Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

Funny quote on my blog stats today

When I publish a blog post WordPress tells me how many posts I have written and encourages me to keep going. Part of this encouragement includes a quote about writing. Today’s one made me laugh! Thanks Steven Wright.

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
— Steven Wright


It is………………

For those of you playing at home here is the answer to the question I posed on my blog yesterday.

The gnarly looking, pinkish red coloured object, which I think looks a bit like a Chinese dragon form is a seed pod off our deciduous magnolia tree.

This season there are lots and lots of these pods, most of them smaller than this one but of varying shapes. I don’t remember seeing so many pods before.

Here is another such pod showing the brightly coloured seeds almost ready to fall out.

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And here are two seeds from a pod that was fully open but the seeds had yet to detach their pale thread from the pod. I have plucked the seeds out.

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I’ve yet to see a tiny magnolia tree sprouting beneath the mature tree but most of the seeds would fall onto concrete here.

I’m glad my curiosity led me to this discovery.