It has been raining the last couple of days from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, so I had to go out between showers this week for a Second Look around the yard. I found a few surprises. First I found berries from a Jack-in-the-Pulpit wild flower. I had no idea that we had one of these and am looking forward to Spring when I can see it in bloom. Next, I actually saw a cherry on one of our wild cherry trees. These trees produce very small, inconspicuous fruit that are a favorite of birds. Therefore, I don't remember ever seeing a ripe wild cherry.
In addition, we are starting to get some colorful gold finches on our bird feeder. Mostly they are in our front yard where they are eating seeds from our dried coneflower blooms. However occasionally, they venture to the back to the feeder.
Here's a few sights from this week.
|Seed pods on Japanese maple tree.|
|Lone cherry on wild cherry tree.|
|Juniper berries. These immature berries are actually modified cones.|
|Dogwood tree berries. Notice one of them has a drop of rain on it.|