Saturday, September 10, 2011

Autumn's Special Moments

Eye catching seed pods
Bright red berries of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit

The Canadian iconic wild flower, the Jack-in-the-Pulpit, has a brilliant head of seed pods that most people haven't seen. The seed pod grows gradually over the summer until the head is a large bright green.  Then as August winds down the pod turns a brilliant red.
 I am lucky enough to have several wildflowers in my garden, because some of my property is the original forest floor.  I have 100 year old trees and ferns that have been growing for centuries. I treasure these heritage plants and am glad that I can look at then every day.
You can just make out the red seed head of the Jack in the Pulpit in the lower right of the picture.