The Ghost Flower of Oakland County

cks free shipEXPLORE OAKLAND COUNTY NATURE. Get out and feel great and explore the little things that nature has to offer! See the photos and visit their website for more stunning photos and information. “Jonathan Schechter is the Nature Education Writer for Oakland County Government and blogs weekly about nature’s way, trails, and wildlife on the Wilder Side of Oakland County.” Hope you enjoy the visit and get out in the woods and explore.

 

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WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

Indian Pipe (Monotopra uniflora) is emerging in the moist woodlands of the wilder side of Oakland County. Recently its growth has been accelerated by rains and warmth. Ghost Flower is another common name for this strange and beautiful plant that has a near total lack of pigmentation. Its ghostly, waxy white coloration leads some to call it the “Corpse Plant.”

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Baia Verde (Puglia) – 2016

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CHILDREN WHO SURVIVE EXTREMELY ADVERSE CHILDHOODS: “quote”

“Often children who survive extremely adverse childhoods have learned a particular survival strategy. I call it ‘strategic detachment.’ This is not the withdrawal from reality that leads to psychological disturbance, but an intuitively calibrated disengagement from noxious aspects of their family life or other aspects of their world. They some how know, This is not all there is. They hold the belief that a better alternative exists somewhere and that someday they will find their way to it. They persevere in that idea. They somehow know Mother is not all women, Father is not all men, this family does not exhaust the possibilities of human relationships-there is life beyond this neighborhood. This does not spare them suffering in the present, but it allows them not to be destroyed by it. Their strategic detachment does not guarantee that they will never know feelings of powerlessness, but it helps them not to be stuck there.”

Nathaniel Branden, The Six Pillars of Self Esteem
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