Skunk cabbage flowers

Symplocarpus foetidus, also known as eastern skunk cabbage, swamp cabbage, clumpfoot cabbage, meadow cabbage, foetid pothos, or polecat weed. In the woods near Legion Pool in the Seymour Land Trust in Seymour, CT.

Looking like pitcher plants, the flowers emerge before the main plant in the spring, and produce a foul odor to attract pollinators. I am definitely not a pollinator.

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Diminishing solar activity may bring new Ice Age by 2030 | Astronomy Now

Diminishing solar activity may bring new Ice Age by 2030 | Astronomy Now.

Call Flash Gordon!  Drs. Zharkov and Zharkova are warning us that the sun is going to be resting in about 15 years and cause another Little Ice Age like in the late 1600s (which was actually due to volcanic activity).  “No, we were saying we need to prepare for Global War Ming!”

High Noon

This was a happy mistake.  I was aiming for the taller tree on the right because the sun was directly above it and me, but with the sun in my eyes, I missed.  I like this better, with much more sky and the sun more gently gradiating from the corner.

High Noon | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.