen or more baby chicks coming out of the thick underbrush. She paused a moment to look at us, then with a cluck led her chicks to safety back into the brush. The saucy bluejay with-its beautiful long tail feathers and topknot headdress flew from branch to branch over our heads. The busy woodpecker sounded each tree trunk^ for its breakfast of bugs. While berries -and enjoyed their delicate flavor. Patches of chokecherries, their long stems of white flowers, promised us a treat of jelly and jam if we would j rturn after the first frost and gather their fruit* 80
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323431
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