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FOTD: 7-26-’22. Pinecones

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Amazing how these grow! You usually see them scattered on the ground but finding them on the tree branches is a rare sighting.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. They are huge – gather them to make Christmas decorations or spread with peanut butter for the birds. 🙂 Ours are still in the soft stage – bright green and sticky with sap.

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    1. That’s interesting to learn about the soft stage…it has sap?? I’ll need to check that out.
      Those pinecones were large and impressive. We saw them at a beach walk in May and didn’t get up close to any. Next time I’ll examine closer. Thanks for the new information…makes me appreciate nature that much more.

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      1. Yes, the squirrels love them and chew on them, like taffy. 🙂 I will do a separate comment and send you a picture of the green cones dripping sap. I knew I took a picture as it amazed me so I searched for “dripping sap” on my blog and found it. I’ll send it now.


      2. Well here is info for you and the kids:

        “Sap​ is the sticky, golden substance that moves through trees to circulate water and nutrients, much like blood in veins. Pine trees produce sap all year long, but it flows the strongest in the spring and early summer, according to The Davey Tree Expert Company.”


      3. Great – I knew I had a picture of the drippy pinecones – interesting I wavered between thinking it was resin and sap. It is more fun to learn this way – I agree.


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