Silky Hair

The wind gusts have been pretty steady today. Therefore it was a bit more of challenge for photographing.

Last night after I posted I checked on the Black Witch for UV. So no glow except for the blue eyes. A lot of insects’ eyes will glow positive blue for UV. The yellow glow are crustose lichens. And she was gone this morning.
JIm spotted this in our path on the morning walk. I brought it home. And now we wait. Moreover we probably will be waiting until next year for it to emerge. Lying on the ground no wind challenge here.

Monarchs are still trickling through!
A splash of yellow! A friend gave me these Crocuses years ago. And they always make me think of her.
Close up of the Crocus!

The wind was whipping the Rigid Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)!

Careful now the Noseburn (Tragia) was climbing the Western Horse Nettle (Solanum dimidiatum)!
Recent rains has a few mushrooms popping up.

The seeds of the Two-flowered Milkvine (Matelea biflora) have dispersed!
Another pod nearby still had fluff!

The seeds looked like a flowing mane of silky hair!

The Killer Whales of Eden and the ‘Law of the Tongue’ Thanks Claire!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. I saw the fruits of the nightshade and the noseburn leaves and thought “those don’t go together”.
    your last photo of the seed closeup is another frameable art piece!

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