Windy, eh

It was a pleasant wind today especially since this morning we did some outdoor work. For sure, I am ready for some rain tonight. However, I hope no one gets any of the severe storms tonight.

The Clouded Skipper really is a hard one to spot if you did not see it land.

The stems of the pokeberry are quite red!

As the wind blew, it was hard to get a shot of the berries as they swung in the wind.

Not only was the wind blowing on the Reakirt’s Blue, but it did not want me to approach it either.

The female Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is loaded this year!

It was soft so time to take a chance for a taste.

Now for the taste! It was perfectly ripe!

Gracie enjoys them too!

In fact, I usually have to insist that she should continue on with walk.

Nodding Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes cernua) have started to sprout up!

In the spring, Ladies-tress have noticeable leaves. However by this time of year, the leaves are dying back or eaten by rabbits or something.

Slender One-seed Copperleaf (Acalypha monococca) is plant that always bring back a memory. Kathy pointed it out to many years at her riding stables.

I love its bracts and leaves!

Finally, a photo of our back pond. I am hoping there will be water in it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. Ah, fond memories of that copperleaf we found. Such an interesting plant! So the persimmon reminded me I am looking for seeds. If someone can collect some fruits and separate out the seed for me I’ll figure out how to get them. I really want to grow some again. My tree, grown from seed, planted in Carrollton was a female and it had just gotten to bearing size when we moved away. I found that it didn’t matter if the seed came through a critter first or fresh from the fruit, they all sprouted easily. I would like to grow them and make them available to our plant sales again too.

  2. I would not mind a persimmion seed either if you think they would do okay as an understory. Also, I thought they had to freeze before you could eat them? or they just have to wait a long time? glad gracie got a snack 🙂

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