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Pokeweed berries. Used for dye in the past.
Birds have eaten most of the fruit. They use it as a dye, too. The young
greens, picked before showing any pink on the stems, are cooked as "poke
A bolete? mushroom growing out of the dry
pinestraw in the daylily bed.
Young magnolia grandiflora seed cone.
Praying mantis hunting on cedar
deck rail. He fearlessly lunged at the camera when I got too close.
Ivy creeping up half-barrel used as an outdoor fish bowl. Raccoons ate the goldfish: plants and snails prosper.
Pintail duck weathervane with morning sun rays and spiderweb decoration.
Rattlesnake weed in bloom. A transplant from the mountains in 1996.
Rhododendron leaves by the back steps.
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