Nature Photo Challenge: Tiny Pinecones

I woke up just after 2:00 a.m. this “first day back after a holiday” morning with a headache.  As usual, I couldn’t go back to sleep till about 10 minutes before the alarm.  Then, I was hit with nausea.  And one complication after another.  I took a deep breath and started praying.

I know how easy it is for a bad morning to turn into a bad day, and I am not up for a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.”  I can’t stop today; I need to smile and get things done.  The nature photo challenge is just the panacea I need.

Today, I share tiny pinecones. I think they’re from the hemlock tree.  These are the cutest! They’re about one half inch to one inch long.

"Miniature Hemlock Pinecones," June 2015

“Miniature Hemlock Pinecones,” Northern Alabama, June 2015

This photo was captured with my iPhone while on a campus walk.

If you want more information on the hemlock tree/pinecones, check out these sites:

To see the other photos I’ve shared for the nature photo challenge click on the links below:

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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  1. This sounds not just like a headache but a serious migraine attack. Have you medicine for that? That kind of medicine you need to take early on and you need a prescription for. A colleague of mine suffers badly from migraine, she has special migraine pills. Not your over-the-counter-painkiller!

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    • I used to get migraines quite regularly when I was in graduate school. This is not a migraine–thank God! It’s not as bad as it was a few days ago, but it’s still with me on and off.

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  2. “Some days are like that. Even in Australia.”

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  3. Laurie

     /  January 5, 2016

    Hope you are feeling better. Amazing how small those pine cones are.

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    • Thanks, Laurie! The pinecones are really, really tiny. I had a bunch of them sitting on my desk for a little while. I enjoyed seeing them every day in my own space.

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