Thank you all for commenting on my last post, when I showed you pictures like these!
And most of you guessed it! These are the pods growing on magnolia trees around here, this is one. Though we have several magnolias around here, I had never seen these before, and was rather stunned!
But wait! It gets even better! A week or so later, the pink pods had all turned into this, they had hardened and turned woody, and split open with these big red seeds!
Some of the older ones had gotten quite shriveled , like this one. So there you have it; the life cycle of magnolia pods!
“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed…”