(If you're looking for Works-For-Me Wednesday, just scroll on down--it's the next entry).
I have a climbing rose bush that climbs up the front corner of my house. This time of year, when I'm too
lazy preoccupied to weed, climbing weeds tend to overtake it. But this year, hanging from the climbing weed, I have found this:
There are three of these strange-looking cocoon-type things that are, as you can see, quite large (I showed my hand to give you an idea of scale). I have never seen anything like them. They're kind of creepy.
So, you horticultural-types out there--what is this? Some sort of other-worldly flower about to burst into bloom? Or are alien spawn hatching in my front yard? Because y'all, the holidays are coming, and I do not have time to fight Evil Pod People.