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After quite a long pause, I’m returning with my seed quest results!

There are some bushes I pass by often. I’m not sure what they are. But I noticed earlier in the winter that they have big, strange seed pods dangling from them!

I wasn’t sure if I liked the look of these pods and I left them alone.

Luckily, I saw one in the parking lot later. It has been broken open and the most wonderful seeds had rolled out!

These seeds are so adorable. They don’t even look quite real to me. The amount of seeds you see here are how many come out a single pod.  If these could be strung, they’d make lovely beads. Quite wonderful, isn’t it?

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Quest #13 might have been a little intimidating.

But the truth is that I found my object almost right away after writing that Quest idea.

I was taking some trash out to the dumpster and there on the ground were long seed pods…

I had never noticed before that there was a tree in that area that drops these.

It may be hard to see in these photos, but they have wonderful twists and curves. They’re a dark, chocolatey brown color with a slight shine. On the ground or on your desk, they sit in a way to seems to imply movement even though they’re still.

I thought about what their magical story might be. Maybe they come from space with little bean-folk riding inside. Maybe they are magic wands the send spirals of sparks flying.

But the other day I discovered their true magic. Once again I was under that tree, but this time it was very windy and I learned something fantastic.

In the strong wind, these pods do move! They blow in dancing spirals and speed back and forth like crazy snakes! The wind propells them, spinning along the ground. How wonderful! That’s their true magic story.

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