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Red Seeds Bursting

These bright red seeds got my attention in a tangle of vegetation on the side of a pond dike.

Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod
Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod

Following their stem they I couldn’t identify any corresponding leaves.

Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod
Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod

I wanted to get a different angle but I was not willing to step any further in; biting insects are my biggest concern.

Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod
Bright Red Seeds Bursting From Their Pod

Perhaps this is Texas Mountain Laurel based on a search for “red seeds in pods.”

August 20, 2020

A Hibiscus Blooms

Late one gloomy afternoon the sole bloom on a hibiscus plant on my patio started to open.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star HibiscusĀ  and Spider, 5:30 PM

About 2 1/2 hours later, the sun was down but the blossom continued to unfurl.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus and spider, 8 PM, day 1

Evidently the spider didn’t care for the changes to his hideaway and he moved on.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus, 8PM, day 1

The next morning it was raining and even after sunrise I needed to use flash to get a good image.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus, 7 AM day 2

Raindrops made a nice visual addition.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus, 7 AM day 2

A few hours later the “star” was fully open.

Texas Star Hibiscus
Texas Star Hibiscus, 10 AM day 2

The next morning, about 40 hours after it started to open, the bloom had completely curled up, done with its show, and promptly fell off.