OK, a new era has truly begun as I sit here and post from my new iPhone. After only a few weeks of ownership, this thing is changing my life. Catey just pointed this out, with a chuckle, as I sent her a web address I wanted to share with her via text message, no words spoken. (Would one consider this "over the Internet and through the room"?)
What does this mean for americanature?
1. More frequent posts, most likely.
2, Possibly some strange formatting and careless grammar.
3. More reliance on digital photos. But I will continue to shoot film and post selected photos here, as previously.
The above image shows a strange occurrence that has taken place on the poppies in our planter box lately. Each of the leaflets has tiny droplets on them. It may be hard to see this in the photo, but I did my best.
I assume this is a method the plant has of regulating moisture, but I can't imagine why. We are in a record warm spell, and despite December rains heavy enough to cause widespread flooding, the winter has been very dry. These plants. Like the rest of our backyard natives, receive occasional dish rinse water, but have not lately; their soil is very dry.
Any ideas out there as to what this phenomenon might be?