We have a sweet gum tree – these poky seed heads make awesome bombs, play meatballs, golf balls and are fun to hoard or stuff down your brother’s shirt.
A large harvester in the soybean field last week brought back memories of watching with awe the large machines harvesting the same funny-looking beans in our own back yard 20 years ago.
Pokeberries? I don’t know for sure what these are called, all I know is I have always thought they were such a stunningly beautiful plant. Look at those fushia stems, and the beautiful contrast they have with the unripe green berries! As children we gathered these fragile little berries by the handful and crushed them in an improvised mortal and pestal to make PURPLE ink to write messages and signs in our little play towns.
I am so excited to raise my children here.