Wax Myrtle Fruit and Other Things That Caught My Eye

I noticed that a stalk of the Cinnamon Fern had taken a sharp turn upward.  Had someone bent it and the plant kept growing or had the fern suddenly decided to grow vertically rather than horizontally?

Cinnamon Fern

Fruit is starting to appear on the Wax Myrtle branches

Wax Myrtle 1

 

A closer look at the fruit clearly shows the waxy covering

Wax Myrtle  2

 

Spotted some Feay’s Palafox and took a shot from a different perspective.

Feay's Palafox

 

As I walked down the side trail I encountered a tree just covered with Turkey Tails.  The Tails at the base of the tree were wide and large.

Turkey Tails 1

 

The tails further up the trunk were smaller and thinner.

Turkey Tails 2

 

This part of the trail has a nice inviting bench.  So I rested my camera bag and took a shot.

Trail 10

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4 comments on “Wax Myrtle Fruit and Other Things That Caught My Eye

  1. Shari Anker says:

    Thanks, John, for another inspiring post! Your photographs reveal the beauty and mystery of the natural world around us that we often are in too much of a hurry to see. The surprising characteristics in even the smallest seed or leaf or branch are a joy to behold.

  2. Those WM fruits look like mini-mulberries. Weird, and the sort of look you don’t see just hopping down the trail.

  3. I never paid a lot of attention to the fruit’s texture till I took that shot.

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