Canadian Elder … or whatever common name happens to be used in the area you happen to be
** For anyone interested in photography, this image was composed from seven separate photographs at different stacked focus planes to achieve without any out of focus features. Some of the new computer tools are simply remarkable.
Two days later Day (1 April, but this is real) – welcome to Canadian spring
As well as benefiting birds by providing seeds for food, leaving seed-heads to stand through the winter enables snow to form delightful “sculptures” for us to enjoy. A few months ago this was an inflorescence on a wild, carrot plant that was abuzz with insects.