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"Devil's Club in Fall" --- Here is an autumn scene on the mountainside above the Turnagain Arm of Alaska's Cook Inlet, just West of McHugh Creek.   Devil's club is a beautiful plant, but VERY prickly!! It has thorns all up and down its club-like stems, and on the underside of its leaves. As you negotiate carefully past them, they have a truly 'devilish' way of serving notice of your trespass. If you get angry as a result, be certain not to let yourself stoop to taking out your frustration on the plant (regrettably, I've succummed to that temptation on occasion). If you do, almost certainly some other part of the plant you didn't realized was attached to the part you are punishing, will make you pay for your indiscretion! Since surviving my youth, I've learned to just accept its beauty, and keep my distance! :-)

"Devil's Club in Fall" --- Here is an autumn scene on the mountainside above the Turnagain Arm of Alaska's Cook Inlet, just West of McHugh Creek. Devil's club is a beautiful plant, but VERY prickly!! It has thorns all up and down its club-like stems, and on the underside of its leaves. As you negotiate carefully past them, they have a truly 'devilish' way of serving notice of your trespass. If you get angry as a result, be certain not to let yourself stoop to taking out your frustration on the plant (regrettably, I've succummed to that temptation on occasion). If you do, almost certainly some other part of the plant you didn't realized was attached to the part you are punishing, will make you pay for your indiscretion! Since surviving my youth, I've learned to just accept its beauty, and keep my distance! :-)

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