Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Moonset and a Surprise Scattering

Yesterday morning's moonset --
Actually more of a moonfade.
And just now I noticed the now-limp and drying clump of violets from three days ago, which is  now surrounded by probably a hundred tiny black and white seeds.  A very close inspection showed the still-green cleistogamous pods in emergency scattering mode.  Every pod has rapidly matured, and almost all have split open.  I could hear seeds hitting the table as I drew.  Afterwards I carried the spent plants and all seeds outside and scattered them in the yard.  We will have lots of violets next spring!

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