Sunday, July 16, 2006

Friday Seeds & Berries (and a dog story)

(I had photos ready to post on Friday evening and then our dog went missing. We spent Friday evening and into the night looking, started again at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and looked off and on all day Saturday with no luck. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday, after we had given up and gone to bed, our neighbour heard Calla barking from the ravine only 200 metres from our house and let us know. With our neighbour, Chad, and I working together looking through the undergrowth our dog was found. The dog had run off with a 10 metre (30 foot) rope attached to her and had been tangled in the undergrowth for 26 hours and only barked three times which made her very difficult to find. Right now the vegetation is so thick and tall that one can easily hide only 1 metre (3 feet) off the trail. Thanks to Chad for helping us find our missing dog!)

Meanwhile, back to the seeds and berries . . .



These seeds are developing on a Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis).

Below are the ripening berries of Star-flowered False Solomon Seal (Maianthemum stellatum),



. . . and False Solomon Seal (Maianthemum racemosa).

5 comments:

pablo said...

I'm glad your dog story had a happy ending, but really, how can you know that the dog only barked three times?

robin andrea said...

I'm glad you found Calla. It must have been tough having her missing for overnight.

Beautiful photos.

Pam in Tucson said...

I'm so glad you found Calla. You must have been frantic. That was a long time to be missing. I don't know any of the plants you list, but I do like the photos.

chiefbiscuit said...

Glad you found your dog - arrived here from the comment you left on Rurality's blog - which by the way, made a lot of sense to me.

Ontario Wanderer said...

OK Pablo, I don't know that she only barked three times but the neighbours and we only heard her three times and she was not far from any of us. I was annoyed that she was so close and did not let us know where she was. She tends to sit and "look" excitedly when we come instead of barking. Not too helpful when we can't see her.

Yes Robin, we did not sleep too much on Friday night.

I doubt, Pam, that I would know too many plants from your area either. Thanks for your visit and note to the blog.

Chiefbiscuit, Thanks for your note and visit. I was not sure if I should speak my mind on the war issue or not but it makes me so angry that I did anyway.