Yesterday I painted the little statue that F brought me from California, and I identified it as being from Greece. It turns out that I misunderstood yesterday, and this little statuette (above, left) has a much more interesting history. It's actually from Dresden, where it was made in a ceramic factory but thrown away as a mistake. The man F bought it from had gotten a bucket full of these little cast-offs, wounded and broken and strangely lovely. So it was never intended to be sold, which makes it even more interesting to me. Here's a side view. It stands about 4" tall.
Today's dehiscent capsules are opening a small amount from yesterday. The chestnut, on the right, is now showing wing-like things on two sides of the nut! And small round, black seeds are falling out of the moonflower vine capsule.