January 28th

Well, it’s some exciting weather out there today in Minnesota land. In fact, it’s been hairy for a few days, not that I’d know firsthand as I have holed myself up in my apartment because it’s dangerous out there. There was a thick fog this morning that they said would probably cease to be an issue by noon, but when I headed home it was still lingering and so was the thin sheen of ice coating everything.

The first four pictures are of the seedpods of velvetleaf, a very common weed alongside roads and farm fields. I took some pictures of them last year (they can be found here at the end of the entry). The weather was similar then, although the plants had iced over a little more spectacularly.

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BEHOLD THE PICTURE O’ THE DAY

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I really like this one. The ice looks kind of like little jigsaw puzzle pieces.

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Don’t cry, little velvetleaf.

There was some plant, maybe goldenrod, with little outstretched stems that looked like tentacles or something. The next few pictures are all of that plant.

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Looks kind of gnarly.

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I wish I knew exactly what all these little curlies were. I always forget.

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Part of a floral arrangement at a grave

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Box elder twig encased in ice

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A spiny raspberry cane and some leaves iced over

I think these next two are rattlesnake master.

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My guess is this is a red osier dogwood.

What are pictures of the rural Midwest without some corn thrown in?

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    • I have a little compact; it’s a Canon Elph (actually Ixus) Powershot something-or-other, can’t remember the exact model. Whenever I upgrade to a DSLR (and hopefully a nice macro lens) I have a feeling I’ll keep toting my little Canon with me too since it’s such a nice, easy-to-use little camera.

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