In Focus #13—Wet Pinecone Study

I have realized pinecones are like me. No wonder I like them! When they get wet, they close up. And they close up tightly. I am not keen on being wet either. My husband, on the other hand, loves the water and being in it. I have always told him I would not mind being in the water if I did not have to get wet. He thinks I am humorous and weird.

Pinecones can be found placed all around our house. I put them inside and outside around the house and gardens. There was an especially pretty one sitting on the bench outside our kitchen door. We have had terrific winds these past few days, whereupon, I found that pinecone completely soaked in the dogs water bowl.

Picking the poor soaked thing up, I put it in the kitchen to watch it dry out. What a pretty process it was watching it dry out and unfold.

Here is the photographic study that was three days in the process:

Happily dried out and soaking up sunshine.
Filled up the planter for winter with pinecones.

6 thoughts on “In Focus #13—Wet Pinecone Study

  1. I see the smile on the face of the pinecone in the next to last picture! The last picture, a new way to mulch!

  2. I hope you don’t mind, but I had to chuckle at your love of pinecones. My neighbor has a couple of gigantic pine trees that lean onto our yard over flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. I have picked up hundreds and hundreds of them this year and raked I don’t know how many bags of pine needles off the grass. If you ever need any, let me know. πŸ™‚

    • Haha! Oh, dear, Judy, I think I may have a different perspective about pinecones if that were the case here! That must drive you a bit crazy! πŸ˜‚

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