Toxic beauty

Virginia Creeper Berries

This shocking berry stands ready as winter food for wildlife, especially songbirds. Though it looks like and is a cousin to the grape, sorry humans Рit is poisonous for us to eat.  Virginia Creeper, a native vine, is commonly found climbing up trees (and Lilacs in this case) in moist rich woods across the U.S.  Enjoy seeing this fall fruit and soon empty red stems.

Floating

Water LettuceHow awesome is it that some plants get to LIVE on top of the water?

Live a life floating.

That carefree feeling of being in a pool, soaking in the sun, supported and surrounded by the hug of water.