Back in May, I thought “what in the world is this outrageous orange glob hanging from this cedar tree?” Upon closer inspection, I noticed the tree held more of these gelatinous orange mysteries. Out came my camera.
Later, I learned it was called cedar apple rust and it may look like this after the first spring rain. I am no botanist, but as I understand it, cedar apple rust is a fungus that
alternates between two host plants, the eastern red cedar and the apple tree. Usually, the cedar tree is located near an orchard but don’t know of any near this tree. I think fungicides are used to break the disease cycle and protect the apple crop.
So, I learned something new! How about you?
*posted for JNW’s Color Your World photo Challenge-Outrageous Orange
It’s not too late to join in the fun!
I cannot avert
my adoring gaze
Even if I try
In the apple of my eye
This post is for the Five Days Challenge that I have been invited to participate in by terryb at through the lens of my life.. The challenge is to post five photos, one per day, for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be a short paragraph, a page or a poem. Each day I am to select another person to carry on the challenge.
Today, I would like to invite a fairy mind at the storytellers abode because you are so creative! It is not mandatory and you can decline. If this is not the right time or you have already participated, I certainly understand.