My trip to Joshua Tree National Park was not without its surprises. I promised to wait one month before speaking of one of them, but there is a good reason for the delay. I’m sure you’ll agree when I finally get permission to speak about it.
My friend Sula found a seed pod in doing her botanical survey of the sites where we collected museum specimens. I was immediately fascinated with the ping-pong ball sized specimen as it sat on the black table she’d set it on.