Because disc golf tournaments are in parks, I usually get my wish.
Nottingham Park, venue of the most-recent tourney, didn’t disappoint. There even were plenty of dragonflies, not that any of them were considerate enough to stop on the ground or in a tree so I could snap a good photo. Wish they were as polite as my front yard d-flies!
The trees especially attracted my attention. They were short enough that it was easy to get up close and personal with their contents.
My favorites were these odd-looking pine trees sporting even odder-looking occupants. Were these destined to be pine cones?
A quick Google search revealed that this actually was a bald cypress tree bearing seed balls. It’s deciduous and will drop its leaves if autumn ever decides to pay a visit to the Houston area (debatable at the moment). The seeds will go forth and hopefully multiple with more cypresses and more interesting-looking seed balls.
I love when macro photography leads to new discoveries!