‘Tis the Season
Desert mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum) growing on a Chilean mesquite tree in my front yard. I took this picture only 2 days ago. When I showed it to a plant-nerd friend, he said it was weird, because it’s completely off-cycle. Like by six months!
The green parts of this plant are “poison”, and shouldn’t be eaten, but the ripe berries are sweet and good, if the plant is growing on mesquite. Not so good if growing on palo verdes or other trees. I cut a piece off (Rats! No golden sickle, so I had to use shears) for holiday decoration, and tasted the ripe (red) berry, and it was good. 🙂
In other news, here are last week’s tomatoes:
Yes, there are flowers too! But these other guys better hurry up!
The next week is expected to be freezy, so everything is covered up.
BUT! Today is the day the sunrise starts moving northward again — so light a candle against the dark and have hope in brighter days to come!