Before the Wedding

Before the Wedding

At a local historical site, while wandering around, a wedding was being set up in the courtyard, under the trees. Dappled light, crystal, gold plates, and bright weavings made for a cheery display, perfect for a summer wedding. Cheers to the bride and groom, whoever they were!

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Seed Pods

Seed Pods

These are the seed pods of the Orchid tree, a flowering shrub or tree with beautiful pink flowers. These pods have burst open – or are ready to do so. I gathered a few seeds to try to plant.

Leaves of the Tulip Tree

Leaves of the Tulip Tree

Tulip trees have unremarkable flowers in that they are pale and blend in with the tree – no bright purples or pinks here. The leaves, though, change color when they die, turning wonderful yellows and reds, which are brilliant against summer foliage. Being deciduous, there is a glorious fall display, and then one waits for the coming of spring.

Little Red Bugs

Little Red Bugs

I really should be prepping for class, but couldn’t stand the thought of being inside on such a beautiful summer day. Out the door, down the road, and into the woods. I saw these beautiful bugs having a good time hanging out together.