What the…$&#&$$!…in our garden

OK…so I am out in the garden this morning doing a quick check.  I noticed  a “weed” and gave it a quick pull.

Instead of it coming out of the ground with roots dangling, something else was firmly attached to the plant…

A Walnut?

A Walnut?

To my eye, it was a walnut and it was sprouting…

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My only explanation is that there are a lot of crows in the area and they regularly drop their food items on the street to crack them open. Perhaps this was the result of a bad shot on the crows part.  In any event, as it managed to make it this far, I decided to give it a chance in a small container…

A future tree?

A future tree?

If it turns into a walnut tree, perhaps I will donate it to Petaluma’s Walnut Park…EmojiEmojiEmoji 

Spring Has Sprung…

…and fortunately, my back has not!

A sure sign of the season is the inordinate amount of time I have been spending in our gardens and the garden shops.
 
Somehow, I managed to keep a camera handy during all of this activity and created a macro photo essay of a “mysterious” growth in our back garden…


 
For a complete slideshow and explanation of this “mysterious” (Did it really come from Mars?) object: See  Fotos…Humongus Fungus

Note that I resisted (although the temptation was strong) to call it “FujiFilm Fotos…Fungus Humongus.”

St. James…Garden Harvest

The St. James Community Garden continues to thrive.  I happened to catch a few scenes from the workday last Sunday, September 12. The produce goes to the many food banks and volunteer kitchens.  On Sunday, some of the produce was also available for sale to raise money for the garden. 

But enough words.  I’ll let the photos tell the story.

The next three photos are “multi-motion capture” photos attempting to create the illusion of movement by combining several photos into one frame…

Sometimes the motion illusion can be a little spooky…

 Returning to more tradtional photo formats…

For a related “still life” photo, go to The Gardener’s Boots…