yesterday i picked up these horsetail stems, which, today, I wouldn’t have seen at all, because today everything is blanketed in four inches of fresh snow. i think we are last in line for spring this year. i love the black and white joints. i think the pattern would make for fun tights.
horsetail is a living fossil. it used to dominate the understory of paleozoic forests, but now, among other locations, it grows politely along the swampy edge of rice creek.
rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota