It is one of the miracles of nature that a small flower:
can turn into a small stone-like seed by fall:
Stoneseed is widely distributed throughout Europa and Asia and has found its way into North America. The seeds have been used for ornamental purposes. Well-preserved, intact fruits were found glued onto two wooden tubs found in the Yanghai Tombs of Xinjiang, China, from about 2,500 years ago. (Journal of Archeological Science 2007)
There are several patches of Stoneseed near the Guild Inn.
I saw this Leucistic White-throated Sparrow today at Col. Sam. If you are going there soon, you will find it on the path just to the north of the south parking lot.
I thought I’d show you the picture I got of the deer mouse at Thomson Memorial…
I saw a GBH in Milne Dam yesterday that standing with its wings spreading out like a cormorant. It looked strange to me. See attached photo.
Is it normal? Is it trying to dry its wings? Miles: most likely normal.
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape. – Walt Whitman (1819–92)