It's been a fantastic week with over 80 degree weather. Unheard of here in New England. Trees are starting to bud and flowers are coming up - all way too early.
Still, I find myself drawn to things in nature that have bloomed a long time ago and have since dried out. What these wonderful little flower pods still have left to give is their seeds and a different kind of beauty.
I think I like them even more now that when they were in full bloom last year!