Monthly Archives: April 2016
Every time I drive by this house — which is every time I visit my Mother in Seymour, Indiana — I admire its graceful roof lines and gingerbread detail. It now serves as an office for a doctor, but I’m guessing it once was owned by a well-to-do family and was the pride of Walnut Street.
Here’s a composite of two photos of wild teasel I took on my recent trip to Indiana.
These prickly weeds are also known as Dipsacus which means “thirst for water.” This refers to the fact that a cup-like formation of leaves forms at the bottom of the plant which allows rain water to accumulate. The water keeps sap-sucking insects from getting any farther up the plant that the stem. Interesting huh?