While walking in a nature preserve in Manatee County, FL, I came upon some brush and this little pod stood out for me. I clipped it and took it home to draw and paint. I haven't a clue what it is.
Read 2 books worth mentioning while on vacation:
A Piece of the World
by Christina Baker Kline
(It's a fictionalized account of the life of Christina Olson, the woman made famous in the Andrew Wyeth painting, Christina's World. Well done and interesting with enough research put into the book to make it seem like it could have been Christina's own words.)
by Susanna Daniel
(A story with some interesting characters - two main characters have insomnia to the extent that it changes their lives. A lovely story set in the Biscayne Bay area of Florida, with houses on stilts, living on houseboats, water, and even a hurricane. I never got bored with it and it made me want to read more of her work but she only has one other book.)
I got a LOT of books for Christmas!!