Thursday, February 26, 2015
Jack In The Pulpit
I remember back then I was looking to try to learn more about interesting forest plants. Animals were easy, but plants don't move around, so they're a little harder for me. The thing was though that the paces I used to visit had many interesting plants to learn about, so I began to learn little by little.
Jack In The Pulpit was one of the plants on one of the signs that were scattered around in my favorite nature park. So I watched for it whenever I'd walk through that place. On this particular day I found this lone plant sitting there by itself with a shaft of light illuminating it through the trees.
Wikipedia page about the plant if you'd like to learn more. I figure there's not much point in just repeating what it says there for you. If you want to learn more you'd probably rather go to a good source like that one.
The thing I find interesting about the plant is that overlapping top that flops over. it covers the inside parts well. That must be why it grows like that. It reminds me of a flower, but green. I don't see the beauty of flowers like most people do for some reason. I'm mostly interested in their different shapes. Sometimes I feel like I'm missing out.
I remember walking around the plant to get several good angles for my pictures. As always I took many more pictures than I'm sharing with you. I always just pick out the few best ones and leave it at that. There's really not much more to do than that.
Going back and looking at these pictures reminds me of how much I miss those old parks I used to visit. So much seemed to happen there. I discovered something new every day. The parks here are a bit different for me. I haven't discovered just what to do here yet.
I remember seeing the many squirrels I'd meet at the old parks. They were always up to some mischief. I could watch them all day. There were small herds of deer there too, right in the middle of the city. They were so used to people that they would never run far when approached. So many other things.
But that was years ago now. I have new adventures and more interesting places to find here. I'm excited for the future, but I still do miss the past. I'll talk to you later.