1. Ice Swimmer says

    I’ll bite: What is in the last photo? Looks interesting.

    In the second to last photo, a valley between the trunks.

    The second is my favourite. Peeking mushrooms.

    The mushrooms are “puun ja kuoren välissä” (literally between wood and bark). In English the corresponding idiom would be “between the rock and the hard place”.

  2. says

    Ice Swimmer

    I’ll bite: What is in the last photo? Looks interesting.

    I have no idea how they’re called. It’s a plant where the seeds look a bit like glas. When I was a kid they were very popular as dust gathering decorations. Of course I tried to peel the seeds out from between the sheets. Of course my gran got angry.

  3. says

    It’s Lunaria annua, known as Chinese Money Plant in uStates. Like Giliell, I loved playing with them and trying to get the seeds out by peeling. We had them growing in the back yard when I was a sprog.

  4. rq says

    I guess money does grow on trees? Had the money plant growing up but haven’t seen it around here, I wonder if it would grow in these climes. Would love to have some in the garden, too.

    My favourite is the second to last picture, what with the pool of water and leaves in the tree. Mother Nature likes her erotic pose there.

  5. Ice Swimmer says

    Lunaria annua seems to have many names (annual honesty as well as all kinds of silver money in various languages). The Finnish name, kesäkuuruoho means summer moon grass (or more unlikely, June grass).

    Beautiful flowers, too.

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