Monday, October 27, 2008

Diary of a Pine Cone

Several years ago, when living in Texas, we had some pine trees in our front yard. I loved to collect them and put them in baskets for decoration. I noticed that some of them were closed and some were opened and just assumed that some fell off the tree before opening. However, I began to observe that when the pine cones were wet, they would close and then as they dried, would slowly open. Just for fun, the kids and I are doing an experiment with this pine cone. We ran it under the sink this morning and it closed up after about an hour. 

So, in keeping with the spirit of one of Ben's favorite books, "Diary of a Spider", I thought we would bring you "Diary of a Pine Cone"...

Day One:

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