Friday, September 7, 2012

Indian Pipes

I saw these under a couple of dried oak leaves this morning:

These are Indian Pipes, monotropa uniflora, white plants which don't contain chlorophyll.  They're parasitic, hosted by certain fungi that grow on tree roots.  They're considered scarce or rare.  Yet, there they were, growing on the ground, amid the dried oak leaves, a few feet from the sandy driveway of my  cottage.

Meanwhile, inside the cottage, I put my newly-acquired magnets on the refrigerator.  I got them in P'town yesterday. 

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