||[Apr. 5th, 2014|09:04 pm]
The Question Club
there is this flower, that use to spring up wild in a padock near my house when i was a kid that i would visit *all the time* because it had a swing attached to a big gum tree that we could jump off a massive concrete block onto then fly around on (we were kind of released wild into this paddock and woods to explore, and my mother would whistle from our frount door when she wanted us to come home). i took my now husband to "the swing" on one of our first dates. the flower came out at the same time as the daffodils and jonquils and blossom, so it would signal the start of spring (outside weather), to me seeing these flowers out.
but i dont know the name of this flower, it is white with green spots. my mother called it "wet my pants", this is a picture of it...
does anyone know what that flower is called?
dn/dk: what were your signs as children that it was spring now, and you could go play (if you could ever do that?).
if you were allowed out lose, what was your "home time" signal (ie- street lights turned on etc), or if you were never allowed our unsupervised why do you think that is? (i guess how old are you? is also relevant? i am 27, and largely a latchkey child.)
also, did you prefer to be inside or outside as a child?