Lately, I’ve been enjoying looking at Magnolia pods under a loop (so furry and alien!). I may try to plant them this year. It’s kind of complicated, requiring waiting for the bright red seeds to pop out and then putting them in just the right amount of watery sand in the fridge until spring.And of course making sure no one throws it away thinking it’s moldy leftovers.

Everything has to be just right and you can’t buy seeds because they have to be freshly harvested in their bright red state.