Buttercups In Summer

by Sherry Riter in Flower,Memory,Mom

Holding the Buttercup flower under her mother’s chin, the little redheaded girl once again asks her, “Guess what?”


With the same exuberant enthusiasm as the first time she learned this little childhood fancy, she says, “Mommy, you like butter!”

That was a repeated scenario every time I found a Buttercup flower. I really believed that if you held the flower under the person’s chin that a yellow reflection meant the person liked butter.

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buttercup flower

Did you know because I had no idea that buttercups were poisonous?

Animals can suffer from buttercup poisoning, but it is most commonly found in cows. When cows are sent to fields that have less grazing vegetation and an abundance of buttercups, they eat the flowers even though the taste is horrible and causes them to be poisoned. Desperate cows do desperate things!

On a more positive note, I can’t help but feel the happy tone of this cute song…

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 ~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ April 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I had NO idea they are poisonous! We went on a walk yesterday and I pointed out the buttercups left and right to my toddler…just hopefully she won't eat them! ha!



2 Cynthia Schuerr April 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Oh Red, that song brought back so many memories for me. What a joy to hear it this morning.

And thanks for the important info. I didn't know buttercups were poisonous, either.

Have a happy day!:-)


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