Saturday, April 17, 2010

Worms


Not really worms - pine cones. I will show you what they are up to in colour on Monday.

Reflection:
Isaiah 51:7-8 (New International Version)
"Hear me, you who know what is right,
you people who have my law in your hearts:
Do not fear the reproach of men
or be terrified by their insults.
For the moth will eat them up like a garment;
the worm will devour them like wool.
But my righteousness will last forever,
my salvation through all generations."

5 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great picture! They do look like worms. Carla

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  2. eeeew, they look like maggots.

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  3. Yes, yes, I knew they were from the pine tree but did not know they were cones. I thought they were some part of the 'flower' because they drop these AND the cones ... or am I imagining that? They be orange ... I think. Or am I imagining that, too?

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  4. Julie, Yep they are pine cones ... the male ones. Here's a clip for Wikipedia "The familiar woody cone is the female cone, which produces seeds. The male cones, which produce pollen, are usually herbaceous and much less conspicuous even at full maturity."

    Reminds me of a school project my sister had to get a sample of a male and female pine cone. I remember Mum and all the family looking and looking at the pine tree and could not see a single male cone ...then suddenly it dawned that these small ones were the males and there were hundreds of them. Yellow, I'll show you on Monday.

    Diane, yes maggots is a better description but somehow I think I prefer the thought of hundreds of worms in the garden to hundreds of maggots. Crikey all I can think of right now is the maggots that used to be in the back yard dunny.

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  5. Yikes, the title scared me at first :) clever use of black and white for this one - and clever use of the title too :)

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