Delicate seed pods (for what, I couldn't say.)
Out in the longleaf pine savanna, the last stand of such mature trees in the Florida parishes. I love it out here--it's just beautiful.
A few weeks ago Charles & I helped plant longleaf pines at the Flatwoods near our house. We won't live to see them grow this tall, but I'm glad that we helped the cause.
I had to take a picture of the smilin' log.
The creek here runs into the Tchefuncte River a few miles away.
Among the birds we saw or heard were red-bellied woodpeckers, yellow-rumped warblers, American crows, a Carolina wren, a hairy woodpecker, tufted titmice and a Carolina chickadee. We also heard a couple of critters moving through the underbrush--perhaps a 9-banded armadillo and/or a rat bastard.
In other, good news, temperatures are headed upward over the next few days. The forecast for Thursday is 72F. Spring is finally on its way...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHAH!