Wednesday, January 8, 2014

reconnect with nature....ground cherry



Sheltered under a cedar tree, this pod had survived one of New Mexico's crazy, windy days. Similar to a small tomato, the fruit is edible too! It's one of those strange little wonders in the desert.

Linking up with the wonderful Chrisy, at living a good north coast life, sharing a little bit of the natural world around us.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, how amazing is that? :) So.......have you ever eaten one?

    Hey Julie, just wanted to say a big thanks for joining me in my first ever blog link up. You're awesome !

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    1. Thanks, Chrisy. Looking forward to many more link ups.
      Never eaten one of these. in fact, I did not know they grew here till the day I found one under a cedar tree!

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  2. NICE. Looks like intricate stained glass when I zoom in.
    Lemme ask you something. Do you get many windy days where you are? I hope you say no.
    I've been thinking about you and wondering how your days have been in the land of enchantment?! ;)
    xx

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    1. Thinking about you too! Things out here have been slow and sunny. Waiting for spring and our trips to Colorado to resume. But the wind....is the worst thing imaginable out here. We get dust storms. The highway closes due to wind and dust. You can't go outside for days. Sorry, sweetie. :( In fact, the day I found this little pod I was using the big cedars on the mesa as shelter from the wind. It was the only was to get in a few photos!
      xx

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    2. Well crap. Burst my bubble, why don't you?!
      I adore NM. But, I imagined it windless and calm and sagey, Sagey.
      I'm going to say it right now.
      I HATE WIND
      But, I love you! Hehe!

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    3. It's not all bad....when the wind stops, the 100 degree heat sets in. ;)
      Love you too! xx

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    4. BAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yeah, the hotter the better!! Heeee

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  3. Great shot Julie. Your close up work continues to inspire me and WOW me. This looks very similar to what we have grow in some gardens by choice or wild - Chinese Lanterns (botanical name escapes me).

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lou. I'll be expecting to see photos from you sometime soon!
      This pod is in the same family as the chinese lantern. The botanical name is Physalis. I'm actually thinking of collecting a few more and planting the seeds in my yard. Finding this pod was quite the learning experience for me!

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  4. That is so pretty, the fine details are beautiful in that lighting

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  5. So delicate yet so strong. Gorgeous!!! : )

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    1. Thanks! I went out looking for more yesterday so I could plant the seeds in my yard. couldn't find any though....I wonder if the animals or wind got them.

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  6. What I love about photography is noticing things that are right there. Beautiful photo.

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    1. I agree with you! Photography is truly living in the moment!

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