Two suburbanite boomers throw caution to the wind, postpone retirement, and move to a farm in Indiana. There they intend to live happily ever after.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Nature Notes: Spun Sugar
I just love the way this meme inspires me to go outside and really look around. It's hard to imagine, given the dramatic nature of the flowers on this sugar maple, but I never really noticed them before. Aren't they something?
Seeds are already growing, complete with tiny wings that will become the familiar "helicopters" we used to play with as children.
Of course, when you look closely you sometimes see things you'd rather not. Like these spindle galls beginning to form on some of the leaves. They are caused by a mite, but they do not damage the tree. They're just kinda yucky.