The theme for week 19 was “weather”. This one is kind of a stretch for weather, but it is a direct effect of the warm, windy weather we had last week. Our large maple tree has been shedding these maple seed pods and they are blanketing our yard. When I was a kid we used to open these up and stick them on the bridges of our nose. I knew them as helicopters, from the way they twirled in the air as they feel from the trees. But I’m learning that there are other nicknames for these fun little seed pods. Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you called them as a kid…or adult. And really…isn’t nature just so beautiful?!