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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Look Mama

Look Mama, originally uploaded by McGillicutty1.

OK all you wonderful arborists (I guess that's not a word) tree fanatics... what the heck is this? I know it comes from the magnolia tree but can't quite fathom what it is exactly.

Ash found a million of them and insisted on bringing them home... they're really neat, like furry leaves.

Answers in the comments please..... 'preciate it.


Conny said...

Not trying to be funny here, but, at first I thought she was holding a hamster! We have those trees here at work and I believe that it is a single outer petal, one of many, that protects the blossoms before they open. I can't remember from my botany class years ago what that outer petal is called.

Char said...

i agree with conny - it's the outer petal

but that sure is a beautiful portrait with her wonderful smile.

jane said...

no idea! but your picture is fab! sending you a big hug hello!

McGillicutty said...

Um just to add something here... went into her room this morning and apparently the shih tzu's like to chew them up!!! urrgghhhhhh.

rxBambi said...

I thought it was something dead too :)